1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
1 tablespoons coarse grain sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Green coarse decorator sugar or edible glitter, if desired
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.
Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in bowl; set aside.
Combine 3/4 cup sugar and butter in another bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Add egg, continue beating until well mixed. Add flour mixture; beat at low speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Press dough onto bottom of prepared pan.
Combine peanuts, 1 tablespoon course sugar and cinnamon in bowl. Sprinkle over dough. Gently press peanuts into dough.
Bake 15-17 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean and bars are golden brown. Sprinkle with green decorator sugar, if desired.
Cool completely. Cut into bars.
- Cream of tartar is a white acidic powder used as a leavening agent in baked goods. It is also used in candies and frostings for a creamier consistency. It is sold in the spice and flavoring section of the baking aisle of the supermarket.
- For easy clean up and cutting, line pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on both ends. Spray with no-stick cooking spray and lightly flour the foil. When bars are completely cool, lift out of pan using ends of foil. Cut into bars.