Caramel Nut Peanut Butter Bars

Caramel Nut Peanut Butter Bars
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Crunchy peanuts are a nice contrast to the soft chewy peanut butter crust of these bars.
20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time
48 bars

Ingredients

Crust

1/2 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1/2 cup
creamy peanut butter
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg
1 cup
all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon
baking soda
1/4 teaspoon
salt

Filling

3/4 cup
light corn syrup
1/4 cup
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter
1 (10-ounce) package
peanut butter baking chips
1 (12-ounce) can (2 1/2 cups)
salted cocktail peanuts

Drizzle

1/3 cup
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon
vegetable oil

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray foil with no-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/3 cup butter and vanilla in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add peanut butter and egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Beat at low speed until well mixed.
  3. Spoon crust mixture evenly into prepared pan; press to cover completely. Bake 12-15 minutes or until top is light golden brown. Cool slightly.
  4. Meanwhile, combine corn syrup, 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup butter in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter chips until melted; stir in peanuts. Spread mixture carefully over crust. Cool completely.
  5. Place chocolate chips and oil in small bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, 60-90 seconds or until melted and smooth. Drizzle over bars. Let stand until set.

Recipe Tips

Lining the pan with aluminum foil allows you to easily remove bars from pan. Then cut by pressing straight down with a large knife. This gives you straight, even bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
160
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
4g
Fat
10g
Sodium
100mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

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