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Chocolate Peanut Bars Recipe

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From West Covina, California, Carol Johnson shares her homemade version of the popular Baby Ruth candy bar.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 7 cups cornflakes
  • 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 258 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large saucepan, combine corn syrup and sugar. Bring to a boil over medium heat; boil and stir for 1 minute. Remove from the heat; add peanut butter and mix well. Stir in the cornflakes and peanuts. Press into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate chips, peanut butter and shortening; pour over bars and quickly spread evenly. Refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until set before cutting. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Peanut Bars in Taste of Home February/March 1998, p67

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 258 calories, 12 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 140 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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