Peanut Butter Caramel Bars
60
bars
25 min
PREP TIME
60 min
TOTAL TIME

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

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

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

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  August 26, 2009

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!

— says Ruth
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