Chubby Hubby Bars
1, 16.5 oz. log prepared sugar cookie dough (I used Pillsbury)
1 Tbsp. malted milk powder
8 oz. mini peanut butter cups (or several regular ones broken up)
1/2 c. roughly-chopped pretzels (I found PB-filled ones at Trader Joes!)
1, 14 oz. bag of caramels
1 Tbsp. water or milk
1, 11 oz. bag milk chocolate chips
1/4 c. cream (optional)
Line an 8x8" pan with parchment paper and preheat oven to 350º. Gently mix malted milk powder, peanut butter cups, and pretzels into the cookie dough and press into pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until edges begin to brown slightly.
In a microwave-safe bowl, combine (unwrapped) caramels with 1 Tbsp. water or milk and microwave in one-minute intervals until melted and smooth. Pour over cookie mixture.
Let this cool several hours or overnight. Once cooled, melt chocolate chips (and cream, if desired) in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so until shiny and smooth. Pour this over top of the caramel. Put in the fridge to cool, then cut into squares.