caramel commotion bar recipeThese bars are no joke. They look so fancy with all of those layers, but they were really easy to make. You do need to do some dishes after, but how impressive are they? They are very similar to a Snickers bar, but with a chocolate cookie layer on the bottom. One word – heaven. Rich, chocolaty, peanut buttery, nougat heaven. I had a lot of fun making these. I am always shocked and amazed when I make candy and it turns out. Even though these bars look complicated, they really are simple. A few simple ingredients turn into something amazing, with different textures and colors. I love these so much.

This recipe comes from the Eagle website, and even though the recipe is exactly the same, I wrote it a little differently. I broke it into layers. It just made more sense to me this way. Eagle Brand is encouraging us to #SweetentheSeason and pin our favorite holiday recipes to their Sweeten the Season holiday board. There are lots of great prizes that could be yours! In the meantime, Eagle is hosting a giveaway here for a Eagle Holiday Pack and a KitchenAid® 4.5-Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer. Keep reading to find out how to enter.

caramel commotion bar recipe

Layer 1:
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour

Layer 2:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 1/2 cups salted peanuts, finely chopped

Layer 3:
1 (14-oz) package caramels, unwrapped
1/4 cup heavy cream

Layer 4:
1 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
3/4 cup peanut butter

caramel commotion bar recipeMelt chocolate chips and 1/2 cup butter or low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in condensed milk and vanilla.
caramel commotion bar recipeStir in flour. Spread into a 9×13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven until set. Let cool.

caramel commotion bar recipeMelt 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and 1/4 cup cream. Boil for 5 minutes.

caramel commotion bar recipeRemove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and peanuts.

caramel commotion bar recipeSpread over baked layer and let cool until set.

caramel commotion bar recipeCook caramel and 1/4 cup cream until melted. Spread over marshmallow layer. Cool until set.

caramel commotion bar recipeMelt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and 3/4 cup peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat.

caramel commotion bar recipeSpread over caramel layer.

caramel commotion bar recipeChill for 30 minutes or until set. Cut in small squares.

caramel commotion bar recipe

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Caramel Commotion Bars
 
Ingredients
Layer 1:
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 (14-oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
Layer 2:
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1½ cups marshmallow cream
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1½ cups salted peanuts, finely chopped
Layer 3:
  • 1 (14-oz) package caramels, unwrapped
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
Layer 4:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butterscotch chips
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
Instructions
  1. Melt chocolate chips and ½ cup butter or low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in condensed milk and vanilla. Stir in flour. Spread into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350 degree oven until set. Let cool.
  2. Melt ¼ cup butter over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and ¼ cup cream. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream, ¼ cup peanut butter, and peanuts. Spread over baked layer and let cool until set.
  3. Cook caramel and ¼ cup cream until melted. Spread over marshmallow layer. Cool until set.
  4. Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and ¾ cup peanut butter in a small saucepan over low heat. Spread over caramel layer. Chill for 30 minutes or until set. Cut in small squares.