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Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars

Chewy Peanut Butter-Caramel Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 36
Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough jump-start these ooey-gooey bars. A few additional ingredients create an awesome flavor combo!
Updated April 28, 2021
Make With
Make With
Pillsbury™ Cookie Dough
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Bake-Off® Contest 45, 2012
Sandra Hilbert
Fort Littleton, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Ready to Bake!™ Sugar Cookie Dough (24 Count)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped dry roasted peanuts

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch pan (dark pan not recommended) with cooking spray or line with nonstick foil. Evenly arrange cookie rounds in pan.
  • 2
    Bake 24 to 26 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes on cooling rack.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in condensed milk, brown sugar and granulated sugar until blended. Add graham cracker crumbs; mix well (mixture will be thick). Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to low; cook 5 minutes, stirring constantly, or until slightly thickened. Pour caramel mixture over warm cookie crust, spreading evenly.
  • 4
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High 1 minute to 1 minute 20 seconds, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Refrigerate 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
5%
Sodium
130mg
5%
Potassium
130mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
1g
3%
Sugars
29g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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