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Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Love crunchy caramel-peanut butter candy bars? Try these indulgent cookies to satisfy cravings.

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  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 30 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

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

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

Caramel Layer

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

Topping

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

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LOCATION

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, 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. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer.
  • 3 In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 2 tablespoons water over low heat, stirring constantly, 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 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

Skip the cooking spray, and instead line the pan with quick-release foil for easy cleanup and removal of bars from the pan.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
280
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
3 1/2g,
3 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
39g
39%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
29g
29%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 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; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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