Caramel Peanut Fantasy Recipe
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Caramel Peanut Fantasy Recipe

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Packed with peanuts and gooey with caramel, this do-ahead treat is one sweet dream of a dessert to serve company. With an easy cookie crust and scrumptious candy bar layers, it goes together quickly—and will disappear just as fast! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 60 wafers)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 20 caramels
  • 15 miniature Snickers candy bars
  • 1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 2 cups salted peanuts, chopped
  • 3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Additional chopped salted peanuts, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice (calculated without additional peanuts): 504 calories, 30g fat (11g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 335mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (40g sugars, 4g fiber), 10g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, combine wafer crumbs and butter. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Place on a baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a heavy saucepan, combine the caramels, candy bars, caramel topping and 1/4 cup cream; cook and stir over low heat until smooth and blended. Remove from the heat; stir in peanuts. Spread over crust. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and remaining cream; stir until smooth. Spread over caramel layer. If desired, sprinkle with additional peanuts. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until serving. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Caramel Peanut Fantasy in Simple & Delicious July/August 2006, p51

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tsuop User ID: 6274346 255763
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2016

"This was DELICIOUS!! I had a problem w/ the caramel layer "sliding off" when I removed the ring from the springform pan, that needs to be made thicker somehow. But all in all the taste was great!!"

Stamper50 User ID: 5335141 254824
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2016

"Dschultzo1, the recipe says, 15 MINIATURE Snickers candy bar."

Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 232922
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015


dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 232839
Reviewed Sep. 13, 2015

"Very good dessert. I would have preferred that the Snickers bars and caramels were listed in ounces so you don't have to guess on which ones to buy."

lindaroberts User ID: 1096937 134971
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2008

"Absolutely delicious. It disappers in no time. Great recipe and easy to prepare. My family loves it."

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