Chewy Salted Peanut Bars Recipe

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Chewy Salted Peanut Bars Recipe
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Chewy Salted Peanut Bars Recipe

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My rich bars are studded with the all-American peanut. I like to think famed peanut farmer Jimmy Carter would approve.
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil. In a small bowl, mix flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle peanuts over crust.
In a small saucepan, melt butterscotch chips, corn syrup and butter over medium heat; stir until smooth. Drizzle over peanuts. Bake 6-8 minutes longer or until bubbly. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Salted Peanut Bars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p172

Nutritional Facts

1 bar: 239 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 2 cups lightly salted dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil, letting ends extend up sides; grease foil. In a small bowl, mix flour and brown sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into prepared pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Sprinkle peanuts over crust.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butterscotch chips, corn syrup and butter over medium heat; stir until smooth. Drizzle over peanuts. Bake 6-8 minutes longer or until bubbly. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Chewy Salted Peanut Bars in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2015, p172

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BeckyJCarver User ID: 59111 269750
Reviewed Jul. 20, 2017

"Very easy to make. I did add extra butterscotch chips because i love them so much!"

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 269663
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2017

"I found that I had to use a full package of butterscotch morsels. I also doubled the amount of butter and syrup. On my 2nd batch of butterscotch topping, I'd used maple syrup since I didn't have enough corn syrup. Doubling the butterscotch topping worked for me in that I had enough to top the peanuts! delowenstein, TOH Volunteer Field Editor"

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