Peanut Brittle Bars

Make a sweet cookie crust and top it with a quick version of a favorite peanut candy treat.

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 48
 

Ingredients

Crust

2
cups all-purpose flour
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
cup butter or margarine

Topping

2
cups salted peanuts
1
cup milk chocolate chips
1
jar (12.5 oz) caramel topping
3
tablespoons all-purpose flour

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LOCATION

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, mix all base ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 8 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Remove partially baked base from oven. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over warm base. In small bowl, mix caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour until well blended. Drizzle evenly over chocolate chips and peanuts.
  • 3 Return to oven; bake 12 to 18 minutes longer or until topping is set and golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, mix all base ingredients except butter. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter until crumbly. Press mixture evenly in bottom of pan. Bake 8 to 14 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 2 Remove partially baked base from oven. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over warm base. In small bowl, mix caramel topping and 3 tablespoons flour until well blended. Drizzle evenly over chocolate chips and peanuts.
  • 3 Return to oven; bake 12 to 18 minutes longer or until topping is set and golden brown. Cool completely, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For easy removal from the pan, arrange the toppings to within 1/4-inch from the pan sides.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
3g,
3%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
17g
17%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
10g
10%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
2%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.