Trillionaire Bars

Trillionaire Bars – The most delicious chocolate brownie bars with caramel, eggless cookie dough, and multiple chocolate layers!

Trillionaire Bars - Creme de la Crumb

Oh my word do I have a treat for you. Caution: do not eat if you can’t handle incredibly RICH and decadent desserts! Let’s talk details though, shall we?

These bad boys start off with a rich, dense brownie layer. When I saw Bake Or Break‘s similar bars with a shortbread base, it hit me. Those would be so good with a brownie base. Β So I did it. I like my brownies soft, thick and very very fudgey, something you can really sink your teeth into (see last photo) and then melts into chocolaty goodness in your mouth. That is a truly delicious brownie. And that’s exactly what we have as a foundation for these Trillionaire Bars. A perfect brownie base. Then top that brownie base with a layer of soft, chewy caramel. Oh yeah, now we’re talking. But it gets better. Better?? How can it possibly get better??? Well let me tell you.

Trillionaire Bars - Creme de la Crumb

After that dense fudgey chocolate brownie layer, and the soft and chewy caramel layer (I know you think you’re in heaven already but just you wait) then we’re gonna top that with….cookie dough. Oh baby. Give me a the leftover bowl and beaters from a batch of chocolate chip cookies and I’m one happy gal. This cookie dough is rich and tastes just like it would if you were making your favorite chocolate chip cookies, but without the worry of the raw eggs. So abandon all inhibitions here and just go hog wild on this cookie dough. And if that isn’t enough, you top that cookie dough with a layer of smooth chocolate. I’m in love.

Trillionaire Bars - Creme de la Crumb

Let’s recap. Fudgey chocolate brownie + soft and chewy caramel + eggless cookie dough + chocolate. What’s not to love here? Not one dang thing I tell ya. These are crazy good and really rich so just be warned right now, you will not have a single one left in your house by the day’s end. Probably should plan on giving some away. Preferably before you try one. Otherwise you will most likely keep them all to yourself. Just take my word for it, I would know.

Seriously. Make these. Now.

Trillionaire Bars - Creme de la Crumb

Trillionaire Bars
 
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The most delicious chocolate brownie bars with caramel, eggless cookie dough, and chocolate layers! So rich they'll make you feel like a trillionaire!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 9-12
Ingredients
brownie layer
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup flour
caramel layer
  • 1 cup soft caramels, unwrapped (I used Kraft caramel bits)
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
cookie dough layer
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup mini semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup regular size semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup old fashioned oats
chocolate glaze
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325, line an 8x8 inch square pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Prepare the brownie batter. Cream together butter and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in cocoa powder and salt. Add vanilla and eggs and mix until smooth. Mix in flour until incorporated. Spread brownie batter in prepared pan. Bake 15-20 minutes.
  3. In a small sauce pan combine caramels and heavy cream and heat over medium high heat, stirring constantly until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and pour caramel mixture over brownie layer. Put the pan in the fridge to chill until cookie dough layer is ready.
  4. Prepare cookie dough layer. Cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and heavy cream. Add flour and salt and mix until incorporated. Stir in chocolate chips and oats. Test the caramel layer by gently pushing a finger across the caramel. When you can do this and the caramel doesn't much very much, it's ready. Spread the cookie dough evenly over the caramel layer.
  5. Prepare chocolate glaze. In a microwave safe bowl combine chocolate chips and heavy cream. Microwave on medium for 1-2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds until chocolate is melted and smooth. Spread chocolate over cookie dough layer. Store in airtight container until ready to serve. Cut into bars and serve!

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they look yummy!

    They are super SUPER yummy!! You must make them!

Oh. My. Gosh! These look incredible!! Brownie, cookie dough and caramel?? Count me in! πŸ™‚

    Ah, a girl after my own heart! That’s a triple combination that I just can’t get enough of!! Thanks Christina!

