Maple Nut Goodie Bars

Great goodies with no baking needed! Best of all, you've got the ingredients right in your cupboard.

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  • prep time 50 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 64
 

Ingredients

1
(12-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) semisweet chocolate chips
1
(11.5-oz.) pkg. (2 cups) milk chocolate chips
2
cups margarine or butter
1
cup peanut butter
1
(12-oz.) can (2 1/2 cups) cocktail peanuts
1/2
cup evaporated milk
1
(3-oz.) pkg. vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1
(2-lb.) pkg. (7 1/2 cups) powdered sugar
2
teaspoons maple flavor

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Butter or spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 1 cup of the margarine over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat. Add peanut butter; mix well. Spread half of mixture in buttered foil-lined pan. Freeze 10 minutes or until set. Place pan in refrigerator.
  • 2 Meanwhile, stir peanuts into remaining chocolate mixture. Set aside.
  • 3 Melt remaining 1 cup margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Stir in pudding mix. Cook until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. DO NOT BOIL. Remove saucepan from heat. Add powdered sugar and maple flavor; mix well. Cool about 10 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  • 4 Carefully spread pudding mixture over chilled chocolate layer. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5 Stir reserved chocolate-peanut mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto chilled pudding layer; spread to cover. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
  • 1 Line 15x10x1-inch baking pan with foil. Butter or spray foil with nonstick cooking spray. In large saucepan, melt chocolate chips and 1 cup of the margarine over low heat, stirring frequently. Remove saucepan from heat. Add peanut butter; mix well. Spread half of mixture in buttered foil-lined pan. Freeze 10 minutes or until set. Place pan in refrigerator.
  • 2 Meanwhile, stir peanuts into remaining chocolate mixture. Set aside.
  • 3 Melt remaining 1 cup margarine in large saucepan over low heat. Gradually stir in evaporated milk. Stir in pudding mix. Cook until mixture is slightly thickened, stirring constantly. DO NOT BOIL. Remove saucepan from heat. Add powdered sugar and maple flavor; mix well. Cool about 10 minutes or until slightly cooled.
  • 4 Carefully spread pudding mixture over chilled chocolate layer. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 5 Stir reserved chocolate-peanut mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto chilled pudding layer; spread to cover. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
125mg
125%;
Total Carbohydrate
24g
24%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Fruit; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.