COOKIE DOUGH SNICKERS BARS WITH A SALTED PRETZEL TOPPING!!!

This is my holiday gift to all my readers!  Please enjoy and let me know how yours turned out!

 
Ingredients
Bottom Layer
    • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Nougat layer
    • 1/4 cup butter
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup milk
    • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
    • 1 cup salted peanuts chopped
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Caramel
    • 1 14-ounce bag of caramels
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream
Cookie Dough Layer
    • 1 1/2 (3/4 cup) sticks butter
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 cup flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 -3/4 cup mini chocolate chips
Top chocolate layer
  • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup pretzels sticks
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips, melted
Instructions
  1. Line a 9×13 inch pan with nonstick foil and let some hang over the edges.  Melt 1 1/4 cups chocolate chips with 1/4-cup peanut butter in microwave, then pour into the baking dish and spread until even. Place in the freezer a few mins until set.
  2. Make the nougat layer. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until dissolved and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in marshmallow fluff and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and fold in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Place in freezer until firm. 
  3. Make the caramel layer. Combine the caramels and cream in the microwave until smooth.  Pour over nougat layer and stick back in freezer until firm. 
  4. Make the cookie dough.   Beat butter,  add the brown sugar, cream, vanilla. Beat until combined, fluffy and light in color. Beat in the flour and salt until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough over the caramel layer gently with an offset spatula and yes, back into the freezer!
  5. Melt 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips with 1/4-cup peanut butter in microwave.  Pour over cookie dough and spread until even. Sprinkle with the pretzels and drizzle with the remaining melted chocolate. Let cool and harden completely.
  6. Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, then cut as desired. I had some trouble cutting these and many of my pretzels came off.  Next time I will cut the bars and THEN drizzle each individual one with chocolate and “attach” the pretzel.
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