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Sweet and Salty Peanut Bars

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Sweet and Salty Peanut Bars
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Servings 24
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Betty Crocker® Gluten Free chocolate chip cookie mix marries gooey caramel and crunchy peanuts in this delicious bar – a sweet and salty dessert treat.
Updated Jun 23, 2014

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    In place of peanuts, use a 12-oz can of mixed nuts.

Nutrition

340 Calories, 16g Total Fat, 6g Protein, 42g Total Carbohydrate, 28g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
150
Total Fat
16g
25%
Saturated Fat
7g
36%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
9%
Sodium
220mg
9%
Potassium
190mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate
42g
14%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
28g
Protein
6g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
8%
8%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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