Caramel Commotion Bars

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

Caramel Commotion Bars

Yield: makes 18

Caramel Commotion Bars - Lots of caramel and peanut layers that are insanely delicious. It looks like a lot of work, but these are surprisingly easy to make.

Ingredients

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

Instructions

  1. Melt chocolate chips and 1/2 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 1/4 cup butter over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and 1/4 cup cream. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream, 1/4 cup peanut butter, and peanuts. Spread over baked layer and let cool until set.
  3. Cook caramel and 1/4 cup cream until melted. Spread over marshmallow layer. Cool until set.
  4. Melt chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and 3/4 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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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Well, hello there! I’m Bree Hester, the Boston-based blogger and food photographer here at Baked Bree. Here you can get lots of weeknight meal inspiration, eat more plant-based meals, and still indulge in a decadent sweet treat. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.

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This Post Has 34 Comments

  1. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    These bars are absolutely incredible. The different textures of flavors are calling my name.

    1. bakedbree

      They are really fun to make too. It was fun.

  2. Heather @ French Press

    what amazing layer – totally worth the dishes

    1. bakedbree

      It was!

  3. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    OMG! These are…amazing. Those layers…I’m in love. Pinned!

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks for the pin!

  4. Piper@GotItCookIt

    I can only imagine the sheer joy of the faces that look upon these… can’t wait to try them!

    1. bakedbree

      These are so much fun to make!

  5. Carol

    Those look amazing, this is torture, miserable diabetes! I am going to make them anyhow and give them away just to impress friends! Best treat recipe I have ever seen 🙂 thanks!

  6. melissa vanni

    These are the most gorgeous bars I’ve ever seen! Making these for my boys while they are on Thanksgiving break!

  7. Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac

    The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was — OMG SNICKERS!! Who knew nougat was so easy to make!!

  8. alena

    In step 2 you say to add sugar but don’t say how much… ???

  9. vanillasugarblog

    well this would start a huge commotion for me!
    and thank you for making the nougat part nice and thick!
    lol

  10. patsy

    I can’t wait to make these! I’m sure they will be a hit at my office potluck next week!

  11. Mangers and Bash

    I tried making these last night, and I found that the sugar and amount is missing from your layer 2 ingredients. I finally found it on the Eagle website. 1 CUP!!!

    1. bakedbree

      Sorry, I am human and make mistakes, no need to yell at me.

  12. Steph

    Hi There!
    I tried sending the same message from my tablet a few minutes ago but it didn’t seem to work. I don’t know if it will end up showing up or not, if so, I apologize for the double message.
    Thank you so much for the recipe, these bars look amazing and I can’t wait to try them. I started making them last night and was going to finish today, but I see in the second layer it tells me to add sugar to the butter but I don’t see an amount of sugar to add. If I just missed it, again, I apologize but if it isn’t there, could you let me know how much sugar is needed?
    Thanks so much and I love your recipes. I’ve tried so many of them!

    1. bakedbree

      1 cup. I updated it, sorry.

  13. Julie D

    Hello – I started making these just now. Just finished layer 1. I noticed for the instructions in layer two it says “Stir in sugar and 1/4 cup for cream” but there is no sugar listed in layer two in the ingredients. How much sugar should we use? Thanks!

    1. bakedbree

      1 cup. Sorry, I updated the recipe.

      1. Julie D

        Sorry for the repeat question in the comments. I didn’t see the other commentors comments when I wrote mine about the sugar.

        I actually left out the sugar altogether and they tasted great anyway 🙂

      2. Steph

        Oh no problem at all! Since I had left duplicate messages I’ll just respond here. Thank you so much for getting back so soon – I’ll make sure to update my recipe!

  14. Carols_got_cakes

    I made these yesterday and just cut it to them now OMG so delicious just like I thought they would be I especially like the first layer thank you this recipe is a keeper

    1. bakedbree

      I am so glad!

  15. Kim Vause

    These look so good the layers are so clean 🙂 I have a friend that will love these will definitely be giving these a try.

    1. bakedbree

      Thanks Kim! They cut really pretty don’t they?

  16. MatseCooks

    Wow! This is indeed a commotion. I feel like stealing them off the screen. This is a MUST TRY recipe. Yaaay! Thank you Bakedbree! Bookmarking your site ASAP.

    1. bakedbree

      Hahaha! Thanks!

  17. Marale

    Hi Bree,
    I am baking these this weekend 🙂 The recipe says to use heavy cream but I noticed in the picture you provided with all the ingredients that you have used heavy whipping cream. I know that the fat content is different but does it matter which one is used in this recipe?
    Thanks!
    Marale

    1. bakedbree

      No, I use them interchangeably.

  18. Louise

    We made these yesterday and they were DEVOURED (before supper!) Two thumbs up, especially from my nieces. Thank you for yet another great (& fool-proof) recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      My pleasure!

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