Salted Peanut Caramel Squares

Salted Peanut Caramel Squares 250 Image by: Salted Peanut Caramel Squares 250 Author: Canadian Living

These chewy, salty, crunchy squares are sure to be a hit with all of your holiday guests. Don't be intimidated by the caramel – it's very easy to make and holds up beautifully when kept refrigerated.

  • Portion size 36 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 cup pretzel crumbs (about 3-1/2 oz/100 g pretzel sticks)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts
Caramel:
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3/4 cups corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup roasted salted peanuts

Method

In bowl, combine pretzel crumbs with sugar; mix in butter until combined. Press into parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until just beginning to brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Sprinkle with peanuts. Let cool on rack.

Caramel: Meanwhile, in saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, sugar and cream to boil over high heat; boil, stirring constantly, until digital thermometer registers firm-ball stage of 245°F (118°C), about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla.

Pour caramel over crust. Sprinkle with peanuts. Let cool for 20 minutes. Refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 139 mg
  • Sugars 12 g
  • Protein 2 g
  • Calories 177.0
  • Total fat 11 g
  • Potassium 70 mg
  • Cholesterol 22 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 19 g

%RDI

  • Iron 3.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 7.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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