Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Nutty Caramel Cookie Tart

Watching the Food Network can be very bad, like this past Saturday I got caught up watching the Pillsbury Bake-Off and saw this recipe. So of course I had to try it. It didn't win the million dollars but it is still quite a tasty treat.

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury(r) Create 'n Bake(r) refrigerated sugar cookies
1/3 cup Dry Roasted Peanuts
1/3 cup Caramel Ice Cream Topping
1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup peanut butter chips

1/4 cup white vanilla baking chips

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Press cookie dough evenly in bottom of ungreased 9-inch springform pan. (If dough is sticky, use floured fingers.) Bake 17 to 22 minutes or until light golden brown.
Meanwhile, place peanuts in resealable food storage plastic bag; seal bag. Crush peanuts with rolling pin or meat mallet; set aside.
In medium microwavable bowl, microwave caramel topping, peanut butter and cinnamon uncovered on High 30 to 60 seconds or until hot and bubbly; stir well. Drizzle mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips, vanilla baking chips and crushed peanuts.
Bake 12 to 18 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour 30 minutes.
Run sharp knife carefully around edge of tart to loosen; remove side of pan. To serve, cut tart into wedges. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

*I only had the white chocolate baking sqaures, so I used some white chocolate shavings, and then also added a few semi-sweet chocolate chips.


Renee said...

THAT looks so YUMMY! Mmmmmmm

Shannon Kohn said...

Thanks for trying my recipe and for the nice things you said about it! I would have liked to have won the million, but searching for and finding real folks who've tried my Nutty Caramel Cookie Tart is a big win in itself!

Shannon Kohn :-)