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Peanutty Candy Bars

 Peanutty Candy Bars
These chewy, gooey bars surely won't last long. Good thing they're quick and easy to make!—Mary Schmittinger, Colgate, Wisconsin
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 4 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup plus 2/3 cup peanut butter, divided
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package (11 ounces) butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped salted peanuts

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, brown sugar, butter, 1/2 cup
  • peanut butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Press into a greased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 375° for 12-14 minutes or until
  • mixture is bubbly around the edges.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butterscotch and chocolate chips; stir
  • until smooth. Stir in peanuts and remaining peanut butter; spread
  • over the oat mixture. Cool for 10 minutes; chill until set. Yield: 2
  • dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 362 calories, 21 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 136 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g protein.