2011 Georgia National Fair Peanut Recipe Contest Winners

Category: Sweet Dish
1st place: Shirley Brown, Perry, Ga.
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1 cup dark corn syrup
¾ cup creamy peanut butter
1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips
2 ½ cups chopped salted peanuts (optional: reserve ¼ cup for garnish)
1 tsp. Vanilla

Combine syrup, peanut butter and chocolate chips in a pan and boil over low heat for 3 minutes. Stir constantly, taking great care not to scorch the bottom.

Add chopped peanuts and vanilla. Blend until peanuts are completely coated. Let rest 1 minute, then spread on a well greased 13x 15” cookie sheet. If desired, garnish with finely chopped peanuts.

Let cool for 15 minutes, then cut into desired size pieces or bars, using a rotary cutter.

When completely cooled this delicious candy can be wrapped individually for future use, or placed in a container with waxed paper separators.