Almond Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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Almond Peanut Butter Squares Recipe
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Almond Peanut Butter Squares Recipe

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I don't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who has a taste for homemade treats. —Thelma Waggoner, Hopkinsville, Kentucky
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:
72 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds

Directions

Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside.
Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan; add the sugar, honey and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; immediately stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and almonds.
Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until completely cooled. Cut into squares. Individually wrap pieces in plastic wrap, foil or waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Peanut Butter Squares in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p38

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 75 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds
  1. Line a 9-in. square pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside.
  2. Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan; add the sugar, honey and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; immediately stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and almonds.
  3. Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until completely cooled. Cut into squares. Individually wrap pieces in plastic wrap, foil or waxed paper; twist ends. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Originally published as Almond Peanut Butter Squares in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2000, p38

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mamoonis User ID: 1665915 52870
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2009

"These were really yummy. They taste a lot like a payday candybar only with almonds. I cut them into little bite size pieces because they melt in your mouth nicely but I wouldn't want to try to "bite" off a piece. They are also very hard to cut, but definitly worth it. :)"

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