Prep time: 20 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Total time: 50 mins | Yield: 20 bars
Epic cookie bars with a layer of amazing gooey caramel stuffed in better layers with a swoosh of peanut butter. One bite is enough for anyone to fall head over heels to these heavenly Knock You Naked Bars! Easily throw these luscious bars any time with this easy and quick recipe. And make sure to whip up a huge batch as these delicious bars disappear fast! You might also be tempted to hide the entire pan for yourself!
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon salt
1 bag of 14-ounces caramels
1/2 cup peanut butter
5 ounces evaporated milk
How to make Knock You Naked Bars
Step 1: Prepare the oven. Preheat it to 375 degrees. Ready a 9 x 13-inch pan. Grease and set aside.
Step 2: In a small bowl, place the flour, baking soda, and salt. Mix well until blended. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Then, add the eggs, a piece at a time, beating every after each addition. Next, slowly whisk in the flour mixture. Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 3: Into the prepared pan, spread half of the cookie dough. Place in the preheated oven and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Step 4: In the meantime, place the caramels and evaporated milk in a double boiler, then melt. Once the caramels are melted, add the peanut butter and let it melt completely. Then, spread this over the baked cookie dough base. Drop the rest of the cookie dough by spoonfuls on top.
Step 5: Return to the oven and resume baking for additional 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown.
Serving: 1, Calories: 439 kcal (22%), Carbohydrates: 52g (17%), Protein: 6g (12%), Fat: 22g (34%), Saturated Fat: 12g (75%), Cholesterol: 45mg (15%), Sodium: 311mg (14%), Potassium: 243mg (7%), Fiber: 2g (8%), Sugar: 27g (30%), Vitamin A: 350IU (7%), Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 53mg (5%), Iron: 3mg (17%)