Peanut Brittle Bars Recipe

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Pairing the old-fashioned flavor of peanut brittle with yummy chocolate chips turns these bars into a satisfying treat and sought-after holiday gift.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:48 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 48 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 142 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine flours, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over warm crust. Combine caramel topping and flour; drizzle over top. Bake 12-16 minutes longer or until golden brown and bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Brittle Bars in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2001, p47

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 142 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 133 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

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