Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

peanut butter caramel bars
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This recipe features a peanut butter cookie crust with a caramel-chocolate topping.
25 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time
60 bars

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
large Land O Lakes® Egg
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 (11-ounce) package
caramels, unwrapped
2 tablespoons
Land O Lakes® Half & Half
1 teaspoon
vanilla
1 (11.5-ounce) package
milk chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter and peanut butter in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until dough forms.
  3. Press dough evenly into ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Sprinkle pecans evenly over dough. Bake 15-20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned around edges.
  4. Place caramels and half & half in 2-quart heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 6-11 minutes or until smooth. Stir in vanilla.
  5. Drizzle caramel mixture evenly over pecans; sprinkle with chocolate chips. Cool completely at room temperature. Cut into bars.

Recipe Tips

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
130
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
15g
Protein
2g
Fat
8g
Sodium
70mg
Dietary Fiber
<1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

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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