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Sweet and Salty Crunch Bars

Sweet and Salty Crunch Bars
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 2 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 7
  • Servings 20
Surprise! Refrigerated peanut butter cookies marry with shoestring potatoes and peanuts for a trendy sweet 'n salty taste sensation.
Updated September 28, 2020
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Bake-Off® Contest 40, 2002
Cheryl Scott
Shaker Heights, Ohio

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Peanut Butter Cookie Dough
  • 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

Steps

  • 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. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER PRESSING DOUGH IN PAN WITH FLOURED FINGERS.) 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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
210
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
18%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Potassium
90mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
23g
8%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
15g
Protein
3g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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