¾ cup butter, softened
1/3 cup white sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup butter
½ cup dark brown sugar, packed
½ cup corn syrup
2 tbsp. whipping cream
2 cups blanched, salted peanuts
1 cup slivered almonds
Grease a 9” x 13” baking pan and line with parchment paper. In bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy. Stir in flour, half a cup at a time, until combined. Press evenly into prepared pan and bake at 350F for 20 to 25 minutes, until light golden brown.
In medium saucepan, bring butter, brown sugar, corn syrup and cream to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil, without stirring, until slightly thickened, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, stir in peanuts and almonds. Spread over baked crust. Return to oven and bake until golden, 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely. Use parchment to lift squares out of pan to easily cut into squares.
Option: Melt ¼ cup milk or dark chocolate wafers and drizzle over top of bars.