I have a friend who thinks I am really brave when I try a new recipe when I am going to have company over, I guess I want to live dangerously!! This week I received a new bar cookie recipe from a friend I attended nursing school with like 50 years ago (that can’t be possible), I have received many good recipes from my friend Dianne through the years so I made them for a fund raiser at our church last Saturday. Lucky for me when I went to eat there were some remaining so I could try one and they were good, in fact it was requested that I put it in What’s Cooking, so here it is!
Salty Caramel Peanut Bars:
1 pouch ( 1 # 5 oz. ) sugar cookie mix, reserve 3 Tblsp.
1/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup cold butter
Mix brown sugar and cookie mix, cut in butter, then press in bottom of a greased jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes
Immediately sprinkle on crust: 2 cups salted cocktail peanuts and 1 cup chocolate chips. In a microwave heat 1 jar( 12.5 oz ) caramel topping ( uncovered) on high for 30 seconds, then mix in the reserved 3 Tblsp. cookie mix and drizzle over the peanuts and chocolate chips. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp. sea salt. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 350 degrees, cool completely before cutting.
Have a good week, Happy Father’s day to all the Father’s !
I'm Kathy Lloyd. I grew up on a farm near Elmore, MN and have lived in Fairmont for over 44 years. I have always loved to cook, even when I was very young. I loved to stay with my Aunt Dorothy during my childhood. She was a great cook and used to give me freedom in the kitchen, teaching me along the way. She made recipes from our Norwegian heritage, along with pies, homemade doughnuts, yeast bread and cinnamon rolls.