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Chewy Salted Peanut Bars

My rich bars are studded with the all-American peanut. I like to think famed peanut farmer Jimmy Carter would approve. —Ann Marie Heinz, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

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