All hail the humble peanut!
Delightful between two slices of bread, straight off the spoon, or in a crunch-tastic dessert.
Home cook Patty Thatcher takes a cue from her grandmother with these scrumptious Peanut Squares. The combination of peanuts and chocolate always delights in Thatcher’s household – and will in yours, too!
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Crunchy Peanut Squares
1/2 c creamy peanut butter
1/4 c butter, softened
1 c brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/3 c milk
3/4 c flour
1 c chopped peanuts, divided
1/8 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
6 oz milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream peanut butter, butter and sugar. Mix in lemon juice and milk.
Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 cup peanuts.
Spread evenly in 9×13 cake pan. Bake for about 30 min. Note: If you want them thicker, use an 8×8 square pan.
Sprinkle with milk chocolate chips right after removing from oven so chips melt. Spread chips around a bit, then sprinkle with finely chopped peanuts.
Cut in squares; store in air tight container.
“My Grandma used to make these, and never had leftovers!”
—Patty Thatcher, Salt Lake City, Utah (pop. 186,440)