Gluten Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars

Is it true? Could it actually be? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you are NOT mistaken, we did in fact just came out with a NEW Gluten Free Peanut Butter cookie dough! This makes for our THIRD gluten free cookie dough, and the following recipe is proof that you can go gluten free and still enjoy a caramelicious treat!

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The Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookies are pretty out-of-this-world all on their own, but oh boy, wait till you try this recipe, you’ll never go back to any regular peanut butter bars!

To make your own Gluten Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars, you will need:

Cookie Base
1 package Immaculate Baking Co. ® Gluten Free refrigerated peanut butter cookies
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

And here’s how to get the dough rolling:

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.

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And now for the nutrition info… just give me a sec as I blindfold myself before I type this out… Don’t get me wrong! It’s not that these are terrible, just that when it comes to indulgent treats, I really don’t mind staying in the dark (a.k.a in denial…) But if you’re a lot more curious (and braver) than me, here goes:

Servings: 16 bars

1 Bar: Calories 330 (Calories from Fat 150); Total Fat 17g (Saturated Fat 6g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 105mg; Total Carbohydrate 39g (Dietary Fiber 2g, Sugars 22g); Protein 4g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 4%
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 3 1/2 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 2 1/2

 

2 thoughts on “Gluten Free Caramelicious Peanut Butter Bars

  1. Melissa says:

    I would like to know what is in the dough. I do not have a problem with gluten however, I am allergic to wheat, rye, barley, and rice. Thank you.

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