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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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  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 3 hr 20 min
  • Servings 32

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
egg

Filling

24
caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

Topping

60
small pretzel twists (2 cups)
1 1/2
cups dry-roasted salted peanuts, chopped
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips

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Directions

  • 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.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
250
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
190mg
190%;
Total Carbohydrate
31g
31%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
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.

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