Chocolate Topped Peanut Toffee Bars (Cookie Mix)

Total Time
3hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 3 hrs

Potato chips are the secret ingredient that keep sweet in balance with salty in a candy-like toffee bar.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookie Base

  • 17 12 ounces betty crocker peanut butter cookie mix
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 egg
  • Filling

  • 1 cup butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 12 cups potato chips, lightly crushed
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • Topping

  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (2 cups)


  1. Heat oven to 350°F
  2. Spray bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  3. In large bowl, stir cookie base ingredients until soft dough forms.
  4. Press dough in bottom of pan.
  5. Bake 10 minutes or just until dough is set.
  6. Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.
  7. Stir in brown sugar.
  8. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently.
  9. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  10. Sprinkle potato chips and peanuts over partially baked base.
  11. Pour brown sugar mixture over chips and peanuts.
  12. Bake 15 minutes longer or until surface is bubbly.
  13. Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over chips and peanuts; return to oven for 2 minutes to soften chocolate.
  14. Spread chocolate over filling.
  15. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  16. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
  17. For bars, cut into 8 rows by 4 rows.
  18. Store covered at room temperature.
Most Helpful

These are great!! The cookie crust is a little soft/moist and the salty chips and peanuts are a great contract to all the sweet. Only change I made was to use bittersweet chocolate chips since that is what I had and it was still great! Made for Everyday Holidy in honor of Nat'l Peanut Day.

AZPARZYCH September 27, 2011