rep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 50 mins | Servings: 20 bars
These naked bars will surely knock you off your feet! A five-star dessert that you can easily and quickly make using simple ingredients. These are the best caramel bars I’ve made with a delightful layer of gooey caramel with a tinge of peanut butter. It is an insanely amazing, addictive treat that will have everyone coming back in seconds! I suggest that you whip up a big batch because these knock-you-naked bars are gone in a blink!
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 bag of 14-ounces caramels
5 ounces evaporated milk
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees. Ready a 9 x 13-inch pan. Grease and set aside.
Step 2: In a small bowl, mix the flour with baking soda and salt. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Then, add the eggs, a piece at a time, beating well after each addition. Next, slowly stir in the flour mixture and fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 3: Into the prepared pan, spread half of the cookie dough. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes. Take the pan out of the oven when done.
Step 4: In the meantime, melt the caramels and evaporated milk in a double boiler. Once the caramels are melted, add the peanut butter and let it melt completely. Spread this over the cookie dough base.
Step 5: Drop the rest of the cookie dough by spoonfuls over the caramel mixture.
Step 6: Return to the oven and bake for another 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Serving: 1, Calories: 439 kcal (22%), Carbohydrates: 52g (17%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 22g (34%), Saturated Fat: 12g (75%), Cholesterol: 45mg (15%), Sodium: 311mg (14%), Potassium: 243mg (7%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 27g (30%), Vitamin A: 350IU (7%), Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 53mg (5%), Iron: 3mg (17%)