I really think having the leftover bowl & beaters are the best part of baking! lol! These look delish, & I’m totally taking you’re advice..you don’t have to tell me twice *making.these.now*

They are THAT good!

Instead of melting down Kraft chocolates, I made homemade caramel. It takes the same amount of time but makes it taste that much more decadent! You should give it a try… And I personally thought it tasted the best with brown sugar caramel opposed to white sugar.

All in all… These are absolutely delicious! I’ve made them 3 times since finding this recipe a week ago. πŸ™‚

    Ooh, I would love to give these a try with homemade caramel! Thanks for the tip on white versus brown sugar! I am so glad you loved these, thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Thanks Amy! πŸ™‚

I don’t understand about the cookie dough. Does the cookie dough get baked?

    No, the cookie dough does not get baked. It is eggless cookie dough. It is safe for eating raw. πŸ™‚

    Thank You for letting me know. They look and sound very tasty. I’m going to have to make some soon. Thanks Again Susan

Do you have to keep these refrigerated? They probably wouldn’t last long enough for there to be a problem, but in case I made them a day before serving. Diet be gone!

Made these today for a birthday party, they were amazing and everybody loved them! I added crushed up Maltesers (malt balls covered in chocolate, like Whoppers in the US) on top of the cookie dough layer to add some crunch! Was amazing!
Thanks for the recipe πŸ™‚

    These would be perfect for a birthday party! Adding Malt Balls/ Maltesers (never heard of Maltesers!) would be fantastic, I’ll have to give that a try! Thanks so much Thea, I’m so glad everybody loved them, they’re one of my favorites!! πŸ™‚

      Wow, these look absolutely sinful!! Gonna make them for my hubby today for Valentine’s Day!! Thanks, Tiffany, for the awesome recipe…can’t wait to try them!

They cook 15 minutes and that is all?

    Yes they should be done in about 15-20 minutes! They should become a little more solid after chilling with the caramel in the fridge! Did you make these? How did they come out? πŸ™‚

Making these this weekend! My bf fell in love with the description and is begging me to, my only question would be, if it were ok to not put in the old fashioned oats in the cookie dough batter portion?

Thanks!! πŸ™‚

Have you doubled this recipe ? These look heavenly and I need larger portions for tailgating and the huge picnic parties that we have( a large family plus spouses, and all the extras , 2 pans wouldn’t even start to feed this group.)

    Hi Marjorie, I haven’t doubled this recipe myself but I would think that the best way to make these for a large crowd would be double the recipe, prepare it in two 9×9 inch pans, and then double another batch and prepare in two 9×9 inch pans. That way you end up with 4 times what the recipe would traditionally make, but when you make it in double batches, you are less likely to end up with any wrong measurements. Hope this helps! πŸ™‚

      To double the recipe, use a 9×13 rather than 9×9.
      Single recipe in 8×8=64 x 2 (Double) = 128.
      Double recipe in 9×13=117.
      A double recipe in a 9×9=only 81.

We made these today and man oh man were they delicious! Definitely not as pretty as yours but every bit as tasty as you described. And so easy too!! Thanks for making this pregnant mama happy πŸ™‚

    I am so glad these turned out well for you – they really are so easy aren’t they?! Kind of dangerous actually! πŸ˜‰ P.S. congrats on your preggo-ness!!! So exciting!!! πŸ™‚

Do you serve these with the cookie dough raw?
Dosen’t sound healthy.

    Hi Myra, the cookie dough doesn’t contain raw eggs so it isn’t a concern- it’s safe to eat. πŸ™‚

Do you have to make the cookie dough? Couldn’t you just buy it if you didn’t have time?

    Hi Emily! The reason this cookie dough needs to be made is that it is egg free which makes it safe for eating raw – it does not get cooked in this recipe. πŸ™‚

      Thanks Tiffany! Sorry for that mix up!

        I have another question. Could you buy the brownie mix or would you have to make it?

