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Salty Peanut Squares

 Salty Peanut Squares
If your gang likes corn chips, they’ll love the sweet and salty blend in these fast-fixing bars from Wanda Borgen in Minot, North Dakota. They also make great take-along treats for picnics or tailgate parties and are so easy, the kids just may want to make their own batch.
24 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) corn chips, lightly crushed, divided
  • 1 cup unsalted peanuts, divided
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted

Directions

  • Place half of the corn chips and peanuts in a greased 13-in. x 9-in.
  • pan; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar
  • to a boil. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Drizzle half over
  • corn chip mixture in pan.
  • Add remaining corn chips and peanuts to remaining syrup; stir until
  • combined. Spoon over mixture in pan; press down lightly. Drizzle
  • with melted chocolate. Cool before cutting. Yield: 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 254 calories, 14 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 5 g protein.