Cookies 'n Creme Caramel Layer Bars

Cookies 'n Creme Caramel Layer Bars start with a layer of Pillsbury Cookies 'n Creme cookie dough, topped with a layer of caramel, chopped pecans, frosting, then finished with melted Cookies 'n Creme candy bars. I hope your sweet tooth is ready!
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Servings: 32

Ingredients

  • 1 package 16 oz Pillsbury™ Big Deluxe™ HERSHEY'S Cookies ‘n Creme cookie dough
  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate cocoa powder
  • 1 package 11 oz caramel bits
  • 8 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup pecan chips or chopped pecans
  • 8 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 1.55 oz Hershey's Cookies 'n Creme candy bars, broken into pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper. Lightly spray with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, crumble the cookie dough and add the cocoa powder. Stir until fully combined then press evenly into the bottom of your prepared baking dish. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until set then remove and let cool for 20 minutes.
  • In a medium microwaveable bowl, add the caramel bits and 2 Tablespoons of the heavy whipping cream. Microwave on high for 1.5-2.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth.
  • Spread the caramel onto the cooled cookie base then sprinkle with the pecan chips.
  • Cool for approximately 20 minutes or until the caramel is set.
  • In another medium microwaveable bowl, melt 6 Tablespoons of the butter in the microwave. Pour in the powdered sugar and remaining 6 Tablespoons of heavy whipping cream. Stir together until smooth.
  • Pour over the pecan layer and spread evenly with an offset spatula then refrigerate until set, approximately 1 hour.
  • In a small microwaveable bowl, add the broken candy bars and remaining 2 Tablespoons of butter and microwave on high for 1-1.5 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
  • Spread evenly over the chilled bars.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours or until the center is firm.
  • Cut into rows - 8 x 4 - making 32 bars.

Notes

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