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Peanut Caramel Brownie Bites

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 20 min. + cooling


4 dozen

With their multiple decadent layers, these brownies are my family's absolute favorite. —Ella Agans, Birch Tree, Missouri
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  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed and softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups dry roasted peanuts, divided
  • 40 caramels
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1-1/4 cups semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; coat foil with cooking spray.
  2. Microwave butter, sugar and water on high just until mixture comes to a boil, 3-4 minutes; stir until blended. Stir in chocolate chips until melted. Whisk in eggs, 1 at a time, stirring well after each addition. Whisk in vanilla. Stir in flour and baking powder.
  3. Spread into prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18-20 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  4. For topping, combine sugar, butter and milk in a large saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly, over medium heat. Boil 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup peanut butter and vanilla; pour over brownies. Sprinkle with 2 cups peanuts.
  5. In a small saucepan, combine caramels and water; cook, stirring, over medium-high heat until blended. Pour over peanuts.
  6. Microwave chocolate chips on high until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in remaining peanut butter until smooth; pour over caramel layer. Chop remaining peanuts; sprinkle on top. Refrigerate at least 1 hour.
  7. Lifting with foil, remove brownies from pan. Cut into bites. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Test Kitchen tips
  • Get ready for a delicious mouthful. These bars are show-stoppingly rich, so cut them small.
  • Chilling the brownies in the pan makes them easier to lift out and cut, so don't skip that step.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1 bar: 212 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.