Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

"'My daughter won first place in a contest with this candy, which I make at Christmas time. It melts in your mouth!' reports Mary Esther Holloway of Bowerstons, Ohio."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 132 cals
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Original recipe yields 72 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 132 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 7.3 g
  • 11%
  • Carbs:
  • 17.7g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 36 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water. Cook and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved; bring to a full rolling boil. Boil, stirring constantly, until a candy thermometer reads 290 degrees F (soft-crack stage).
  2. Meanwhile, place melted peanut butter in a large greased heat proof bowl. Pour hot syrup over peanut butter; stir quickly until blended. Pour onto a well-buttered baking sheet; cover with a piece of buttered waxed paper. Roll mixture into a 14-in. x 12-in. rectangle. While warm, cut into 1-1/2-in. x 1-in. bars using a buttered pizza cutter or knife. Cool completely.
  3. Melt confectionery coating; dip bars and place on waxed paper to harden.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note: The accuracy of your candy thermometer is very important. *Milk chocolate confectionery coating is found in the baking section of most grocery stores. it is sometimes called candy coating and is often sold in bulk packages of 1 to 1-1/2 pounds.

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These were horrible, while I used the freshest ingredients, the completed product tasted like stale peanut butter covered in chocolate. I was planning on putting these on Christmas trays, but n...

These had good flavor but were too hard to eat. They taste like peanut butter fudge.

I've tried 3 time to make these with no success. They just turn into a hard crumbly mess that's impossible to cut into squares. I'm sure if I could get the recipe to turn out, they'd be really...

I was really disappointed in the way this recipe (didn't) work out. I don't know if I did something wrong but the pb mixture just crumbled to pieces when I tried to cut it. Oh well.

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