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Chocolate Peanut Bars

 Chocolate Peanut Bars
From West Covina, California, Carol Johnson shares her homemade version of the popular Baby Ruth candy bar.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 1-1/2 cups Light Corn Syrup Corn Syrup
    Lighten Up Holiday Treats Sweeten your holiday treats with light corn syrup from ALDI.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 7 cups cornflakes
  • 1 can (12 ounces) salted peanuts
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons shortening


  • 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.
  • 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.
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.