- 3 cups salted peanuts without skins, divided
- 2-1/2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows
- Place half of the peanuts in an ungreased 11x7-in. dish; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter chips over low heat. Add milk and marshmallows; cook and stir until melted.
- Pour over peanuts. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Cut into scant 1-1/4-in. squares. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Reviews for Salted Nut Squares
"I have peanut butter on the shelf, but not chips. Can I use that instead?"
"These are divine! They taste a lot like a Payday candy bar. I have made them twice now for gatherings and have gotten rave reviews. I leave the stove on very low when I add the SCM and marshmallows and stir continually until melted. This seems to speed up the melting process. Definitely a recipe I will be making often. Thanks!"
"This worked better with 3 cups mini marshmallows and be sure to use the large Virginia peanuts because they don't work well."
"Yummy but very gooey. Hard to eat out of hand, a fork works better. It took a long time to get the marshmallows to melt and I had to the pan back on low heat, so maybe that's what went wrong? May try again with half the filling ingredients. But - it was yummy!"
"It taste just like or maybe better the Salted Nut Roll Candy Bar. I think next time I will mix the peanuts in the saucepan as one of the last ingredients."
"Thank you for the recipe..."
"Fantastic bar. Reminds me of the PayDay Bar. Everyone loves this and I get writers cramp giving out the recipe. It is really great for travel. Don't have to worry about temperature control with this one!! A+"
"I can follow a recipe really well...especially one this simple. So, I don't know if there is something missing from this recipe or if the wording is off, but when it says to stir the butter and the peanut butter chips until "smooth," that conjurs up images of a thick liquid or slurry consistency. However, when I did this, all I got was a smooth play-doh consistency and I had to keep heating the mixture while I added the marshmallows and s.c. milk in order to get them to melt. It all turned out really well and they tasted great, but I was expecting a more liquid-like consistency during that step."