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Butterscotch Peanut Treats

 Butterscotch Peanut Treats
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.
15 ServingsPrep/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.
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.