You know the feeling. Once in a while you crave something crunchy, chewy, sweet and salty . . . all at the same time. What a treat it is to have all of those flavors in one easy-to-eat, grab-and-go bar. These bars will crush your craving.
Heat your oven to 350°F. Cut sugar cookie dough in half crosswise, then cut each section in half lengthwise. Press dough in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan. Bake for about 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool.
In a 2-quart saucepan, cook the “first layer” ingredients – sugar, peanut butter, butter, marshmallow cream, evaporated milk and vanilla – over medium heat for about 3 minutes, stirring constantly until blended.
Stir in about 1 cup of chopped peanuts …
Pour the mixture over the cooled cookie base. Place in the freezer while you make the “top layer.”
In a 2-quart saucepan, melt caramels with evaporated milk over medium heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from the heat.
Remove bars from the freezer. Pour cereal mixture evenly over the bars. Put them back in the freezer for about 30 minutes, to cool completely.
To serve, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Dig in!