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Easy Billionaire Bars

easy billionaire bars
Easy Billionaire Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 5 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 48

Over-the-top decadence is what we look for in a billionaire bar, and this indulgent recipe delivers on just that! A Pillsbury™ sugar cookie base gets topped with a melted caramel layer, followed by sweetened cream cheese with chopped Reese’s™ Peanut Butter Cups™ miniatures, and finished with chocolate ganache and crunchy chopped pretzels. MORE+ LESS-

Updated April 15, 2019
Pillsbury Cookie Dough
Make with
Pillsbury Cookie Dough

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies

Caramel Layer

30
caramels, unwrapped (from 11-oz bag)
3
tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Cream Cheese Layer

1
package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
cup powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
cup chopped Reese’s™ Peanut Butter Cups™ miniatures (about 18 miniature cups)

Ganache Layer

1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips
3/4
cup heavy whipping cream

Topping

1/2
cup chopped pretzels

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, allowing some to hang over sides of pan; spray with cooking spray. Crumble cookie dough into pan; press evenly in bottom. Bake 13 to 16 minutes or until golden brown; cool 5 minutes on cooling rack.
  • 2
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave Caramel Layer ingredients uncovered on High 1 minute 30 seconds, stirring halfway through. Continue heating in 15-second increments, until caramels are melted and can be stirred smooth. Spread over warm cookie base. Return to oven, and bake 5 minutes; cool 10 minutes on cooling rack. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    In large bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in powdered sugar and vanilla. Stir in chopped miniature cups. Drop mixture by spoonfuls over caramel layer; spread evenly. Return bars to refrigerator.
  • 4
    In small bowl, add chocolate chips. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 3/4 cup whipping cream over medium-low heat 3 to 5 minutes or until hot. Pour over chocolate chips in bowl; let stand 5 minutes. Stir until smooth; let stand 5 minutes.
  • 5
    Remove bars from refrigerator. Pour chocolate mixture over cream cheese layer, spreading to cover. Sprinkle with pretzels. Refrigerate until bars are completely set, at least 4 hours. With sharp knife, cut bars into 6 rows by 8 rows, wiping blade between cuts. Store bars covered in refrigerator.

Expert Tips

  • Store leftover bars in covered container in refrigerator. Pretzel topping will soften with refrigeration.
  • These bars are very sweet and decadent, so we cut them smaller. They're great for adding to a cookie platter or for serving at a party.
  • Line pan with foil for easy removal and cleanup.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
170
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
5g
27%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
15mg
6%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Potassium
55mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
1g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
0%
0%
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
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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