My cookbook Peanut Butter Comfort has 100+ recipes using peanut butter.
And I have a compilation post with The 25 Best Caramel and Salted Caramel Recipes.
So imagine my delight when I tried the new SKIPPY Peanut Butter Spread with Salted Caramel.
It’s the perfect marriage of smooth, creamy peanut butter with salted caramel undertones. So good.
I baked it into super soft, slightly chewy bars that I adapted from Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars. If you can’t find the new peanut butter yet in your area (here’s the store locator), that recipe calls for regular peanut butter and you could use regular peanut butter here too if necessary.
When I want an easy, fuss-free, no-mixer recipe that I know everyone will love, I call upon my trusty blondie base. With 25+ versions and counting, it never lets me down.
It’s an easy recipe to memorize because everything is ‘one’. In the 1 bowl used, melt 1 stick of butter, stir in 1 egg, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 1 cup flour. For this version I added 1 cup chocolate chips and the salted caramel peanut butter. The only thing that’s not ‘one’ is the amount peanut butter (1/3 cup).
Between the butter, peanut butter, and salted caramel drizzle, the bars are supremely moist, gooey, and packed with salty-and-sweet flavor.
Chocolate is a natural pairing with either peanut butter or caramel and it’s just hits the spot in the bars.
They were a little too good and I had to promptly donate most of them to my daughter’s friends. I wish I still had their eight-year old metabolisms.
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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars
The bars are made with salted caramel peanut butter and they’re super soft, slightly chewy, easy, and you don’t need a mixer. It’s an easy recipe to memorize because everything is ‘one’. In the 1 bowl used, melt 1 stick of butter, stir in 1 egg, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, and 1 cup flour. For this version I added 1 cup chocolate chips and the salted caramel peanut butter. The only thing that’s not ‘one’ is the amount peanut butter (1/3 cup). Between the butter, peanut butter, and salted caramel drizzle, the bars are supremely moist, gooey, and packed with salty-and-sweet flavor. Chocolate is a natural pairing with either peanut butter or caramel and it hits the spot.
- [1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted
- 1 large egg
- 1/3 heaping cup [SKIPPY Peanut Butter Spread with Salted Caramel
- ]1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips + 2 tablespoons, for sprinkling
- salted caramel sauce, for drizzling (homemade or storebought)]
- Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
- In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
- Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
- Add the flour, salt, and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
- Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
- Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
- Evenly sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, smoothing them lightly with a spatula or tapping down lightly with your fingertips.
- Bake for about 20 to 22 minutes, or until done. A toothpick inserted in the center should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Bars firm up as they cool. Allow bars to cool in pan for at least 1 hour before drizzling with salted caramel, slicing, and serving. Bars will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 502Total Fat: 39gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 161mgCarbohydrates: 38gFiber: 2gSugar: 27gProtein: 4g
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Post is brought to you by SKIPPY. The recipe, images, text, and opinions expressed are my own.
I made this recipe yesterday. These bars are great! I try a different dessert recipe every week and this is definitely one of the better ones. It was also very easy to make. I used regular peanut butter because I could not find salted caramel peanut butter.
Glad to hear they turned out great for you and were easy!
Made these bars on Friday night for some friends and we all loved them!! We also made your homemade salted caramel sauce to go on top (a first for me) and my only regret is that we didn’t make enough for leftovers. One thing I will say to anyone making this recipe: use a traditional PB like the recipe states. We had to use a natural peanut butter (just peanuts and salt) and it made the bars slightly oily. Just something to keep in mind if substituting ingredients!
Looking for a recipe for the homemade Salted Caramel Sauce….
Seriously, Averie – you knocked it “out of the park” yet again! And, I didn’t even know they had salted caramel peanut butter! What a great idea; I’m going to have to look for it. Of course I’m pinning…
Thanks for pinning and the compliments!
Some of my favorite things all in one bar. Sign me UP!
Yum! Totally pinned for later!
Thanks for pinning!
The best bars I’ve ever had. I made them on a whim and love them.
Thanks for trying the recipe on a whim and I’m glad it came out great for you! And that they’re the best bars you’ve ever had!!
I absolutely NEED that Skippy spread! It sounds so delicious, and it if produces amazing, thick and chewy cookies bars like these, I’m all for it!
It’s my dream spread and I bet it would be yours too :)
Oh my goodness. So much wow in one bar!
I love the salted caramel you put on these. It looks so nice and adds a wonderful decadence to dessert!
