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Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel and Pretzel Candy Bars

Homemade Take 5 Bars - with layers of chocolate, peanut butter, pretzels, caramel and peanuts.
Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Caramel and Pretzel Candy Bars (Homemade Take 5 Bars) from completelydelicious.com
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4 from 2 votes

Ingredients

Bottom Chocolate Layer:

  • 1 ¼ cup milk chocolate chips (255 grams)
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter (70 grams)

Peanut Butter & Pretzel Layers:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (113 grams)
  • 1 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter (240 grams)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (500 grams)
  • 2 cups mini pretzels (65 grams)

Caramel & Peanut Layers:

  • 14 oz bag caramels , unwrapped (400 grams)
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream (60 ml)
  • 1 cup salted peanuts (140 grams)

Top Chocolate Layer:

  • 1 ¼ cup milk chocolate chips (255 grams)
  • ¼ cup smooth peanut butter (70 grams)

Instructions

  • To make the bottom layer, set a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water. Melt the milk chocolate and peanut butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat and spread into a 9x13-inch pan lined with parchment paper or 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 or with a hand-held 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 milk 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, store in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 312kcal, Carbohydrates: 37g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 14mg, Sodium: 195mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 27g, Vitamin A: 163IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 49mg, Iron: 1mg
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