Butterscotch Peanut Treats Recipe

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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.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
15 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Directions

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.
Remove from the heat. Cool for 1 minute, stirring several times. stir in the cornflakes and peanuts until evenly coated.
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

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

  • 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
  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

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shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 89769
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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