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Caramel Nut Peanut Butter Bars

Caramel Nut Peanut Butter Bars

Crunchy peanuts are a nice contrast to the soft chewy peanut butter crust of these bars.

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20 min
Prep Time
35 min
Total Time



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


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


1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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.

Tip #1

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 (1 bar)

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