Never heard of a Take 5 candy bar? You’re probably not alone. It’s even been dubbed as “Hershey’s most undervalued candy brand in the world” in a Forbes opinion article. But fear not, you can still try one because the candy bar is trying to make a comeback after a period with no marketing support. In an attempt to do so, Hershey has recruited millennial marketers to help spread the love.

The essential five ingredients that define a Take 5 bar are: chocolate, pretzels, peanuts, caramel and peanut butter. This cream cheese spread replicates the sweetness and saltiness of the underrated candy bar.


Take 5 Cream Cheese

  • Prep Time:5 minutes
  • Cook Time:0 minutes
  • Total Time:5 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 2 toasted bagels
  • 4 oz softened cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoon roasted peanuts
  • 3 dulche de leche candies
  • 2 tablespoon crushed pretzels
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoon chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoon powdered sugar
Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 1

    Finely chop the roasted peanuts or put them in a food processor.

    Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 2

    Chop the dulce de leche candies finely.

    Photo by Jayna Goldstein
  • Step 3

    Mix together all of the ingredients, and spread it onto a bagel of your choice.

    Photo by Jayna Goldstein