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Almond Peanut Butter Squares

 Almond Peanut Butter Squares
I don't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who has a taste for homemade treats. —Thelma Waggoner, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
72 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds

Directions

  • Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside.
  • Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan; add the sugar, honey and corn
  • syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil,
  • without stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; immediately
  • stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and almonds.
  • Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until
  • completely cooled. Cut into squares. Individually wrap pieces in
  • plastic wrap, foil or waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.