⅓cupstore-bought or homemade salted caramel sauce(click [url:1]HERE[/url] for my simple 15 minute recipe!)
Preheat oven to 350. Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil or parchment (I prefer the foil) and spritz with nonstick spray.
In a blender or food processor combine the graham crackers (you may need to break them first so they'll fit), and sugar and pulse until fine crumbs form. Add the melted butter and pulse again until mixture comes together.
Press crumb mixture into the bottom of your prepared baking pan. Bake for 5 minutes. While crust is baking, in a medium bowl combine egg, sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Pour mixture over baked crust. Drop teaspoons of caramel sauce on top of the cheesecake layer, then swirl in with a knife being careful not to disturb the bottom crust layer. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheesecake is set.
Allow to cool at room temperature for about 10-20 minutes, then transfer to the fridge to finish cooling completely. Serve drizzled with extra caramel sauce and sprinkled with coarse sea salt if desired.
Store in airtight container in fridge up to five days - add caramel sauce just before serving bars.