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Mr. Wizard's Maple Nutty Bars

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Active Time:  15 Minutes
Total Time:  20 Minutes
Get a little nutty with Mr. Wizard's Maple Nutty Bars from Sherwood Forest Bed & Breakfast in Saugatuck, MI; a listed inn.
12 oz chocolate-flavored candy coating, cut-up
1 12-oz package butterscotch pieces (2 cups)
1 12-oz jar peanut butter (1 1/4 cups)
1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup evaporated milk
1 4-serving-size package regular vanilla pudding mix
1 tablespoon maple flavoring
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 pounds sifted powdered sugar (8 to 9 cups)
3 cups salted peanuts, chopped (1 pound)
In a heavy medium saucepan, combine the chocolate-flavored candy coating and the butterscotch-flavored pieces.

Cook and stir over low heat till melted, or combine pieces in a microwave-safe 4-cup glass measuring cup. Microwave on 100% power (high) for 2 to 3 minutes or till melted, stirring every minute.

Stir peanut butter into chocolate mixture.

Spread 1 3/4 cups of the mixture into a greased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan. Refrigerate till mixture in pan is set (about 20 minutes).

Set aside remaining mixture.

Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, melt butter or margarine.

Stir in evap. milk & pudding mix.

Cook & stir over med. heat till thickened (mixture may appear curdled).

Stir in maple flavoring & vanilla.

Stir in powdered sugar.

Spread over cooled chocolate mixture in pan.

If necessary, re-heat remaining chocolate-peanut butter mixture to melt.

Stir in peanuts.

Spread over pudding.

Chill to set.

Cut candy into squares. Makes about 6 lb. of candy.

Date Added: 02/10/2010
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