Caramel Chai Bars

Total Time
3hrs
Prep
20 mins
Cook
2 hrs 40 mins

Source: Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest "Just five ingredients, and you've got a coffee-shop treat right from your own oven."

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Ingredients

Nutrition
  • 1 (16 1/2 ounce) packagepillsbury create 'n bake refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 (1 1/8 ounce) package chai tea mix (from 8.8-oz box)
  • 12 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 12 cup fine ground walnuts

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. In large bowl, knead cookie dough and dry chai mix until well blended.
  3. Break up 3/4 of the chai dough in ungreased 8-inch square pan.
  4. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan (If dough is sticky, use floured fingers).
  5. Bake 12 to 17 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix caramel syrup and flour.
  7. In another small bowl, knead remaining 1/4 of chai dough and the walnuts.
  8. Gently drizzle caramel mixture evenly over partially baked crust.
  9. Crumble walnut chai dough evenly over caramel.
  10. Bake 22 to 29 minutes longer or until top is golden brown and firm to the touch and caramel is bubbly.
  11. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
  12. For bars, cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Most Helpful

4 5

Made these and liked them a lot! Took to church and two people asked for the recipe. I did make some minor changes, used Hazelnut Cappuccino instant coffee mix (3 TBSP total) and increased the whole of it by about 1/2 to make a 9x13 pan. Very nice for a change from the usual brownies. Thanks, Mom2Rose.

5 5

These are the best tasting bars i have ever tasted. I made a double recipe and cut them up and put them in the freezer. so this way when i wanted some i can take them out and put them in the microwave for a few seconds and they taste as good as when you first make them. i used the oregon chai tea latte mix. the one with the 8 packs in it. 2 thumbs up to whoever invented this recipe

3 5

I had high expectations for these, but wasn't as impressed as thought I would be. I wasn't sure exactly what kind of chai to use, so maybe I didn't use the right thing. They didn't taste horrible, but I decided not to take them to a Christmas party as I had planned to. I would try them again, using a different Chai mix.