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Sweet Peanut Treats Recipe
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Sweet Peanut Treats Recipe

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We sold tempting bars almost like these at the refreshment stand at the Minnesota state park where I worked in the '70's, and they were a favorite of employees and visitors alike. Now I make this recipe when I want to serve a special treat. —Phyllis Smith, Olympia, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 60 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups butterscotch chips
  • 1 jar (18 ounces) creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup vanilla cook-and-serve pudding mix
  • 7-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 16 ounces salted peanuts

Directions

  1. In a microwave, melt the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir until smooth. Spread half into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Chill until firm.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the butter, milk and pudding; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a large bowl; beat in the confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Spread over chocolate mixture in pan. Stir peanuts into remaining chocolate mixture. Carefully spread over pudding layer. Chill until set. Cut into 1-in. squares. Yield: 10 dozen.
Originally published as Sweet Peanut Treats in Taste of Home June/July 1994, p39

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Reviewed Feb. 2, 2012

Delicious! A great Christmas candy treat.

Love the flavor combination of peanut butter, chocolate, peanuts, and butterscotch.

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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2009

One of my favorite candies to make at christmas!!!! Everyone loves them

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