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Peanut Brittle Bars

Pairing the old-fashioned flavor of peanut brittle with yummy chocolate chips turns these bars into a satisfying treat and sought-after holiday gift. This is the perfect recipe for peanut candy bars. —Kristin Gleason, St. John, Kansas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • TOPPING:
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 jar (12-1/4 ounces) caramel ice cream topping
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flours, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pat into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until golden brown, 10-12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over warm crust. Combine caramel topping and flour; drizzle over top. Bake until golden brown and bubbly, 12-16 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 142 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 133mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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