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Ingredients

1 cup margarine
3 cups flour
1-1/2 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Karo syrup
12 ounces butterscotch chips
1 tablespoon margarine
1 tablespoon water
3 cups salted Spanish peanuts with skins

Instructions

Mix first four ingredients with pastry cutter until crumbly. Press into the bottom of jelly roll pan. Bake for six minutes at 375 degrees. Melt Karo syrup, butterscotch chips, margarine and water over low heat or in microwave. Add peanuts and spread over baked crust. Spread to the edges. Bake for five minutes. When you remove the bars, run a knife around the edges of the pan to loosen the bars. Completely cool before cutting into bars.

Cheryl Henry
East Moline



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