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Gluten-Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars

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 Gluten-Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars
  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 16
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Layers of goodness with peanut butter cookies, caramel, peanuts and chocolate! A wonderful gluten-free treat!

Ingredients

Cookie Base

1
package Immaculate Baking Co.™ gluten free peanut butter cookie dough

Filling

1
bag (11 oz) caramels, unwrapped
2
tablespoons water
3/4
cup peanuts or cashews, coarsely chopped

Topping

1 1/2
cups semisweet chocolate chips
Coarse sea salt, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom and sides of 9-inch square pan with cooking spray. Press cookie dough in bottom of pan.
  • 2 Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, heat caramels and water over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until caramels are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Reserve 1/4 cup to drizzle on bars; set aside. Stir peanuts into remaining caramel in pan. Spoon mixture evenly over crust; spread carefully.
  • 4 In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips uncovered on High about 2 minutes; stir to blend. Spread over cooled caramel mixture. Microwave reserved caramel mixture uncovered on Medium (50%) 10 seconds; stir until drizzling consistency. Drizzle over chocolate mixture. Sprinkle with sea salt. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
Tips  

To save time, unwrap caramels ahead of time, and cover until ready to make the bars.

Use your favorite chocolate chips; try milk chocolate or dark chocolate.

Cooking Gluten Free? Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
330
(
Calories from Fat
150
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
30%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
22g
)
Protein
4g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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