1990s blog: Salted Nut Bars

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.

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Please refer to my Cookie Recipe Basics to make sure your cookies turn out!
Read the introduction to my 1990s cooking blog for background information.

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