Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Sweet and Salty Crunch Bars

Surprise! Refrigerated peanut butter cookies marry with shoestring potatoes and peanuts for a trendy sweet 'n salty taste sensation.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 2 hr 0 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 20
 

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated peanut butter cookies
1
cup butterscotch chips
1/4
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4
cup peanut butter
1 1/4
cups shoestring potatoes (from 1 3/4-oz can)
1/4
cup lightly salted peanuts
1/2
cup coconut

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9- or 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. With floured fingers, press half of dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 6 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, place butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on Medium 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until mixture is melted, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Add shoestring potatoes and peanuts; stir gently to coat.
  • 3 Spoon and carefully spread mixture over crust. Crumble remaining half of dough over top. Sprinkle with coconut.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 22 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9- or 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. Cut cookie dough in half crosswise. With floured fingers, press half of dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 6 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
  • 2 In medium microwavable bowl, place butterscotch chips, chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave on Medium 1 minute to 1 minute 30 seconds or until mixture is melted, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Add shoestring potatoes and peanuts; stir gently to coat.
  • 3 Spoon and carefully spread mixture over crust. Crumble remaining half of dough over top. Sprinkle with coconut.
  • 4 Bake 12 to 22 minutes or until set and golden brown. Cool 30 minutes. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. For bars, cut into 5 rows by 4 rows.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
23g
23%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
2%;
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.