Monday, December 10, 2012

Chubby Hubby Bars

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp coarse sea salt
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pretzels
2 cups coarsely chopped full sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
1 (14 oz) bag of caramels, unwrapped
2 Tbsp water
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips, melted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Spray a 9×13 pan lightly with cooking spray.
Beat together butter and sugars until light and fluffy, approx 1 min.
Add eggs and vanilla, mix until incorporated.
On low speed add in salt, baking soda and flour, mixing until just combined.
Slowly add in the peanut butter cups and pretzels, gently mixing until evenly distributed.
Spread in the prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes.
Let cool completely. Approx 30 minutes to an hour.
When cooled, melt the caramels and 1 Tbsp water in a microwave safe bowl stirring every minute until melted.
Pour over the bars.
Chill in fridge for 15 minutes to set caramel.
Melt your chocolate chips in a double boiler or microwave and spread over caramel.
Put back in the fridge for at least 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
Cut into squares when ready to serve.

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