My Five Candy Bar Cookies
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"These candy bar cookies contain 'my five,' which are cookie, pretzel, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate. Lots of steps, but none of them are hard. I wouldn't plan on whipping these out in 1:30 hours, but I find I can do one step at a time while doing something else, like making dinner and they are done by the end of the night. Works best if you can let it cool slightly between layers."
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Ingredients1 h 58 m servings 314
Original recipe yields 36 servings (3 dozen cookie bars)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- Mix 1 tube of cookie dough, 1/3 cup peanut butter, and pretzels together in a bowl. Press into an even layer in the prepared baking dish.
- Bake in the preheated oven until just golden and set, 12 to 15 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
- Mix remaining tube of cookie dough, remaining peanut butter, and 1/3 cup peanuts together in a bowl. Press in an even layer onto a piece of parchment paper the size of your baking dish. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Combine condensed milk and caramels in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring frequently until smooth, about 5 minutes. Pour over the cookie dough crust in the baking dish and spread in an even layer. Top with the refrigerated cookie dough mixture and peel off the parchment paper.
- Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 25 to 30 minutes. Allow to cool slightly.
- Pour chocolate chips into a microwave-safe bowl; heat in the microwave until smooth, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining 2/3 cup peanuts and spread over cookie bars. Refrigerate until set, at least 20 minutes.
Per Serving: 314 calories; 16.8 37.8 6.8 11 250 Full nutrition