Salty Sweet Peanutty Treat

Salty Sweet Peanutty Treat

Prize-Winning Recipe 2007! Surprise! There are crunchy salty pretzels and peanuts in a deliciously sweet chocolate-caramel bar.

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Cookie Base
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® chocolate chip cookie mix
cup butter or margarine, softened
caramels, unwrapped
tablespoons butter or margarine
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
small pretzel twists (2 cups)
1 1/2
cups dry-roasted salted peanuts, chopped
cup semisweet chocolate chips
  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. Spread dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat filling ingredients over medium-low heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Remove from heat.
  4. As soon as pan is removed from oven, press pretzels firmly into partially baked base, slightly overlapping pretzels. Sprinkle chopped peanuts evenly over pretzels. Pour caramel filling over top; spread evenly.
  5. Bake 20 minutes longer until caramel filling bubbles. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  6. In small microwaveable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes or until melted. Dip fork into melted chocolate; drizzle chocolate over bars. 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
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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!
After drizzling with chocolate, refrigerating the bars for 30 minutes sets the chocolate so cutting and serving is a snap.
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 bottom of 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 250
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 5g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 190mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 31g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 21g),
  • Protein 4g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 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;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.