I love Eatmore bars. I only buy them about twice a year because then they stay a real treat! Sometimes, I even get Eatmore presents from my family - again not very often because they know I love them only very occasionally.
I worked at one of the local greenhouses on and off when my kids were little. When you plant, everyone stands around tables and talks and jokes around. It is always a great place to be - surrounded by plants, the birds in the apiary chirping, and the sun warming you through the greenhouse walls - so wonderful!! Anyway, we were talking about recipes and one of the ladies happened to mention that she made these Homemade Eatmore bars. I couldn't believe my good fortune when she brought in the recipe and a sample! To make a long story short - they are even better than the real Eatmore bars - hardly seems possible but truly better.
1 cup crunchy peanut butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup corn syrup
4 tbsp cocoa
Boil until thick and shiny - about 10 minutes on medium heat. I haven't overcooked these but I think they might turn hard if you do.
Add about 3 cups of peanuts - a combination of crushed and whole. (I add more...)
Poured into a well-buttered pan. (Butter is best because it adds to the flavour.) (It is a 9x9 pan depending how many peanuts you add...)
Cut with buttered knife while still somewhat warm. Separate when cool - these stick to themselves like crazy - a piece of parchment might help because I know from experience that they also stick to plastic.