Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars

Enjoy these delicious peanut butter cookie candy bars made using Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix that are perfect for a dessert.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 35 min
  • Servings 36

Cookie Base

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
Butter, gluten-free vanilla and egg called for on cookie mix box

Filling

1/3
cup light corn syrup
3
tablespoons butter, softened
3
tablespoons peanut butter
1
tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons water
1 1/4
teaspoons gluten-free vanilla
Dash salt
3 1/2
cups gluten-free powdered sugar

Caramel Layer

1
bag (14 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons water
1 1/2
cups dry-roasted peanuts

Topping

1
bag (11.5 oz) milk chocolate chips (2 cups)

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Make cookie dough as directed on box, using butter, vanilla and egg. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, press dough evenly. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended (filling will be thick). Press filling over cookie base.
  • 3 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramels and 2 tablespoons water uncovered on High 2 to 4 minutes, stirring twice, until caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.