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White Chocolate-Cashew-Pretzel Bars

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  • 25 min prep time
  • 1 hr 40 min total time
  • 6 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Sweet, salty and super! Get a flavor punch in every bite of an easy, crowd-pleasing bar.

Ingredients

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
1
bag (12 oz) white chocolate chunks or white vanilla baking chips
1
cup coarsely chopped pretzel sticks or twists
1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips (9 oz)
1/4
cup peanut butter
1
cup chopped cashews

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Break up cookie dough into pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of the white chocolate chunks and the pretzels over dough; lightly press into dough.
  • 2 Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place 1/4 cup of the white chocolate chunks; set aside. In large microwavable bowl, microwave remaining white chocolate chunks and the chocolate chips on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave 30 seconds longer. Stir in peanut butter and cashews. Spread mixture evenly over cooled baked crust. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Microwave reserved 1/4 cup white chocolate chunks on High 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave 10 seconds longer. Drizzle over bars. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. Break up cookie dough into pan. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Sprinkle 1 cup of the white chocolate chunks and the pretzels over dough; lightly press into dough.
  • 2 Bake 16 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 In small microwavable bowl, place 1/4 cup of the white chocolate chunks; set aside. In large microwavable bowl, microwave remaining white chocolate chunks and the chocolate chips on High 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave 30 seconds longer. Stir in peanut butter and cashews. Spread mixture evenly over cooled baked crust. Refrigerate until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 Microwave reserved 1/4 cup white chocolate chunks on High 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. If necessary, microwave 10 seconds longer. Drizzle over bars. Let stand until set, about 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

Expert Tips

For best results, store refrigerated cookie dough in the coldest part of the refrigerator until just before baking.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
190
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
16%
Saturated Fat
4 1/2g
21%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
95mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
21g
7%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
4%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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