Caramel Peanut Bars

Caramel Peanut Bars from Pillsbury™ Baking

Tags: Bars, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Ready Time: 90 min
  • Yield: 2 to 3 dozen bars


  • 2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup cold butter plus 2 tbsps., divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces caramels, unwrapped (about 22 caramels)
  • 1 (14 oz.) can Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 cup chopped peanuts


  • 2 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Combine flour, 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 3/4 cup butter and vanilla in large bowl; blend until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Press on bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
  • BAKE 15 minutes or until lightly brown.
  • COOK and stir caramels, sweetened condensed milk and remaining 2 tablespoons butter in medium saucepan over low heat. Once caramels are melted, stir in remaining 1/2 cup powdered sugar and peanuts. Spread over crust.


  • MELT chocolate with butter in small saucepan over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Immediately drizzle glaze over bars. Cool. Cut into bars.

Eagle Brand is a trademark of Eagle Family Foods Group, LLC, used by permission.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 bar, 1/24 of recipe), Calories 290 (Calories from Fat 120), Total Fat 14g (Saturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 25mg, Sodium 120mg, Total Carbohydrate 38g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 28g), Protein 5g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 8%, Iron 4%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

* Ensure all recipe ingredients are gluten free by referencing the ingredient labels, as products may vary. If uncertain, contact the ingredient manufacturer.