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Peanut Brittle Bars (4 ingredients)

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  • Peanut Brittle Bars (4 ingredients)

    These cookies from a Maida Heatter book are very good and reminiscent of peanut brittle candy IMHO.

    Brittle Peanut Bars - Preheat oven to 375 and place rack in center position.
    Jelly roll pan, unbuttered.

    2 sticks of room temp butter
    1 c sugar
    2 c flour
    4 oz (1 cup) salted peanuts chopped medium fine

    Cream butter and then beat in sugar. On low gradually add flour and beating only until the dough just holds together. Mix in 1/2 cup of the nuts. Turn out onto the pan and with floured fingers press the dough into a thin layer. Sprinkle with reserved nuts.

    Place a sheet of waxed paper over the dough and with a small rolling pin or straight sided glass, roll over the paper to press in the nuts and smooth dough at the same time.

    Bake 20-25 minutes until golden reversing pan once while baking. This puffs a bit while baking and then sinks. The edges will be a bit higher and the surface with look wrinkled. Cool only about 5 minutes and then cut into bars. If you wait too long, it will be too hard and brittle to cut.

    Remove from sheet with spatula and finish cooling on racks.

  • #2
    Re: Peanut Brittle Bars (4 ingredients)

    That sounds wonderful, love peanut brittle. Are these hard cookies, mew?


    • #3
      Re: Peanut Brittle Bars (4 ingredients)

      They are crunchy/hard, but also have a wee bit of a chewy element to them as well.

      For a while I was making these throughout the year rather than just for the holidays, and a few years ago I found a rolling pin that has handles that stand "up". The roller fits my jelly roll pan to a T which makes the rolling a breeze especially since my drinking glasses always seem to have 'shapes' rather than being straight sided.


      • #4
        Re: Peanut Brittle Bars (4 ingredients)

        Thank you, printing to try.