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!!!

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

  1. OMG these literally look like heaven! Peanut butter and caramel are my absolute faves x

  2. 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.

  3. I’m speechless. I want one of each bars. I’m drooling.
    xx,
    E.
    ww.theslowpace.com

  4. 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!

  5. I haven’t seen this new Skippy yet but it’s worth hunting down to make these, they look so good!!

  6. 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!

  7. Wow Averie, these bars are gorgeous! And that peanut butter looks fantastic! I love the salted caramel touch, so perfect!

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. Also? My sister designed Skippy’s new website!

  11. Wow, these look dangerously delicious!! So many flavors and so chewy-looking. I don’t think I’ll be able to resist…

  12. This looks really delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!
    /F

    http://globalspicedblog.tumblr.com/

  13. I’ve been meaning to go to the store to hunt down this salted caramel peanut btuter! Must have!

  14. Geez louise! These look too good. I’m a little afraid to make them. ….because yours truly might eat the whole batch :(

  15. 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 :)

  16. 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.

  17. 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 … )

  18. Mmmmm! Wish I could pack these in my ski jacket pocket today ;)

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. These caramel peanut butter bars look amazing! Pinned

  22. What a great combination of flavors! I wish I had a quicker metabolism too so I could eat a pan of these!

  23. Swoon! That peanut butter sounds fantastic. Pinning this!

  24. 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 !!

  25. That skippy pb sounds RIDICULOUS! and these bars look soooo tempting! I want to reach through the screen and grab one!

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