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Salted-Peanut Butterscotch Bars

Prep time 15 mins
Chill time 1 hr, 30 mins
Yield Yields: About 36 1 1/2-inch squares
Kid-friendly Salted-Peanut Butterscotch Bars will be a huge hit at the next bake sale or block party.

Ingredients

  • 15 whole graham crackers, broken up
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 11-oz. package butterscotch morsels (about 1 3/4 cups)
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup chopped salted roasted peanuts

Nutrition Information

  • calories 134
  • fat 9 g
  • satfat 4 g
  • protein 3 g
  • carbohydrate 13 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 5 mg
  • sodium 95 mg

How to Make It

  1. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, allowing ends to overhang by 2 inches.

  2. Process graham crackers with sugar and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Pulse in butter until moistened. Transfer to lined pan and press crumbs down evenly and firmly.

  3. Place butterscotch morsels in a large bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir until smooth and creamy. (Continue to microwave in 10-second intervals if morsels have not melted. Do not overheat or mixture will seize up and turn into a stiff mass.) Stir in peanut butter and peanuts. Blend well and spread evenly over graham-cracker crust. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour 30 minutes or until firm.

  4. Lift bars out and remove foil. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut into squares.