Bake-Off® Contest 47, 2014
Morton Grove, Illinois

Sweet and Salty Chocolate Chip-Maple-Peanut Bars

Homemade bars mix up in minutes with a bit of sweet and salty - ingredients easily found in your cupboard.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 6
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
1/3
cup Jif® Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter
3
teaspoons Watkins™ Maple Extract
1
cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting
1/2
cup salted cocktail peanuts, coarsely chopped
2
tablespoons toffee bits

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Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Spray 9-inch square pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add peanut butter and 2 teaspoons of the maple extract. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix frosting and remaining 1 teaspoon maple extract until smooth. In another small bowl, mix peanuts, toffee bits and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread frosting evenly over cooled bars. Sprinkle with peanut mixture; press in lightly. Refrigerate about 30 minutes before cutting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature 10 minutes to soften. Spray 9-inch square pan with Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Add peanut butter and 2 teaspoons of the maple extract. Beat with electric mixer on low speed 1 to 2 minutes or until well blended. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix frosting and remaining 1 teaspoon maple extract until smooth. In another small bowl, mix peanuts, toffee bits and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Spread frosting evenly over cooled bars. Sprinkle with peanut mixture; press in lightly. Refrigerate about 30 minutes before cutting. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows. Store covered.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
250mg
250%;
Total Carbohydrate
34g
34%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
22g
22%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 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 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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