Five Layer Reese’s Bars

Hi Friends!

Because it’s Tuesday.
Because it’s the Tuesday after Easter and you just may have some extra Reese’s laying around.
But mostly because I’ve been taunting you with pictures of this since last week…

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

I have a Tuesday Treat for you!

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

I came up with these bars last week when I was in the mood to bake something yummy to celebrate getting an internship. They’re kind of a cross between these Caramelitas and these Toffee Squares, both of which I make around Christmas time.

I was in the mood to layer…so layer I did.

I started with a pretty basic oat crust for a solid bottom layer. Then I added a layer of Reese’s. Plus some melted caramel. And then some graham crackers…topped with melted butter and sugar. Then I topped it all off with a layer of melted chocolate chips. Oh, and as a bonus? Toffee bits sprinkled on top. Sound like your kind of treat? I thought so.

So, here’s the recipe:

Five Layer Reese’s Bars

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 20 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Keywords: stovetop bake dessert caramel peanut butter chocolate oats bars


Ingredients (9×9 pan)

Layer 1
1/2 c butter
1 c flour
1 c oats
1/2 c sugar
1 tsp baking soda

Layer 2
16 Reese’s peanut butter cups

Layer 3
8 oz individually wrapped caramels
1/3 c skim milk

Layer 4
8 graham cracker sheets
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 c sugar

Layer 5
1-1/2 c dark chocolate chips

1 c toffee bits


Layer 1

Melt the butter in a small bowl.
Add the flour, sugar, oats and baking soda and mix well.
Line a 9×9 pan with foiled and spray with cooking spray. (You could also use a 9×13 pan and leave a few inches empty)
Press the mixture into the pan to form a crust.

Layer 2

Unwrap the Reese’s and gently press into oat crust in four rows of four.

Layer 3

Unwrap the caramels and place in a bowl.
Add the milk and microwave at 50% power for 4 minutes or until caramel is melted.
Mix well, then pour mixture over the Reeses.

Layer 4

Top with graham crackers, breaking as necessary to fit the pan.
Press them down gently into the caramel.

Layer 5

Melt the butter, stir in the sugar and pour mixture over the graham crackers. Spread evenly and place the pan in the oven.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes until slightly darkened and bubbly.
Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Let sit for 5 minutes, then spread the melted chips into a layer of chocolate.
Top with toffee bits and let cool completely before removing from pan.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

I’m gonna go ahead and suggest that you make these immediately!

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

Five Layer Reese's Bars: Cookies bars stuffed with candy- what could be better?

Dig in!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. 5 layers?! Oh my – I don’t know if I should be looking at this. I already workout every day but with these, I’ll have to work out twice a day!
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  2. Well shoot Lindsay- these just look devine! :) I’m afraid if I make them I will eat one too many. How do you come up with this stuff? :) Love it! I would like you to bring me some please. Ha ha!
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  3. These look amazing!
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  4. Oh my goodness. You’re KILLING me!

  5. Im sad my child is already awake.
    shes sitting here
    spied these
    NOW SHES HAPPY as she thinks she’d getting em :-)
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  6. Holy cow! These look lethally addictive! :)
    Kiri W. recently posted..Frohe Ostern! – German Easter Candy And Chocolates

  7. Remember that time you mailed me an entire box of Reese’s? Yeah. That was a good time. :)

    [PS I saw that Whole Foods is making Caramelitas, and I was like “I bet my recipe is 1,000 times better.” (I bet yours is, too.)]
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  8. Holy moly, these look AWESOME!
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  9. My boyfriend would literally die if I made these for us. We’re Reese’s addicts. Put peanut butter with anything and I’m game! Pinned them so I can make them later!
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  10. Oh sweet heavens I think I just died and went to heaven!
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  11. I may or may not have just heard angels sing….
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  12. Omg my mouth is watering! I am obsessed with Reese’s…and these bars sound like something I would absolutely love. Probably love so much that I wouldn’t be able to stop at one πŸ˜‰
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  13. Oh wow! These look amazing, Lindsay. The PB and chocolate combo is a match made in foodie heaven. I don’t think I could just eat one!!
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  14. HOLY YUM, these look incredible! I loooveee baking with Reese’s, they are so darn delicious!

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  15. Um….just wow…..

  16. yuuuuummmyyyy!!! You’ve put all my favorite treats into one treat. MIND. BLOWN.
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  17. Oh man, that looks killer good, dangerously so! All my favorite flavors too, this is totally going on my “foodie love” pinboard asap πŸ˜‰
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  18. Oh. My. Gosh. These look incredible!! Can’t wait to try them
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  19. Holy cow! I am actually drooling!
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  20. I think you are actually trying to kill me with food envy. holy smokes, those look sinfully drool worthy!
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  21. holey gosh! Pinning now!!

  22. Ohmygosh. These are unreal!

    What a celebration dessert these would be!! πŸ˜€

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  23. OMG – these look so friggin’ good. I have to pretend I never saw this recipe. Reese’s are my favorite candy in the word.

  24. woweeee, this look like my kinda treat! these would be dangerous in my house with my husband’s and my LOVE for Reese’s!
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  25. AY CARUMBA, lady! These look incredible!
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  26. these look amazing! must. make.

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  27. Wow! Reese’s are my favorite candy ever, so adding them into bars is simply genius! Hope you had a great holiday friend!!

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  28. Holy moly, these look dangerous.
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  29. Looks delish!!! Copying the recipe now!!

  30. OMG – these look ah-mazing! We’re having a surprise shindig this wkd for my husband’s birthday and I think I’m going to make these instead of a cake!
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  31. drooool! make me these?! They seem far too complicated for me to attempt πŸ˜‰
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  32. day-um. I need.
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  33. Holy Moly I want these now! Yum!

  34. Looking good! But cannot cope with more sugar just now… bookmarking for another day!
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  35. Three words;
    You. Are. Evil.

    (They look amazing and once I’ve detoxed from the Easter chocolate I’ll be giving them a try!)
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  36. OMG I love PB and I love Reeses. Must have been thinking of me when you did this one. :)
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  37. Oh my goodness. Layered bars are my FAVE!
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  38. Can’t.Stop.Drooling! I LOVE peanut butter and everything about this treat!
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  39. these look naughty, beautiful, and delicious all at the same time! :)
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  40. These look amazing! Wow – I’m eating clean this week so I will have to leave your site now…but I’ll be back! haha!
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  41. These look amazing. Period.
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  42. Oh my gosh, I was not motivated at all to run today… until I saw this recipe- I now know what my post workout snack will be! πŸ˜‰
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  43. These look absolutely amazing! and absolutely dangerous :)
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  44. Jess Koepnick says:

    Lindsay, I pinned these delish bars up on my pinterest! :) love them!!

  45. I think this recipe may be the unhealthiest thing I’ve ever seen on your blog … and I love it haha!! πŸ˜‰ Yumm!!!!!
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  46. I’m in Reese’s heaven. Seriously! I love this :)
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  47. OMG… no words!
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  48. Oh my goodness, yes! These look phenomenal!
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