Chocolate, peanuts, and caramel.
I’m not exactly sure which candy bar these are meant to taste like–Snickers, Baby Ruth, and Oh Henry all seem to be reasonable possibilities, though none are exactly right. What we can tell, however, is that foodtimeline.org suggests 35 cents was the cost of a candy bar around 1983.
From the box of F.J. from Sun City, Arizona. Some cards suggest a family history in Missouri and Kansas.
Madelyn’s Candy Bars
12 oz. chocolate chips, divided in half
40 Kraft caramels
1 cup peanuts, roasted and salted
butter for greasing pan]
Melt 6 oz. chocolate bits in buttered pan in 200 deg. oven.
Then melt 40 Craft’s [Kraft, probably] Caramels in top double boiler and add 1 cup peanuts and pour over the bits.
Then melt 6 oz. chocolate bits and pour over the above.
Chill partially and cut in bars. Don’t let get too hard before cutting.
If you use raw peanuts, cook in oven first. These taste just like [blank] and don’t cost 35 cents apiece.
Dieters don’t need but we have to have little candy for Xmas! Don’t we????