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Peanut Butter Cookie Candy Bars

"Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Love crunchy caramel-peanut butter candy bars? Try these indulgent cookies to satisfy cravings."
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2 h 30 m servings 271 cals
Original recipe yields 36 servings (36 bars)

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray bottom only of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  2. In large bowl, beat all filling ingredients except powdered sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until well blended (filling will be thick). Press filling over cookie base. Refrigerate while preparing caramel layer.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, heat caramels and 2 tablespoons water over low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted. Stir in peanuts. Spread evenly over filling. Refrigerate about 15 minutes or until caramel layer is firm.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring once, until melted. Spread evenly over caramel layer. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until chocolate is set. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows. Store covered at room temperature.


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  • Skip the cooking spray, and instead line the pan with quick-release foil for easy cleanup and removal of bars from the pan.
  • 2008 © and ®/TM of General Mills

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 11.6 g fat; 39.8 g carbohydrates; 4.2 g protein; 11 mg cholesterol; 120 mg sodium. Full nutrition


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Very rich. Similar to a snickers candy bar. Instead of the cookie mix, I just used my usual peanut butter recipe and used probably 3/4 of it in the bottom of the pan. The last step, skip the ext...

These were sooooo good...too good! I am glad I gave most of these away because I would of ate the whole pan of them. These will blow anyones diet!

This recipe is tasty but we found some changes could be made. The middle layer with the corn syrup was way too sweet. There was just too much icing sugar. Next time I try it, I'll probably on...

These were wonderful - like a snickers bar, but better. I was hoping that they would be terrible, because they were kind of a pain to make (all of those layers), but my family is going to insis...

Yum!! Thanks Betty Crocker!!! Holy Moly! Am I in Heaven?

Although I haven't made these myself, they are the best!!! A friend made them and I just had to get the recipe from her. Everyone at the party gobbled them and asked for more!

I'm still in the process of making these wonderful desserts. There is no doubt in my mind that they will be amazing...but, my electric mixer is taking a heavy beating. The reason for my break is...