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Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

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

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25 min
Prep Time
60 min
Total Time



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


1 (11-ounce) package caramels, unwrapped

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 (11.5-ounce) package milk chocolate chips

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F.

  2. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 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. STEP 5

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

Nutrition (1 bar)

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