Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Yield: Makes about 48 bars
- 12 ounce package semisweet chocolate chips
- 12 ounce package butterscotch chips
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 2 cups roasted peanuts
- 1 cup butter
- 2/3 cup light cream
- 3 ounce package vanilla pudding mix (NOT instant)
- 2 pounds powdered sugar (7-1/2 cups)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
In another large heavy saucepan, combine butter and light cream over medium heat, stirring until melted. Stir in the pudding mix (make sure it's not instant pudding, but the kind that's cooked) and stir over medium heat until mixture thickens slightly. Do not let the mixture come to a boil.
Remove pan from heat and beat in powdered sugar, using a mixer. Then add vanilla and blend. Let this mixture cool for 15 minutes. Then spread pudding mixture over the solidified chocolate mixture in the jelly roll pan. Chill for 30-40 minutes until firm. then drop reserved chocolate and peanut mixture over pudding layer and spread to cover. Chill bars until firm, about 2 hours, then cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
NOTE: Be sure to use the full 7-1/2 cups powdered sugar in the filling. That's a lot, but it's necessary so the filling sets. And make sure that you use a COOKED vanilla pudding mix, not the instant type - that will make the recipe fail.