Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

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If you love peanut butter you are going to love these little sandwich cookies with a twist. On a hot day, try peanut butter ice cream between the cookies…so delicious!

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My Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies are a fun little twist on regular peanut butter cookies. For these cute little sandwiches I used salted caramel peanut butter, but you could use any kind of peanut butter you want to.

About six months ago I saw other bloggers talking about Skippy salted caramel peanut butter, but I couldn’t find it anywhere. Here in Minnesota it takes a while to get products that the rest of the country has already seen. It’s so true! :)

Now this stuff is available just about anywhere they sell peanut butter. It’s a fun change of pace to have another peanut butter to experiment with. But I will tell you this, the salted caramel flavor is very, very light.

Hope you give these cookies a try, they’re a fun alternative. Enjoy!

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I like to use my mini cookie scoop for these. It keeps the size consistent and that’s a very good thing with baking.

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Making my little sandwiches here. If you want the cookies flatter like mine press them down a little before baking with the palm of your hand.

If you prefer your cookies more dome shaped, just let them be. Don’t press them down.

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Ahh, that creamy peanut butter filling is so good. I like to press my cookies together enough to get a little bit oozing out the sides.

Be careful, don’t press so hard that it all comes out. :)

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Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies

Ingredients:                                                                                                      2015-08-22-6887

1 cup light brown sugar

3/4 cup salted caramel peanut butter

1/2 cup butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 large egg

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 cup miniature chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Filling:

3 cups powdered sugar (confectioners’ sugar)

1/2 cup salted caramel peanut butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 to 6 tablespoons milk

Directions:

1. Beat brown sugar, peanut butter, butter, egg and vanilla until fluffy. Beat in flour and baking soda on low speed. Stir in miniature chocolate chips by hand.

2. Shape or scoop dough into small balls. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets or cookie sheets lined with baking mats. With palm of hand gently press down center of each cookie ball just a bit.

3. Bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes, or until set. Cool on wire racks.

4. For the peanut butter filling, beat the peanut butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve desired consistency for spreading. Spread on one half of the cookies and top each with another cookie.

Makes 20-22 cookie sandwiches  

Do you love fun peanut butter recipes?

Then you MUST try my Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats!

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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This Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich Cake is the perfect delicious go-to treat to keep nice and cool this summer!

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In my last post I mentioned that it’s always great fun to create delicious cool recipes for summer, and it is. I love, love, love love making FUN summertime desserts!

This ice cream sandwich cake is so much fun to prepare and whole family loves it. The best part is you can prepare this ahead of time, pop it in the freezer, and sit back and watch the smiles when you are ready to serve!

This recipe comes together quite quickly because there are only 5 ingredients. Don’t you just love good 5 Ingredient recipes in the summer? Who wants to be stuck in the kitchen cooking when it’s beautiful out?

After all we’re all SO busy with summer activities! I say keep it yummy – but keep it simple!

Hope you enjoy this Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich Cake.

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The ingredients couldn’t be easier! I started with Kemp’s Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches, Creamy Cool Whip, Hot Fudge Sauce, Salted Caramel Sauce and of course Chewy Caramel Tim Tams. Feel free to substitute any ingredients you want to.

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The chopped cookies on top of the hot fudge and salted caramel are chopped up Chewy Caramel Tim Tams. I talked about Tim Tams a bit in my last post. These cookies are wonderful!

I bought mine at Target, but I’m sure they must be available in other stores as well.

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So the first layer is made of four ice cream sandwiches laid out so they are touching, then a layer of thawed whipped topping is spread over that.

For the hot fudge and salted caramel sauce, heat them up in separate bowls only until they’re warm enough to drizzle. You don’t want the sauces hot! You want them only warm enough to drizzle/work with.

Keep repeating layers until all twelve ice cream sandwiches are used up.

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Look at all those luscious layers! This sweet treat is however surprisingly light!

