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Nut Goodie Bar Candy

Nut Goodie Bar Candy is an addictively sweet chocolate peanut butter candy bar famous in Midwest USA. An easy no-bake candy served right from the freezer!
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time1 min
Total Time1 hr 1 min
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no-bake candy, no-bake dessert, nut cluster
Servings: 80 pieces
Calories: 136
Author: Lisa Hatfield

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter to grease sheet pan
  • 12 oz (2 cups) semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 oz (1 cup) peanut butter chips
  • 6 oz (1 cup) butterscotch chips
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter
  • 8 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Jello vanilla pudding Cook and Serve Pudding Mix
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract flavoring
  • 5 cups powder sugar
  • 2 cups salted cocktail peanuts Spanish peanuts

Instructions

  • Make room in the freezer for your 12 x 16 baking sheet tray that you will make your candy on, and butter your sheet pan well.
  • Melt the all 3 chips and peanut butter in a double boiler (or saucepan/over water pan), stirring frequently over medium-high heat for 1 minute. Turn off heat.
  • Spread 1/2 of the melted chocolate mixture onto a buttered 12 x 16 baking sheet. Freeze for 10-15 minutes until firm.
  • In a (clean) medium saucepan, melt the butter, heavy whipping cream, Jello vanilla pudding mix, and maple flavoring. Melt and bring to a boil (it will separate). Remove from heat and mix using a hand mixer in the confectioner's sugar, and it will come together.
  • Next, spread the nougat evenly over the chilled chocolate layer. Freeze for 10-15 minutes until firm.
  • Meanwhile, add the peanuts to the remaining other 1/2 chocolate mixture and then spread evenly over the nougat layer.
  • Freeze for 30 minutes. Cut into 3/4-1 inch squares. Serve in small mini candy/baking paper cups.
  • Nut Goodie Candy will melt a bit at room temperature, and it awesome right from the freezer (trust us!).

Notes

The candy is soft right from the freezer, and the texture is just amazing.
STORAGE FREEZER TIP: Place candy pieces on a paper plate, and cover with a ziplock bag or an airtight container, stores well for a couple of weeks.

Nutrition

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg