The only downside was the fact that I needed to use the double boiler for all three layers, so it needed to be washed each time.
But they are so yummy- it was well worth the trouble!
Chocolate Caramel Bars
Melt 1 cup of chocolate chips with a 1 tablespoon shortening in a double boiler over hot water.
Spread in a foil-lined 8-inch square dish. Chill until firm.
Melt 30 caramels with 3 tablespoons of butter in double boiler over boiling water. When melted, stir in 1 cup of chopped peanuts.
Spread over the chocolate layer and refrigerator 15 minutes or until partially set.
Melt another 1 cup of chocolate chips with 1 tablespoon of shortening in double boiler over boiling water. Spread over caramel layer.
Chill until firm. Cut into small squares to serve.
Store well covered in the refrigerator.