It's been a while since I'd made anything that was a little over the top. With Halloween coming up, this seemed like the time to make some crazy candy combination. So, I give you these chocolate, marshmallow, caramel, peanut, krispie, pretzel shortbread bars. Or, as I tried to shorten it to, Salted Caramel Pretzel Shortbread Bars.
These bars have a layer of shortbread made with ground pretzels topped with marshmallow, caramel, peanuts, rice krispies cereal, and chocolate. They are rich, indulgent combination of salty, sweet, gooey, and crunchy goodness.
A few notes – first, the bars can be served at room temperature or chilled. Second, if you want to serve the bars chilled, it's easier to cut them after chilling them for about 15 minutes, and then continue to chill them until you're ready to serve them. Third, I like bigger pieces of peanuts in my bars. If you don't, you'll wan to chop the peanuts before using them.