Sweet and Salty Peanut Bars

Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix marries gooey caramel and crunchy peanuts in this delicious bar – a sweet and salty dessert treat.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix
1/2
cup butter, softened
1
teaspoon gluten-free vanilla
1
egg, beaten
24
caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons butter
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1
can (12 oz) salted cocktail peanuts, chopped

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray (without flour).
  • 2 In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter, the vanilla and egg until soft dough forms. Press in pan. Bake 15 minutes or until set.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels, 2 tablespoons butter and the condensed milk over medium-low heat 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently, until caramels are melted. Remove from heat. Carefully pour filling over partially baked crust; spread evenly. Sprinkle with peanuts. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until filling is bubbly. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour. Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

In place of peanuts, use a 12-oz can of mixed nuts.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
(
Calories from Fat
150),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
16g
16%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
220mg
220%;
Total Carbohydrate
42g
42%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
28g
28%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.