Salty Peanut Squares
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + cooling
- 1 package (10 ounces) corn chips, lightly crushed, divided
- 1 cup unsalted peanuts, divided
- 1 cup light corn syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted
- Place half of the corn chips and peanuts in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan; set aside. In a large saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil. Stir in peanut butter until blended. Drizzle half over corn chip mixture in pan.
- Add remaining corn chips and peanuts to remaining syrup; stir until combined. Spoon over mixture in pan; press down lightly. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Cool before cutting.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 254 calories, 14g fat (3g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 113mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein.
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Nov 8, 2012
If you like salty and sweet this is the bar for you! Everyone liked them!
Dec 21, 2011
I took these goodies to coffee hour at our church. Everyone loved them and there were many requests for the recipe. Several people were surprised to learn the ingredients since corn chips and peanut butter is an uncommon combination. I plan to make them to give as Christmas gifts to friends and neighbors. Yummy! BTW, I followed the recipe to the letter and had excellent results.
Oct 5, 2011
Very interesting ... I didn't think the recipe needed the milk chocolate chips, and mixing the nuts into the syrup made it hard to spread evenly. That said, it was delicious!
Sep 16, 2010
Follow the recipe as stated, including pressing LIGHTLY, and your results will be as they should be. Stirring everything together makes a very compact chunk of stuff-as badgergirl found out. We have made this recipe, minus the nuts and chocolate for a number of years now-spread the UNBROKEN corn chips on several jelly roll pans (10x15") and drizzle the boiled mixture over. Cool, break apart as needed and make layers in a container, separated by wax paper. We call it "The Terribly Addictive Snack" and it is always a hit.
May 3, 2010
These were awesome - perfect combination of sweet & salty. I substituted honey roasted peanuts and added 3/4 cup of chocolate chips to suit our taste. Recipe made a 9x13" pan for me, but maybe because I didn't mix everything together like the previous reviewer. Will definitely make again!
Mar 20, 2008
P.S. It only made a 9x9 pan for me
Mar 20, 2008
I mean, I added all of the cornchips and peanuts to the pan with corn syrup, so they were all sticky and combined.
Mar 20, 2008
I followed the steps for boiling the corn syrup and adding peanut butter, but then I just added ALL of the corn chips and peanuts to the pan at once; otherwise, I thought the bottom layer of these bars might be too dry. After combining it all, I pressed it into the bottom of a greased pan and continued as directed.