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Caramel Peanut Fantasy Recipe

Caramel Peanut Fantasy Recipe

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 YIELD:12 servings

Ingredients

  • 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
  • Addititional chopped salted peanuts, optional

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Caramel Peanut Fantasy

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"Yummieeeee!"

MY REVIEW
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."

MY REVIEW
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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