Almond Peanut Butter Squares

You won't need to shop around to find a Christmas gift that's always appreciated. These easy-to-prepare squares suit anyone who has a taste for homemade treats.

Yield

6 dozen pieces (72 servings)

Ingredients

1 cup granulated (white) sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups whole unblanched almonds

Directions

Line a 9-inch square pan with foil; butter the foil and set aside.

Butter the sides of a heavy saucepan; add the sugar, honey and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; immediately stir in the peanut butter, vanilla and almonds.

Pour into prepared pan. Let stand at room temperature until completely cooled. Cut into squares. Individually wrap pieces in plastic wrap, foil or wax paper; twist ends.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes + cooling

Nutritional Information

1 serving (1 each) equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 21 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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