No your cake won’t lean like mine. I had freezer helpers, my boys. :)

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Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwich Cake

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1 box (12 count) Salted Caramel Ice Cream Sandwiches

Whipped topping, thawed

1/2 Salted Caramel Sauce, heated up enough to drizzle

1/3 Hot Fudge Sauce, heated up enough to drizzle

4-6 Chewy Caramel Tim Tams, chopped

Directions:

1. Place four ice cream sandwiches on a platter. Make sure the ice cream sandwiches are touching. Spread approximately 1/3 of the whipped topping over the ice cream sandwiches. Drizzle with 1/3 of the salted caramel sauce and 1/3 of the hot fudge sauce. Repeat layering two more times, for a total of three layers.

2. Chop the cookies to your desired consistency. Sprinkle top layer with chopped Tim Tams. Some like bigger chunks, some like smaller chunks, do what makes you happy!

3. Cover and freeze. Ice cream sandwich cake freezes very nicely. Be sure to keep it flat. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Cut into slices and serve.

Makes 8-12 Servings 

Do you love the simplicity of an ice cream sandwich cake?

Why not try my Chocolate Mint Ice Cream Sandwich Cake?

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Salted Caramel Banana Cake

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My Salted Caramel Banana Cake makes the perfect simple and delicious treat for any day of the week…oh my goodness the salted caramel sauce! Just you wait and see.

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Warm buttery cake with the wonderful flavors of banana, chocolate and salted caramel perfectly balanced! Sound good?

This cake is perfect for when you want to impress but you don’t want to be fussing over dessert. There are only so many hours in the day! Right? :)

If you have bananas around the house that have browned, this is the cake to make. Enjoy my friends!

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The chocolate morsels may look a bit larger than usual because they are. They’re chocolate caramel Delightfulls. In case you haven’t used them yet they are a slightly larger morsel, because they have a filled center. So they pretty much have to be a little bigger. For this cake I used chocolate-caramel morsels.

They’re kind of fun to work with because it’s an easy way to get two flavors a the same time.

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Salted Caramel Hazelnut Sheet Cake

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This Salted Caramel Hazelnut Sheet Cake is an easy and delicious version of an all-time favorite cake!2014-10-31_3510 Salted Caramel Hazelnut Sheet Cake

This Salted Caramel Hazelnut Sheet Cake makes a wonderful dessert when you want a dessert a little on the lighter side, but you still want something really good!

After playing around with several different varieties for my family and friends, I have a new found appreciation for traditional sheet cakes! Until recently, I really didn’t know how wonderful a good classic sheet cake could be. Now I get why sheet cakes have long been a part of Southern hospitality and friendliness! :)

When making this sheet cake I decided to add a fun little spin to my cake. Today I went for the delicious flavor of Salted Caramel Hazelnut AND there’s even some COCOA in the spread! Yum!

It’s so nice to have a few lighter desserts in your recipe collection that you know will deliver on flavor, but won’t be too heavy.

Hope you enjoy!

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Here’s a full view of a piece of this cake. I just think this cake is so welcoming – hope you guys think so too!

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Here’s your secret ingredient my friends – Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread! If you haven’t seen this stuff yet it’s on the shelf by the peanut butters, nut spreads and such.

This stuff is SO good! What a wonderful surprise!

No that’s not me. That’s one of my boys. :)

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For the garnish on this cake I like a few bigger chunks of chopped candy around the outside rim, and then a few handfuls of finely chopped candy bars for the middle. A few fun size chopped Twix bars were perfect here!

The cake will be wonderful with or without the chopped Twix bars on top. Of course they’re completely optional!

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Salted Caramel Hazelnut Sheet Cake

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2 cups all-purpose flour

1 3/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup butter

1 cup water

1/2 cup Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread

2 large eggs, slightly beaten

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup buttermilk

Twix bars – coarsely chop 1/2, finely chop 1/2; set aside for later (you won’t need many this is used for garnish only)

Salted Caramel Hazelnut Icing:

1/2 cup butter

1/3 cup Salted Caramel Hazelnut Spread

1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk

16-ounces powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

1. Spray a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with cooking spray. You will want to make sure it’s at least 1 inch deep. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking soda and salt; set aside. Combine butter, water and salted caramel hazelnut spread in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Add to flour mixture and mix well; set aside.

