Chewy Salted Peanut Bars
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
- 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
- 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 until lightly browned, 8-10 minutes. 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 until bubbly, 6-8 minutes longer. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Lifting with foil, remove from pan. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts1 bar: 239 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 145mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.
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May 18, 2019
This recipe was okay at best. The crust had an odd, sandy texture and the bars were overwhelming too sweet. You couldn't taste any of the salt on the peanuts.
Jul 31, 2017
This recipe is very easy to follow, and received great reviews at church potluck. I did follow the recipe exactly as printed and it worked great. Next time, I will make some substitutions to include swapping out the corn syrup with honey and go with half peanut butter chips and half semi sweet chocolate chips just as a personal taste preference.
Jul 29, 2017
Like the other reviewers, I also used the entire package of butterscotch chips. There is no way to cover this using half the package.. Next time, husband said to use half chocolate chips to 1/2 butterscotch chips. Will do. :-)
Jul 25, 2017
These bars were so easy to make that the kids could help!! We used honey roasted peanuts because that's what I had on hand. I also added about 1/2 cup of semi - sweet chocolate chips because, well, chocolate. Everyone loves them and we've ate half the pan already!
Jul 20, 2017
Very easy to make. I did add extra butterscotch chips because i love them so much!
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