          You could use a boxed brownie mix πŸ™‚

Hi Tiffany! I I stopped by your blog a while ago when I found an image of your trillionaire bars online. I fell in love instantly! What an AWESOME blog you run! My mouth waters just looking at all your delicious recipes. I used your trillionaire bar recipe to create my own monstrosity bars with a peanut butter cookie layer filled with m&ms, oatmeal and all that good stuff. Thanks so much for sharing!

Do you put the caramel layer in top of brownies after its done cooking?

    Yes, after the brownie layer is done baking, you allow it to cool, then proceed with the rest of the recipe including the caramel and cookie dough, etc.

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

I know regardless of nutritional and caloric count –who can resist these “makes my mouth salivate ” just looking at the ingredients! Should I even ask? Thanks for some of your never boring innovative recipes–a cook after my own heart.

Thanks Tiffany

Greetings! This is my first comment here so I just wanted to give a quick
shout out and say I really enjoy reading through your articles.
Can you recommend any other blogs/websites/forums that deal with the same subjects?
Thanks!

I just made these and they came out as a gob of goo. What did I do wrong? Tasted great but they had to be eaten with a spoon.

    Hi Kim, yuck – goo doesn’t sound very fun! Since I wasn’t there making them with you though, it’s hard for me to say what went wrong… perhaps you missed a step? I haven’t had issues with the consistency before!

I saw someone ask if they had to be refrigerated but, never saw the answer. Do they have to be refregerated and can they be made a few days before serving? Thanks

    They should be chilled and you can make them in advance!

I see someone asked about leaving out the oats and there was no reply? I wondered about that also and about grinding the oats up to fine powder consistency would that work? I can’t tell by the picture it doesn’t look like the oats are in the cookie layer is that what you did?

These look delicious!!

    Thanks Lucy! Truly decadent!

Only one ingredient missing that would make these total blue ribbon – Cream Cheese! That’s what I thought the center was till I saw the big picture! Thanks for sharing, and please let me know if you find a way to get the cheese incorporated.

They look fantastic! Could you please let me know if I could leave out the oats from the cookie dough? Thanks!

    Hi Caroline – Sure! Feel free to skip on the oats if you like.

I made these for my family and my girlfriend’s family. They all absolutely loved them. I skipped the oats in the cookie dough cause we like our cookie dough to be as unhealthy as possible, hahaha. But these turned out great! I’ve been known by both families to have numerous Pinterest fails under my belt, but these were so easy and quick that its impossible to mess up! Such a good recipe, I will keep this recipe forever!

Definitely would not make these again. We doubled in a 9×13 so as to maximize our output for a 4-layer dessert. It took way longer than 45 mins start to finish. Brownies (doubled) took 29 minutes. I can’t imagine they would take only 15 mins in an 8×8. Anyway, we are both dessert fiends and found that 1c cocoa powder (2c doubled) in the brownies was frankly too much. The best brownie recipe on the planet wants 1c + 1c chips for a 9×13. They are so dark and chocolately that they completely overpower the rest of the layers. It was simultaneously way too sweet (cookie dough and caramel) and way too dark and rich. We’ll be giving 90% of these away.

    Hi Lindsay, I’m sorry but I can’t vouch for this recipe unless you followed it as written and since you doubled it I can’t really be responsible for the outcome – I hope you find another recipe on my site to give a try!

Look absolutely delicious!! How long does these last for roughly once baked, do you know?? πŸ™‚

Could you freeze this if you made them ahead of time?

    Hi Linsdey! I’ve never froze these before, but I think they would freeze nicely. Let me know how it goes if you do! πŸ™‚

I don’t like caramel. Any suggestions for replacing that layer with something else?

I have a product called Bird’s Custard Powder–I was wondering if I could use that instead of the cookie dough–it is like making Naiamo bars from Canada?

    Sorry Norma- I am not sure what that is so I don’t have much input!