1/2 cup butter
1/3 cup baking cocoa
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup whole milk
3 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
30 caramels, unwrapped
1 Tbsp. water
2 cups peanuts
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
1. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, cocoa, brown sugar and milk. Microwave on high until mixture boils, about 3 minutes.
2. Stir in confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Pour into a greased 8-in. square-baking pan. In another microwave-safe bowl, heat caramels and water on high for 2 minutes or until melted.
3. Stir in peanuts; spread over chocolate layer.
4. Microwave chocolate chips on high for 1 minute or until melted; spread over caramel layer. Chill until firm. Makes 2-3/4 pounds.