Better than anything bars are going to be one of your new favorite bars to make. Packed with caramel and chocolate, who isn’t going to love these!?! I always think of caramel when it comes to the Fall Season, but you can make these any time of the year.

I have a very similar recipe on the blog that is called Snicker Brownies, but it doesn’t have the peanut butter. I’m not sure about your family, but peanut butter is a must in our home.

My husband really enjoys them because Snickers is his favorite candy bar. You can leave the peanut butter out of these if you like, and then they are like caramel blondies. The snicker brownies are more chocolate based.

 

Better Than Anything Bars

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Better Than Anything Bars?

 

Bars:

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • White sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

 

Caramel Sauce:

  • Caramels
  • Evaporated milk
  • Peanut butter

 

 

Better Than Anything Bars

 

How Do I Make Better Than Anything Bars?

 

Bars:

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • Prepare a 9″x13″ baking pan.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the butter, and the sugars.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla extract.
  • Next add the flour, soda, and salt, mix just until mixture is combined.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Place half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.

 

Caramel Sauce:

  • While the dough is baking, place the caramels and evaporated milk in to a micro wave safe bowl.
  • Cook on power level 5 for 1-2 minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals.
  • Add more time on power level 5 if the caramels are not combined with the milk.
  • When they are combined, add the peanut butter, and stir thoroughly.
  • Spread the mixture over the dough that is baked.
  • Then drop the remaining dough, by 1/2 teaspoons full on top of the caramel mixture.
  • Bake this mixture for 17-20 minutes, or until the remaining dough is golden brown or the dough is baked through.

 

This is a picture after I cooked the bottom for 10 minutes.

 

Tips and Tricks For Better Than Anything Bars:

 

  • Add nuts or peanuts. Better than anything bars are one of my husbands favorites, and if I added nuts, (peanuts that is) I think they would be perfect, almost like a Snickers brownie.
  • If you do add nuts or peanuts, be careful with people who have nut sensitivity or allergies. These would be great for a baked food sale or to take to a gathering, but let people know if you added nuts or peanuts. 
  • Also, I said that this recipe would serve 20 people, but these are rich enough that you could get away with serving more people. Just cut them smaller, because a little goes a long way.

 

 

 

More Delicious Caramel Recipes:

 

Caramel Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Microwave Caramels

Baked Caramel Apple French Toast

Caramel Rice Krispie Treats

Easy Caramel Pecan Chocolate Turtles

 

Yield: 20 people

Better Than Anything Bars

Better Than Anything Bars

Better than anything bars are just in time for fall. Make them for those after school snacks, date nights, or even during a game.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Bars:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Sauce:

  • 1 (14 ounce) bag caramels, unwrapped
  • 5 ounces, canned, evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter

Instructions

    Bars:

    1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
    2. Prepare a 9"x13" baking pan.
    3. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, and the sugars.
    4. Then add the eggs one at a time, and then the vanilla extract.
    5. Next add the flour, soda, and salt, mix just until mixture is combined.
    6. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    7. Place half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the baking pan and bake for 8-10 minutes.

    Caramel Sauce:

    1. While the dough is baking, place the caramels and evaporated milk in to a micro wave safe bowl.
    2. Cook on power level 5 for 1-2 minutes, stirring at 30 second intervals.
    3. Add more time on power level 5 if the caramels are not combined with the milk.
    4. When they are combined, add the peanut butter, and stir thoroughly.
    5. Spread the mixture over the dough that is baked.
    6. Then drop the remaining dough, by 1/2 teaspoons full on top of the caramel mixture.
    7. Bake this mixture for 17-20 minutes, or until the remaining dough is golden brown or the dough is baked through.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    20

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 266Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 45mgSodium 303mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 18gProtein 5g

     

     

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