I have the perfect sweet treat to make and enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday. These bars are so good they won’t just knock your socks off. These bars will actually knock you naked, hence the name – knock you naked bars.
Any sweet tooth will definitely be made happy with these bars. These babies are nice and decadent. Chocolate! Peanut butter! Caramel! These bars basically incorporate chocolate chip cookies with caramel and peanut butter!
The base of these bars is basically a chocolate chip cookie dough. Then you press half that dough into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Next, you need to cook that base a little bit, just for about 8 minutes.
Once you have that complete, you make the filling. You make this filling is from Kraft caramels or caramel bits. You melt them with some evaporated milk. However, it doesn’t stop there. Once you combine that, you mix in the peanut butter to creat a peanut butter caramel filling!
Spread the filling over the cookie dough. Then drop spoonfuls of the remaining dough over the filling and bake. These bars will make you think you have died and gone to heaven.Print
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Caramel Sauce
- 1 (5 oz) evaporated milk
- 1 (14 oz) bag Kraft caramels (unwrapped) or 1 (11 oz) bag Kraft Caramel Bits
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease or spray a 9 x 13 in pan and set aside.
- In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
- In another bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually mix in the flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread half of cookie dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven.
- Meanwhile, melt the caramels and evaporated milk in a double boiler. Once combined, mix in the peanut butter until combined. Spread over the baked cookie dough base.
- With the remaining cookie dough, drop by spoonfuls on top of the caramel mixture.
- Bake 375 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until light golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cuting. Makes 18 bars.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Category: Bars, Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
Recipe adapted from Julie’s Eats and Treats.