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Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Bemidji, Minnesota

Nutty Chocolate Pretzel Bars

Looking for a dessert recipe that has it all? This one is baked in a convenient 13x9-inch pan. It uses refrigerated sugar cookies, and it's loaded with favorite extras!

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
can (10 oz) deluxe salted mixed nuts (coarsely chop Brazil nuts)
1
roll Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1
cup toffee bits
1 1/2
cups milk chocolate chips
1/3
cup butterscotch chips
1/3
cup creamy peanut butter
1
cup coarsely chopped salted pretzels
1
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped, or 2 tablespoons white vanilla baking chips

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  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In bottom of pan, spread nuts. Cut cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices; place over nuts in pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly to form crust. Sprinkle toffee bits over crust; press in lightly.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Fold in pretzels. Spread mixture evenly over baked crust.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place candy coating. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In bottom of pan, spread nuts. Cut cookie dough into 1/2-inch slices; place over nuts in pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly to form crust. Sprinkle toffee bits over crust; press in lightly.
  • 2 Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 30 minutes.
  • 3 In large microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips and butterscotch chips. Microwave on High 1 minute 30 seconds to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until well blended. Fold in pretzels. Spread mixture evenly over baked crust.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, place candy coating. Microwave on High 30 to 60 seconds or until melted, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Drizzle over bars. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 30 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
21g
21%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
14g
14%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.