I’m having a difficult time reconciling peanut butter and salted caramel as together in one. I will have to find some of this spread to try it out (will call it research). I love both, but it’s hard to imagine them together for some reason.
That skippy pb sounds RIDICULOUS! and these bars look soooo tempting! I want to reach through the screen and grab one!
Averie, my brother is a big peanut butter fan so I am pinning these to make when he visits!! He will love these for sure! Thanks for another amazing recipes :)
P.S btw I made your peanut butter chocolate chip granola bars and they turned out GREAT !!
Thanks for pinning AND thanks for trying the granola bar recipe! Glad to hear they turned out GREAT! :)
Swoon! That peanut butter sounds fantastic. Pinning this!
Thanks for pinning!
What a great combination of flavors! I wish I had a quicker metabolism too so I could eat a pan of these!
These caramel peanut butter bars look amazing! Pinned
Pretty sure I could eat that entire pan and still want more. Sadly, I would probably be the size of Baymax (Big Hero 6) if I did so. That caramel drizzle looks beautiful too; perfect addition!
I am off to find that peanut butter. These bars as norm look amazing. Here I am wish I had one right in front of me. I won’t be able to think of anything else for the rest of the day. And this is NOT a bad thing.
Mmmmm! Wish I could pack these in my ski jacket pocket today ;)
I did NOT need to know about this new PB!!! Be still, my beating heart. And to think I just tried your PB blondie base … (rolls eyes in ecstasy … )
Well better late than never and yes…almost better to not know :)
Honey roasted PB is good stuff but salted caramel PB sounds even better. These bars look amazing –several favorite flavors all in 1 pan! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this in the PB aisle.
I’m dying!! DYING. These? Are the best bars in the world. I love that spread so much! Pinned, obvi.
Thanks for pinning and I had made these already when you made those showstopper drippy, sweetened cond milk, choc chip bars that you recently posted and I was like again, great minds think alike. I think in flavor, probably quite a bit different b/c of the salted pb and the salted caramel, but we are destined to go out soon and drink wine and eat drippy bars :)
Geez louise! These look too good. I’m a little afraid to make them. ….because yours truly might eat the whole batch :(
Haha, and I understand!
I’ve been meaning to go to the store to hunt down this salted caramel peanut btuter! Must have!
And thanks for tweeting!
This looks really delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
Wow, these look dangerously delicious!! So many flavors and so chewy-looking. I don’t think I’ll be able to resist…
Also? My sister designed Skippy’s new website!
THat base is your workhorse! It’s so great to have one of those in the baking arsenal, isn’t it?
Salted caramel pb? That would be the death of me. I’d buy with virtuous intentions of baking with it or eating it slowly, savoring it. In reality, I’d spoon that directly from the jar to my mouth and it would be gone in 2-3 days, tops. I should probably avoid it, for purposes of my waistline. :D
Salted caramel pb? That would be the death of me. <--- I can completely relate! And that is BEYOND cool about your sister. SMALLLLLLLLL world! :)
Does dessert get any better than this?! They’re dripping with gooey caramel. So over top girl!
You’re the greatest at this cookies and bars thing.
Pinned. Happy Wednesday!
Thanks for pinning and the compliments :)
Wow Averie, these bars are gorgeous! And that peanut butter looks fantastic! I love the salted caramel touch, so perfect!
The new SKIPPY flavor is SO good! I made a cookie pizza out of it last week, and then ate the entire jar with a spoon. No shame.
Looks like I’ll need to get more so I can whip these ULTRA yum bars! Pinned!
Thanks for pinning and that’s awesome you have already had it AND baked with it. Cookie pizzas, mmmm, one of my fave things :) And eating PB with spoons…another fave thing! LOL
I haven’t seen this new Skippy yet but it’s worth hunting down to make these, they look so good!!
If Skippy’s making a salted caramel PB, then I’m done for. I mean, what in life could be better?
Well, these bars, actually. I’ve always been a huge fan of your blondie base (no mixer! no softening butter!) and your PB cookbook, so you can be pretty dang sure I’m rushing out to the store this week to get the PB so I can make these!
I’m speechless. I want one of each bars. I’m drooling.
Hi Averie, can I ask you where did you get this edition of the pb? I have been to my target twice in the past few days and they dont have it. *I do live in socal so I pretty much have the same grocery stores you do. And thank you for posting such a yummy recipe.
We do live quite close you’re right, and hopefully you’ll be able to find it soon! It was actually sent to me by Skippy but I will ask my contact where people can buy it now and LYK!
OMG these literally look like heaven! Peanut butter and caramel are my absolute faves x