Chocolate-Topped Peanut-Toffee Bars

Chocolate-Topped Peanut-Toffee Bars

Grand Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Potato chips are the secret ingredient that keep sweet in balance with salty in a candy-like toffee bar.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

3:15

Hrs:Mins

Makes

32

bars

Cookie Base
1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
Filling
1
cup butter, cut into small pieces
1
cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2
cups lightly crushed potato chips
1
cup salted peanuts
Topping
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes or just until dough is set.
  3. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Sprinkle potato chips and peanuts over partially baked base. Pour brown sugar mixture over chips and peanuts. Bake 15 minutes longer or until surface is bubbly.
  5. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over chips and peanuts; return to oven for 2 minutes to soften chocolate. Spread chocolate over filling. Cool completely, about 2 hours. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
Makes 32 bars
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Did You Know?
This recipe was one of fifteen winners in the 2007 Mix It Up with Betty! Cookie Mix Recipe Contest. More than $10,000 was awarded!
Success
Refrigerating the bars for 30 minutes sets the chocolate so cutting and serving are a snap.
How-To
Line the pan with foil, leaving the edge of the foil above the rim of the pan on two opposite sides. Lightly grease foil in pan. Bake bars as directed. When cool, use foil "handles" to remove the bars from the pan. Cutting and cleanup are now a snap.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 260
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 16g
    • (Saturated Fat 7g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 150mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.