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Gluten-Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars

  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16

Layers of goodness with peanut butter cookies, caramel, peanuts and chocolate! A wonderful gluten-free treat! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
package Immaculate Baking Co.™ gluten free peanut butter cookie dough

Filling

1
bag (11 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons water
3/4
cup peanuts or cashews, coarsely chopped

Topping

1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Press cookie dough in bottom of pan.
  • 2
    Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Reserve 1/4 cup to drizzle on bars; set aside. Stir peanuts into remaining caramel in pan. Spoon mixture evenly over crust; spread carefully.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 2 minutes; stir to blend. Spread over cooled caramel mixture. Microwave reserved caramel mixture uncovered on Medium (50%) 10 seconds; stir until drizzling consistency. Drizzle over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

  • To save time, unwrap caramels ahead of time, and cover until ready to make the bars.
  • Use your favorite chocolate chips; try milk chocolate or dark chocolate.
  • Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
150
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
22g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
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; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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