Sunday, December 6, 2009

Simply Made Sunday--Betty Crocker Salty Sweet Peanutty Treat

Ohhhh, what a yummy, yummy treat!!
Thanks to Betty Crocker, I received ingredients to have a Betty Crocker cookie party, and we made
The first activity associated with this recipe was unwrapping 24 caramels.
It take a lot of concentration for a 4 year old to get those little caramels unwrapped.
Look at our fun spoons that Betty Crocker sent us, along with a whole booklet of great recipes!
The botton layer of this treat is a package of Betty Crocker chocolate chip cookie mix.
Mix this according to the package directions.
Mark was the official cookie mix "mixer".
Spread this into the botton of a 9x13 inch pan. Bake this at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
While this cooks, chop 1 1/2 cups of peanuts---or have a 3 year old smash them with a spoon. Kimmy really enjoyed this part of the recipe.
In a saucepan on the stove, mix 2 tbls. butter, 1 can sweetened condensed milk and the caramels.
Cook on low heat until melted.
Get a bowl of pretzels ready--you need these in just a minute.
Get a nine year old to carefully stir the caramel mixture under low heat.
After ten minutes, remove the chocolate chip cookie layer.
Push pretzels into the semi-cooked cookie dough, overlapping slightly.
Top this layer with
all of the chopped peanuts.
When the caramels are completely melted
pour over the top of the cookie dough, pretzels and peanuts.
It looks good now, but
it looks even better after baking at 375 degrees for about 20 minutes.
When this is completely cool, (we waited until the next day), drizzle with 1 cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate chips.
I wasn't too sure about this, it looked very "hard" to me, that is why you see the pieces missing. Daniel and I just had to "test" these. We didn't want to take something unchewable to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Sunday dessert.
It is NOT too hard--it is heavenly
A truly decadent delight!!
It tastes like a cross between chocolate chip cookies, snickers bars, and peanut brittle.
This is a keeper!!


mommyx12 said...

Oh double yummy. This looks too good to pass up. I'm heading to town tomorrow and I will have my shopping list with me and all the ingredients listed on it.

Dusti said...

Oh that looks yummy. Nice that you have helpers. :)

mommytoalot said...

Mmmm mmmmm that looks delicious.
I am baking with my little ones today.

Diane said...

That looks wonderful. Might have to try this one.

heavenly bliss said...

This looks so yummy! We will definetely make this sometime. Happy early birthday Great Aunt Joann! Your blog rock's! xoxo, love, Georgia and Josie

Rhonda said...

That just looks delish! MMM! It is making my mouth water as I look at all of the photos. I enjoy watching your kiddos in the kitchen. They are such big helpers.

Sheila said...

Thanks for sharing this recipe.
It looks delicious.
aaaahhh I want a spoon too. LOL
Nice! They sent you a spoon and recipes that is really nice of them.

Thanks again we will have to try these sometime.

I promise to link to you if we do.