Mars munch bar

It’s late night you want something sweet but really don’t want to have to leave the house? Well here’s a recipe to help that midnight attack with ingredients that you probably already have in the house.

 

MARS MUNCH BAR

2 c SALTED DRY-ROASTED PEANUTS

1 STICK BUTTER (1/2C)

1/2 C GRANULATED SUGAR

1/4 C LIGHT CORN SYRUP

Spread the peanuts out on a nonstick baking sheet and heat them up in the oven set on 300 degrees. This will warm up the peanuts so that they don’t cool the candy to quickly when added later.  There’s no need to preheat the oven.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat

Add the sugar and the corn syrup and simmer; stirring occasionally. Put a candy thermometer in the mixture and watch it closely

When the mixture reaches 300 degrees add the peanuts and stir well until all the peanuts are coated with candy.  Pour the candy onto the warm baking sheet and spread it flat.  When the candy cools, break it into chunks and store it in a covered container

MAKES 12   1.5 OZ CANDY BARS

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