Take 5 Bars

Take 5 bars

I am always in love with the sweet/salty combination and this bar really hit the spot. If you’ve never had a Take 5 Bar, you are missing out on one of the greater joys in calorie-laden treats…


Take 5 Bars


Pretzel Crust:
2 cups crushed pretzels
3/4 cup butter-melted
1/2 cup light brown sugar
Peanut Butter Filling:
1/2 cup butter-room temperature
1 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups powdered sugar
Caramel Filling:
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup butter-cut into pieces
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 cup chopped Honey Roasted Peanuts
2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons heavy cream


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl combine the crushed pretzels, melted butter and brown sugar. Stir to combine. Press into the prepared pan, packing tightly. Bake for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown: cool completely.

Peanut Butter Filling:
In a large mixing bowl, beat peanut butter and butter together until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar, beating until incorporated. Spread on top of cooled crust. Chill until ready to spread caramel.

Caramel Filling:
In a medium saucepan combine sugar, corn syrup, salt and water. Bring mixture to a boil without stirring until temperature reaches 340 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove from heat and immediately add heavy cream, butter and sour cream. Mixture will bubble up. Stir until combined and set aside to cool. When cool, stir in chopped peanuts and spread on top of peanut butter layer.

Melt chocolate chips and heavy cream in the microwave for 30 seconds or until melted. Spread over the caramel layer, chill and cut into squares.

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2 Responses to “Take 5 Bars”

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    Roz — May 4, 2013 @ 2:43 am

    Oh my goodness, Anne, just pour that baby down my throat! I’ve never had it and I know I’ve been missing out! All of that caramel is killing me!

    Hope you’re doing well this spring (even though it’s been a bit chilly)…..thanks for stopping by this week. I’ve been knee-deep in grading final exams and term papers for the end of semester and going CUH-RAZY!


    • anniebakes replied: — May 6th, 2013 @ 8:13 pm

      you will love it roz!!

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