Preheat oven to 350. Grease an 8x8 pan or you can line with aluminum foil or parchment paper for easier removal. The caramel can get sticky. (can also be made in a 9x13 just double the ingredients)
In a mixing bowl, combine melted butter and brown sugar. Add flour, oats, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
Divide the cookie mixture in half and pat half of the mix into the bottom of the 8x8 pan. Bake for 10 minutes and remove.
While baking, combine the caramels and heavy cream and stir until completely smooth. Can also be melted in the microwave, just stir after every 30 seconds being careful not to let it burn.
Remove pan from the oven and sprinkle chocolate chips over the crust. Pour caramel mixture over the chocolate chips and crumble remaining cookie dough on top.
Return to oven and bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges are lightly brown.
Once removed from oven allow them to completely cool and the caramel to set up. The caramel is like molten caramel right out of the oven and you want to let it cool. You can speed up the cooling process by putting it in the fridge if needed.
Updated Post on February 19, 2020Original Post on June 27, 2013