Thursday, December 16, 2010

'Twas the week before Christmas

The child was nestled all snug in her bed....

While visions of sugar plums danced in her head....

Easy Peanut Brittle Bars

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp butter


2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup milk chocolate chips
i jar (12 oz.) jar of caramel ice cream topping
3 Tbsp all purpose flour

1. Heat oven to 350. Grease a 15 x 10 x 2 in. baking sheet. In a large bowl combine all base ingredients except butter. Using a pastry blender cut in butter until crumbly. Press evenly in bottom of greased pan. Bake at 350 for 8-14 min. or until golden brown.

2. Sprinkle peanuts and chocolate chips over warm base. In a small bowl, combine caramel topping and 3 Tbsp flour, blend well. Drizzle evenly over chocolate chips and peanuts.

3. Bake at 350 for an additional 12-18 minutes or until topping is set and golden brown. Cool 1 hour or more then cut into bars.



  1. This is totally off topic, but I really enjoy the fact that you are a step ahead of me and I can see what I've got to look forward to with kids coming home for Christmas. You do it so well. Your life inspires me.

  2. I am filing this recipe away until next year when I actually have an oven in my kitchen. I don't think I can pull these off in my toaster oven. They look fabulous!

  3. Those sound delicious, thanks for the recipe.
    Sounds like your already having fun!

  4. Those look great! I may have to add it to my collection! :D

  5. I swear I'm gaining weight reading blogs! Looks so yummy! and easy!

  6. Is she awake yet? Can't wait for some of those cookies! How much did you make yesterday?

  7. Man does those look good! I will be making them soon I'm sure. Thanks for the recipe and hope you enjoy your time together.

  8. Now, you know I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Those look SO good! I think I'm adding this to my Christmas baking list!

  10. I can't believe that you have posted a recipe that I have not tried before. I am so excited!!! I love sweets and I can't wait to try this one. It looks delicious and one that my family will love. Thanks for sharing. We are iced in today, but it has been nice. I have been able to get some things done here at home that I was behind on. Enjoy your weekend. Love & blessings from NC!

  11. I have to concur...those look so good! I love peanut brittle.

    It is nice having them home, isn't it?!

  12. thank you so much, Joyce, for this easy and looks-delicious recipe! I'll have to fix it for the hubs after he gets his new dentures! :-)

  13. My husband loves anything with peanuts in it. I will have to get my little baking elves right on this one!! Sorry, If this comment ends up being a duplicate from me. Not sure where my first one went, but had to try several times.

  14. These look wonderful! The ingredients are going in my grocery cart this afternoon. Thanks for sharing.

  15. Yumalicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  16. I think my Girls and I are going to try this one next week. Thanks!

  17. I shall visit your house next week on the week before Christmas. :)

    P.S. Could you send this to my wife discreetly? Her twitter name is @SGluvsshoes