Butterscotch Peanut Bars Recipe
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Butterscotch Peanut Bars Recipe

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Easy-to-make bars from Margery Richmond in Fort Collins, Colorado are perfect family reunion fare! They hold up in hot weather, stack well and are easy to pick up and eat. With lots of peanuts and butterscotch flavor plus a rich, buttery crust, “Boy, are they good,“ says Margery.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 package (10 to 11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon water

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 147 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 99mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with aluminum foil. Coat the foil with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Press into prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts.
  4. In a large saucepan, combine topping ingredients. Cook and stir over medium heat until chips and butter are melted. Spread over hot crust. Bake for 12-15 minutes longer or until topping is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Peanut Bars in Country Woman May/June 2006, p50

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JZAnderson User ID: 1266313 162370
Reviewed Jan. 27, 2013

"Very tasty and easy. Nice to have something different."

eye_lady User ID: 4552636 137911
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"I made this for a family party, VERY GOOD! Everyone fought over the few left and asked for the resipe"

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 136759
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2010

"These are wonderful! Rich but not excessively sweet (amazing for a combination of butterscotch chips & Karo) and very peanutty!"

goodybrooks User ID: 1566757 158012
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2009

"very rich but ooh so good and evil"

Carolyn_Joyce User ID: 4964497 155573
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2009

"Thinner than I expected but very tasty and hold well to use in a few days."

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