CHOCOLATE CARAMEL PEANUT BUTTER BARS
Chocolate Caramel Peanut Butter Bars begin with a cake mix and end with peanut butter, caramel topping, cream cheese, and chocolate! These amazing dessert bars combine all of your favorite flavors in one delectable treat!
- 1 white cake mix
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 8 oz pkg. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 12 oz jar of caramel ice cream topping
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Mix the cake mix and oats together in a large bowl. Use a mixer to add the peanut butter until well combined.
In a separate small bowl, beat the egg together with the milk. Add the egg mixture to the cake mix and oats and mix well.
Reserve 1 cup of the oat mixture and set aside. Press the rest of the mixture into the bottom of a well-greased 9X13 pan.
In another bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer for 1-2 minutes until well blended and smooth. Add the caramel topping, beat for 2 more minutes until smooth. Pour the caramel mixture on top of the crust.
Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly on top of the caramel layer. Sprinkle the 1 cup of reserved crust on top of the chocolate chips.
Bake at 350° for 28-30 minutes or until the top is light golden brown. Cool and then cut into bars.