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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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
38 mins
additional:
50 mins
total:
1 hr 58 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen cookie bars
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Ingredients

36
Original recipe yields 36 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

314 calories; protein 6.8g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 16.8g; cholesterol 11.5mg; sodium 249.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
10/15/2019
These were yummy.. a little on the goopy side for me. I preferred areas had less of the caramel.. because once these warmed to room temp, they were a little messy. I'd use half the amount of caramels Read More
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