Butterscotch Peanut Candy Recipe
This easy-to-make candy is always a hit during the holidays. The sweet and salty combination is so irresistible, no one can ever eat just one piece.—Callie Gregg, St. Lawrence, South Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:21-24 servings
- 1 package (11-1/2 ounces) milk chocolate chips
- 1 package (10 ounces) butterscotch chips
- 1 teaspoon butter-flavored shortening
- 3 cups salted peanuts
- 1. In a microwave, heat chips and shortening, uncovered, at 50% power for 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir until smooth. Add peanuts. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. Yield: 2-1/4 pounds (3-1/2 to 4 dozen).
1 serving (2 each) equals 240 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 98 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein.
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