Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

This recipe features a peanut butter crust with the popular caramel-chocolate topping.

25 min.prep time 3:30total time
60 bars
151 Rating

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups pecan halves

Topping

1 (14-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (11.5-ounce) package milk chocolate chips

Directions

Heat oven to 375°F. Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat until dough forms.

Press dough evenly into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly over dough. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned around edges.

Meanwhile, place caramels and half & half in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until smooth (6 to 11 minutes). Stir in vanilla.

Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over pecans; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cool completely (about 3 hours) at room temperature. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 130

Fat: 8g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 15g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #11452©2000Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I loved these bars--very rich and gooey and very simple to make. I think they would also be good made with peanuts instead of the pecans. Then they would taste just like a Snickers bar!

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