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Peanut, Caramel and Chocolate Candy Bars

Peanut, Caramel and Chocolate Candy Bars

Remeniscent of a certain classic candy bar filled with caramel, peanuts and nougat, these no-bake bars are a great family baking project. 


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20 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 40 min
Total Time
64
bars

Ingredients

Chocolate Layer

1 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk or dark)

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Nougat Layer

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 (7-ounce) jar marshmallow crème

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups salted cocktail peanuts, roughly chopped

Caramel Layer

1 (11-ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

Chocolate Layer

2/3 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk or dark)

3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 13x9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine 1 cup chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute, stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth. Pour into prepared pan; spread to edges. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup whipping cream in medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; immediately stir in marshmallow crème, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over chocolate layer. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine caramels and 3 tablespoons whipping cream in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until completely melted. Pour over marshmallow-peanut layer; spread to edges of pan. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 2/3 cup chocolate chips and 3 tablespoons peanut butter in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave 1 minute, stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals until completely melted and smooth. Pour over caramel layer; spread to edges of pan. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting and serving. Store in refrigerator.

Nutrition (1 bar)

110 Calories
6 Fat (g)
5 Cholesterol (mg)
45 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
2 Protein (g)
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