Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - Made with salted caramel PB (yes it's a thing!) Soft, chewy, gooey and so irresistible!!!

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.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - Made with salted caramel PB (yes it's a thing!) Soft, chewy, gooey and so irresistible!!!

MY OTHER RECIPES

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.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - Made with salted caramel PB (yes it's a thing!) Soft, chewy, gooey and so irresistible!!!

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.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - Made with salted caramel PB (yes it's a thing!) Soft, chewy, gooey and so irresistible!!!

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.

Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars - Made with salted caramel PB (yes it's a thing!) Soft, chewy, gooey and so irresistible!!!

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.

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Ingredients:

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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large, microwave-safe bowl melt the butter, about 1 minute on high power.
  3. Wait momentarily before adding the egg so you don’t scramble it. Add the egg, peanut butter, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and stir until just combined, don’t overmix.
  5. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula.
  7. Evenly sprinkle with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, smoothing them lightly with a spatula or tapping down lightly with your fingertips.
  8. 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.

Adapted from Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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47 comments on “Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars”

  1. 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.

  2. I love the salted caramel you put on these. It looks so nice and adds a wonderful decadence to dessert!

  3. Oh my goodness. So much wow in one bar!

  4. 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!

  5. The best bars I’ve ever had. I made them on a whim and love them.

  6. Some of my favorite things all in one bar. Sign me UP!

  7. 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…

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