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Eat-More Bar Squares

Eat More Bar Squares - an easy candy confection!

Eat-More Bar Squares - an easy candy confection! These chewy and crunchy candy squares are the perfect marriage of peanut and chocolate flavours. Great for gift giving at the Holidays too.
Course Candy
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 36 candy squares
Calories 143 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips semi sweet or dark are best
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups roasted peanuts salted or unsalted
US Customary - Metric

Instructions

  1. You will need to pay constant attention to this mixture as it cooks, stirring almost constantly or the mixture will burn. Be very careful. It will get quite hot.
  2. Lightly grease the bottom and sides of a 9x9 inch pan and line both the bottom and sides with parchment paper.
  3. Heat the corn syrup over medium-low to medium heat until it is hot and almost boiling, stir in the peanut butter and vanilla and heat for another couple of minutes before stirring in the chocolate chips.
  4. Boil this mixture gently for 4 minutes only, stirring and scraping the entire bottom of the pan as it cooks. A silicone spatula is ideal for this.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the peanuts.
  6. Carefully add the mixture to the prepared pan. You will need to use the back of a tablespoon or a silicone spatula to press and spread the mixture evenly into the pan.
  7. Let cool completely for several hours at room temperature before lifting the batch out onto a cutting board and cutting into 25 - 36 squares with a large sharp knife. I prefer them smaller because they are very candy-like.

  8. Store in an airtight container with sheets of parchment paper between the layers if you are stacking them.

Recipe Notes

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Nutrition Facts
Eat More Bar Squares - an easy candy confection!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 70mg3%
Potassium 97mg3%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.