Bake-Off® Contest 46, 2013
Des Moines, Iowa

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

Sweet and salty. Pretzels and peanut butter. Make an easy base of sugar cookies for a finger lickin' bar.

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  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 2 hr 35 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups pretzels, coarsely chopped
1
package Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ refrigerated sugar cookies
2
tablespoons Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
1
can (14 oz) Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
3/4
cup Jif® Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2
cup Jif® Chocolate Flavored Hazelnut Spread
1/4
cup caramel flavored syrup

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 Finely chop 1 cup of the pretzels; place in large bowl. Add cookie dough and shortening. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Press dough evenly in pan. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2 quart heavy saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly until hot and mixture is thin. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread until well blended. Spread over baked crust. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pretzels. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Drizzle with caramel syrup. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften.
  • 2 Finely chop 1 cup of the pretzels; place in large bowl. Add cookie dough and shortening. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well mixed. Press dough evenly in pan. Bake 14 to 18 minutes or until crust is light golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 2 quart heavy saucepan, heat sweetened condensed milk over medium heat 5 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly until hot and mixture is thin. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and chocolate hazelnut spread until well blended. Spread over baked crust. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pretzels. Bake 15 to 20 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 1/2 hours. Drizzle with caramel syrup. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Instead of chopping the pretzels, place pretzels in a large resealable food storage plastic bag. Seal bag; with rolling pin coarsely crush pretzels. Remove 3/4 cup. Seal bag and finely crush remaining pretzels in bag.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
220
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Eagle Brand is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company, Elsie trademark used under license. Crisco is a trademark of The J.M. Smucker Company Jif and Simply Jif are trademarks of The J.M. Smucker Company Bake-Off is a registered trademark of General Mills ©2013