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Salted Nut Squares Recipe

Salted Nut Squares Recipe

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 YIELD:54 servings


  • 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


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.

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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."

Reviewed Jun. 11, 2012

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

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!"

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."

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!"

Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"Quick and easy to make. I took them to a business bar-b-que and everyone loved them. They taste like a candybar. Not to sweet, just right."

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2011

"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."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2011

"Thank you for the recipe..."

Reviewed Apr. 24, 2011

"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+"

Reviewed Jul. 30, 2010

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 3, 2009 Edited Nov. 11, 2013

"These are insanely delicious, and a yummy fortifying treat when I feel sluggish. Everyone loves them. I've made them for years."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2008

"SO Good! I have been making this since the recipe was published and have shared the recipe many times."

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