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Homemade Take 5 Bars Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Becky Steinke

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Bottom Chocolate Layer:
1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Layers:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
2 cups mini pretzels

Caramel & Peanut Layers
1- 14oz. bag caramels, unwrapped, or the baking caramels
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup salted peanuts

Top Chocolate Layer:
1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter

Directions:
Directions:
To make the bottom layer, set a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and spread into a 9x13-inch pan lined with greased foil. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.

To make the peanut butter layer, beat the butter, peanut butter, and powdered sugar in a stand mixer until smooth and creamy. Spread over the bottom chocolate layer. Cover with the pretzels.

To make the caramel layer, place the caramels and heavy cream in a small saucepan and set over medium low heat. Heat until caramels melt and mixture is smooth, stirring frequently. Immediately spread on top of the pretzels, then top with the peanuts. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

To make the top chocolate layer, set a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Pour on top of the bars and return to the fridge for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.

Bars will become soft if left at room temperature, so please store them covered, in the fridge.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 bars
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
A good, long while
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Super yummy!!

 

 

 

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