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Salted Nut Squares Recipe
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Salted Nut Squares Recipe

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A favorite of young and old, this recipe came from my sister-in-law. It's simple to prepare and delicious. There's no need to keep it warm or cold, so it's perfect for the potluck that has you traveling longer distances. —Kathy Tremel, Earling, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 54 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Place half of the peanuts in an ungreased 11-in. x 7-in. dish; set aside. In a large saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter chips over low heat; stir until smooth. Remove from the heat. Add milk and marshmallows; stir until melted.
  2. Pour over peanuts. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Cut into 1-1/2-in. squares. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Salted Nut Squares in Taste of Home December/January 1994, p39

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Reviewed Nov. 26, 2013

Yummy but very gooey and sticky. It took a long time to get the marshmallows to melt and I had to the pan back on low heat. Not sure if that made them come out sticky and gooey. Next time I might try using marshmallow crème vs the mini marshmallows. Thanks for sharing, a quick and easy recipe.

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Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

I have peanut butter on the shelf, but not chips. Can I use that instead?

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2011

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!

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

This worked better with 3 cups mini marshmallows and be sure to use the large Virginia peanuts because they don't work well.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2011

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!

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