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Salted Caramel Chocolate Streusel Bars

These Salted Caramel Chocolate Streusel Bars are the perfect combination of salty and sweet dessert. A creamy center with a crunchy topping in these chocolate bars makes them the perfect dessert.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 24 bars
Calories 334 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell

Ingredients

For Bars

  • 1/2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter diced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips divided
  • 1/2 cup White Chocolate Chips divided
  • 1 1/4 cup coarsely chopped pretzels divided

For Caramel

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease 13x9 pan with coconut oil. Set aside
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, sugar and cocoa in large bowl.
  4. Add in butter and using your hands or a pastry cutter, combine until mixture resembles coarse crumbs like a streusel topping.
  5. Add egg and mix until well combined.
  6. Reserve 1 cup of the chocolate mixture.
  7. Press firmly the remaining chocolate mixture onto bottom of prepared pan, ensuring an even layer.
  8. Bake 10 minutes.
  9. While that is baking, in a medium sauce pot over medium heat, add all the ingredients for caramel except vanilla.
  10. Stir until butter has melted. Then, reduced heat to medium low and let cook, unstirred for 5 minutes (it will bubble but do not stir-if getting close to the top reduce heat).
  11. While you are waiting for the caramel to finish, place 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk inside a microwave safe bowl.
  12. Microwave for one minute, then stir.
  13. If needed, Continue at 15 second intervals until chips are melted and mixture is smooth.
  14. Remove caramel from stove and stir in vanilla. Reserve 1/3 cup caramel.
  15. Remove pan from oven.
  16. Pour caramel over crust and spread to make even.
  17. Add 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 cup white chocolate chips, and 1/2 chopped pretzels on top of caramel.
  18. Pour chocolate and sweet milk mixture next and gently spread evenly.
  19. In a small bowl, combine the reserved crumb mixture, remaining semi-sweet and white chocolate chips, and remaining pretzels together.
  20. Evenly sprinkle over the top of the bars.
  21. Drizzle remaining caramel on top.
  22. Bake for an additional 28-33 minutes or until center is almost set.
  23. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Recipe Notes

**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 

Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Chocolate Streusel Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 334 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 37mg 12%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Potassium 186mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 45g 15%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 33g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 6.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 8.2%
Iron 8.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.