Nut Goodie Bars

Moderate
Makes 36
Vegetarian
Ingredients: 
  • 12 oz. butterscotch chips
  • 12 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 18 oz. creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 oz. regular vanilla pudding
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 lb. confectioner's sugar
  • 2 tsp. maple flavoring
  • 16 oz. Spanish peanuts
Instructions: 

In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt chips and peanut butter, stirring to combine. Spread 1/2 of mixture in the bottom of a buttered 10x15" jelly-roll pan. Refrigerate until firm. In a medium saucepan, melt butter; stir in pudding and evaporated milk. Heat until thickened (DO NOT BOIL). Add sugar and maple flavoring, stirring until completely combined. Spread over chocolate layer; refrigerate 30 min. Stir peanuts into remaining chocolate mixture; spread over sugar layer. Refrigerate until firm; cut into squares. Store, covered, in the refrigerator.