Salted Peanut Caramel Squares

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Nov. 08, 2012

After you make these - lock the pan away so you don't eat them all in one sitting... they are that good.


Pretzel crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , melted
Roasted salted peanuts 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
For caramel
Packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Corn syrup 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Granulated sugar 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Whipping cream 1/4 Cup (4 tbs) ((35%))
Vanilla 2 Teaspoon
Roasted salted peanuts 1 Cup (16 tbs)



1. For base, in a bowl, add pretzel crumbs, sugar, and butter. Mix to incorporate.

2. Line 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Transfer mixture into it and press well.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degree F or 180 degree C.


4. Place pan in oven, and bake for 10-12 minutes or until just beginning to brown.

5. Remove pan from oven, and sprinkle peanuts on top. Allow it to cool on wire rack.

6. Meanwhile, for caramel, in a saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, sugar, and cream.

7. Place the pan over high heat, stir constantly, and boil for 10 minutes or until the mixture reaches 245 degree F when measured with candy thermometer.

8. Remove pan from heat, and add vanilla. Mix well.

9. Pour caramel over crust.

10.Sprinkle peanuts and let it cool for 20 minutes.

11.Refrigerate for about 2 hours.


12.Cut into squares and serve chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 25 Minutes
Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1128Calories from Fat 612

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 71 g109.2%

Saturated Fat 34 g170%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 505 mg21.04%

Total Carbohydrates 122 g40.7%

Dietary Fiber 4 g16%

Sugars 76 g

Protein 10 g20%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet