Salted Peanut Chocolate Caramel Squares

Nobody will be able to resist this combination of chocolate, caramel, marshmallows and peanuts.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 16

Ingredients

Marshmallow Layer

2 1/2
cups powdered sugar
1
(7-oz.) jar marshmallow creme

Crust

1
cup crushed cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (about 8 to 10 cookies)
1/2
cup salted peanuts, finely chopped
1/4
cup margarine or butter, softened

Topping

36
caramels, unwrapped
3
tablespoons milk
1
cup salted peanuts, coarsely chopped
1/2
cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 In medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup of the powdered sugar and marshmallow creme; blend thoroughly. On surface sprinkled with powdered sugar, knead in remaining 2 cups powdered sugar. Shape mixture into 7 1/2-inch square. Cover with plastic wrap. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil. Grease or spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl, combine crust ingredients. Press in bottom of lined pan. Bake at 350°F. for 10 minutes or until puffy. Uncover marshmallow square; immediately place over hot crust.
  • 3 Melt caramels and milk in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring requently until smooth. Pour over marshmallow layer. Immediately sprinkle with 1 cup peanuts. Drizzle melted chocolate chips over peanuts. Cool completely. Cut into bars.*
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Bar
    Calories
    340
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    14g
    14%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    1mg
    1%;
    Sodium
    240mg
    240%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    54g
    54%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 2 1/2 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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