Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

Teresa

I love this Peanut Butter Caramel Bars recipe. I’ve made the basic recipe hundreds of times over the years. But I also enjoy putting a different spin on it occasionally. It’s terrific with white chocolate chips and Heath English Toffee bits. It’s also excellent using Nutella instead of the regular chocolate chips. This time I used sea salt caramel chips and it turned out just as decadent as all those other recipes.

My husband found a bunch of sea salt caramel chips on sale back in January and I’ve been trying to think of ways to use them up. They work fabulously as brownies with a caramel icing, and one of these days I’m going to get around to making them in cookies. This time, however, I decided to pair them with peanut butter in one of my favorite recipes. Yes, peanut butter and caramel chips are soooooo good together!

One of the things that makes this recipe so quick and easy is that all but one of the ingredients are thrown into a bowl and whisked together. Then after spreading the mixture in a baking dish, the caramel chips are arranged over top. After about 5 minutes of baking time, the softened caramel chips are swirled into the batter and marbleized before cooking the bars the rest of the way. Seriously, this dish can be oven ready in about 5-7 minutes. The whole recipe can be done in about 30 minutes. Q-U-I-C-K, E-A-S-Y, D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S!

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars is the perfect dessert for those needing to throw something together at the last minute (assuming you keep your pantry stocked with the caramel chips). It’s a superb choice for potlucks, backyard get-togethers with friends or even tailgating parties. You will be amazed at how quickly these delicious brownies get devoured. But be warned, grab one first or you may find them all G-O-N-E!!! 🙂

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars are soooooo delicious. 🙂

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Crunchy peanut butter and sea salt caramel chips work so well together.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

If you are looking for mouthwatering and decadent, Peanut Butter Caramel Bars is the dessert for you!

Here’s what I did.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

I used these ingredients.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Place softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, flour, eggs, vanilla, salt and baking powder.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Mix ingredients with an electric mixer or a whisk.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Spread mixture into a greased 9×13″ baking dish. Sprinkle caramel chips over top.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Bake 5 minutes at 350. Swirl softened caramel chips with a knife to marbleize.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Return to oven and bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Every bite of Peanut Butter Caramel Bars is scrumptious.

Here’s the recipe.

PEANUT BUTTER CARAMEL BARS

(Recipe inspired from my Peanut Butter Swirl Bars)

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

These amazing blondies combine crunchy peanut butter and sea salt caramel chips. They are perfect for the summer holidays, potlucks or backyard barbecues. You can mix up a batch in just over 5 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz. pkg. sea salt caramel chips

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients, except chips.
  • Sprinkle them on top.
  • Place in 350° oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; run knife through in swirling patterns to marbleize.
  • Return to oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars.

Notes

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword brownie, caramel, cookie, dessert, peanut butter
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

These blondies are terrific for backyard barbecues, potlucks or tailgating parties.

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

The nice thing about this dessert is that it can be oven ready in about 5-7 minutes!

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars are also an easy holiday treat for the summer or Christmas holidays.

You may enjoy these delicious recipes!

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Peanut Butter Swirl Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutella Peanut Butter Swirl Bars

Nutella Peanut Butter Swirl Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

White Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter Brownies

White Chocolate Toffee Peanut Butter Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | Everyone raves over these #brownies when we make them. They'e super rich, decadent & absolutely divine! They will cure any sweet tooth craving you have. #toffee #dessert #chocolate #cookies #whitechocolate #HeathEnglishToffeeBits #ChocolateDessert #ToffeeDessert #peanutbutter #PeanutButterDessert #Tailgating #TailgatingDessert
Peanut Butter Caramel Bars | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | #peanutbutter & #caramel chips pair together perfectly in this fabulous #brownie. Great option for summer #holidays & potlucks, too. #dessert

Peanut Butter Caramel Bars

These amazing blondies combine crunchy peanut butter and sea salt caramel chips. They are perfect for the summer holidays, potlucks or backyard barbecues. You can mix up a batch in just over 5 minutes!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Cookies, Brownies and Bars, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 215 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 12 oz. pkg. sea salt caramel chips

Instructions
 

  • Mix all ingredients, except chips.
  • Sprinkle them on top.
  • Place in 350° oven for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from oven; run knife through in swirling patterns to marbleize.
  • Return to oven.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars.

Notes

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

Nutrition

Calories: 215kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 3gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 136mgPotassium: 53mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 22gVitamin A: 150IUCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.4mg
Keyword brownie, caramel, cookie, dessert, peanut butter
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

Recipe Rating




Previous Post Next Post