Butterscotch Peanut Treats Recipe

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In Petaluma, California, Bernice Martinoni uses pudding mix to stir up these sweet, crunchy no-bake bites. "If you like butterscotch, you will love these delicious treats," she assures.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 package (3.5 ounces) cook-and-serve butterscotch pudding mix
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted peanuts

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large heavy saucepan, cook and stir the corn syrup and butter until butter is melted. Stir in pudding mix until blended. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute longer.
  2. Remove from the heat. Cool for 1 minute, stirring several times. stir in the cornflakes and peanuts until evenly coated.
  3. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper-lined baking sheets; cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Butterscotch Peanut Treats in Quick Cooking September/October 2003, p12

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 173 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"This was a nice, fast, and easy recipe to mix up as an after dinner snack one night. The treats tasted great. My one issue is that I couldn't get them to form when I dropped them by tablespoonfuls, so I pressed them into a greased baking sheet with sides."

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