A non-chocolate cookie! But these have a lot of peanuts, and peanuts are almost as good as chocolate. The butterscotch chips make these wonderful. They taste kind of like a PayDay candy bar.
Salted Nut Bars
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 C powdered sugar
- 12 oz. salted peanuts (I usually don’t use dry roasted peanuts for this recipe)
- 1/2 cup light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons margarine
- 8 oz. butterscotch chips
Grease a 9″x13″ pan and preheat the oven to 350°.
Use a mixer to combine the 1/2 cup margarine, flour, salt, and powdered sugar; blend on low speed until it holds together pretty well. Pat the mixture into the prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.
While the cookies bake, prepare the glaze: mix the corn syrup, 2 T margarine, and butterscotch chips in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Let it boil a couple minutes after the chips have melted.
Sprinkle the baked dough with the peanuts, then pour on the glaze. Return to the oven for 5 minutes. Cut after cooled for a half hour.