Why hadn't anyone thought of salted caramel before! It's pretty much the highlight of any recipe, including these dessert bars with chocolate and pretzels.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 26 servings
1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 pkg. (11 oz.) KRAFT Caramels
1/2 cup whipping cream, divided
1-1/2 cups coarsely broken pretzel twists
1 pkg. (4 oz.) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, broken into pieces
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Let's Make It
Heat oven to 375ºF.
Cut cookie dough into thick slices; press onto bottom of 8-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray. Prick several times with fork. Bake 15 to 17 min. or until lightly browned.
Microwave caramels and 1/4 cup cream in medium microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until caramels are completely melted and sauce is well blended, stirring after each minute. Stir in pretzels; pour over crust. Spread to completely cover crust.
Microwave chocolate and remaining cream in separate microwaveable bowl 2 min. or until chocolate is almost melted, stirring every 30 sec.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Pour over caramel layer in pan; spread to completely cover caramel layer.
Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm before cutting into bars.
Prepare using KRAFT Caramels Bits.
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method. Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 24g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.