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

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

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 362 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 136mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein .

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
Editor's Note: Reduced-fat peanut butter is not recommended for this recipe.
Originally published as Peanutty Candy Bars in Taste of Home June/July 2009, p74


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gerber_baby 100956
Reviewed Mar. 1, 2014

"Oh my! So rich and chewy! Very good as is, but the chocoholic in me wants to do as ljakes suggested and switch the amounts of chocolate and butterscotch chips around the next time I make them. I did use dark corn syrup as it was what I had on hand and I prefer it over the light."

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Sprucetree18 165935
Reviewed Jul. 15, 2013

"Pretty close to perfection in a square!"

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ljakes 165933
Reviewed May. 12, 2012

"AWESOME, I did 1 pkg of choc. chips, and 1 c. butterscotch chips, in the frosting."

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gibshoe 115274
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2011

"This is one of my favorite go-to recipes! Everyone loves the mix of chocolate and peanut butter."

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cheeriogirl 100866
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2011

"Fantastic! I did decrease the brown sugar to 3/4 cup and used equal portions of butterscotch and choc chips, per previous reviewers suggestions."

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GenaG 167571
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"These were some of the best squares I've ever made. So delicious, I've made them three times and the only problem is that it's almost impossible to keep from eating half of them in one sitting!"

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MarijoMG 117644
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2010

"Easy to make. Easy to keep eating!

Very rich so I need to cut the bars smaller but I will make this one again!"

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mikkat 184685
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2010

"These were simply delicious!!! And they were very simple to make. I shared this recipe with all my friends!!

Kathy Brown
Greensboro, NC"

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nancyperdue 115273
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2010

"I consider myself a pretty good cook. This recipe was followed to the letter. It was the worst thing I have baked in years. I ended up taking the chocolate/peanut topping off and throwing the rest in the trash. There was nothing chew, gooey about this recipe. I had to use a sharp knife to cut thru the bottom section, that's how hard it was."

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Yakarobed 125873
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2010

"These bars were wonderful. I made them for a friend that doesn't like chocolate, but loves peanut butter. She loved these bars."

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