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Peanut Goody Candies Recipe

A small piece of this rich, sweet candy is all you need so one batch goes a long way.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling YIELD:96 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 3-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple flavoring

Directions

  • 1. Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil and grease the foil with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter; set aside.
  • 2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chips and peanut butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Spread half of the chocolate mixture into prepared pan; refrigerate. Stir peanuts into remaining chocolate mixture; set aside.
  • 3. In another microwave-safe bowl, combine the milk, pudding mix and remaining butter. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 1-2 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil, stirring once. Gradually stir in confectioners' sugar and maple flavoring.
  • 4. Spread over chocolate layer. Carefully spread with reserved peanut mixture (may need to reheat in microwave to spread easily). Refrigerate for 4 hours or until firm.
  • 5. Using foil, lift candy out of pan. Discard foil; cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Remove from the refrigerator just before serving. Yield: 2-3/4 pounds.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 73 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 3 mg cholesterol, 39 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.