3. Combine eggs, vanilla and buttermilk; add to salted caramel hazelnut mixture. Spread into greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, or until cake springs back when gently touched.

4. Prepare salted caramel hazelnut topping. Combine butter, salted caramel hazelnut spread and milk in a saucepan over medium heat; bring to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar and vanilla to desired spreading consistency.  Spread salted caramel hazelnut icing over warm cake. Garnish with chopped Twix bars, if desired.

Makes 15-20 servings

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Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Nibblers

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My Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Nibblers are the perfect dessert when your family and friends want a little something to nibble on after dinner!

Of course no one says it has to be just one! 

Be sure to follow me on Pinterest!  

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I am so excited to share my Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Nibblers with you today! This flavor combination is going to knock your socks off! I have tweaked one of my favorite cookies to create a great go-to recipe that is sure to never disappoint!

So, what makes these nibblers so good? Glad you asked! :)

These cookies may look like your average chocolate chip cookie on the outside, but they are packed with just the right flavor combination to make them really special! I have also add one chopped milk chocolate salted caramel bar for additional milk chocolate flavor with a touch of salted caramel, and  just a hint of added texture. Not to mention instant pudding adds a wonderful vanilla flavor and a pleasant softness.

Use your favorite chocolate to personalize your nibblers. After all, any chocolate that YOU like works great!

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When I make my nibblers I like to use miniature chocolate chips rather than regular size chocolate chips. But if you prefer to use regular chocolate chips, that’s fine too. It’s simply a matter of personal preference. Do what makes you happy!

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 Ahh, my lovely little nibblers cooling! Such a beautiful sight!

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If you don’t already do this adding pudding mix to your cookies is a great way to keep your cookies moist. You don’t need to do this all the time, just keep it mind. All you need to add is two or three tablespoons of instant vanilla pudding mix. This will make a huge difference in your eggs!

Keep in mind although the cookies are smaller, they will also have a tendency to dry out quicker. If you don’t want to add the pudding mix you certainly don’t have to. It really does make quite a difference though!

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Fresh Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Nibblers and milk! Does life get any better?

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Milk Chocolate Skillet Caramel Nibblers

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix (this will help keep your nibblers soft)

1/2 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 large egg

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup milk chocolate mini chocolate chips (semisweet works just fine, if you prefer)

1 – 3.5 oz. Godiva Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel bar, chopped                                       

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicon baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside. Mix together your dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, and pudding mix); set aside.

2. Mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. By hand or with a mixer, slowly add the flour, salt, baking soda, and instant pudding mix. Mix until combined. By hand stir in mini chocolate chips and chopped milk chocolate bar. Mix until chocolate is evenly distributed through dough.

3. Using a cookie scoop, or just a teaspoon, scoop out small scoops of dough onto cookie sheet.

4. Bake nibbler cookies for 9 to 11 minutes. My nibblers took exactly 9 minutes per tray. Bake until cookies are golden at edges. Do not overbake cookies. Cool for 2 minutes on cookie sheets before moving cookies. Then gently remove cookies with spatula to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 60 Nibblers

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Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars

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These Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Bars are so good! You’re going to love making them, and even more you’re going to love serving them to family and friends.

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It has been very cold here to say the least! The governor has cancelled school because it’s just too cold to have kids out in this kind of weather.

When cold weather hits I think we all kind of look for our own favorite comfort foods. Here, on of our comfort foods is chocolate chip cookies.

At first glance these may look like any other chocolate chip bar. However, the wonderful mix of chocolate and the extra touch of chopped salted caramel milk chocolate caramel makes them so much more!

If you’re not a fan of milk chocolate that’s fine, just use a different kind of chocolate. Check out my recipe, it’s easy to follow, easy to change, and it doesn’t disappoint. :)

Happy cold weather baking, and if it isn’t cold where you are enjoy the warmth!

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