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Salted Peanut Bars Recipe
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Salted Peanut Bars Recipe

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You’ll never look at Rice Krispies Treats the same way again after trying these nutty three-tiered cookie, marshmallow and cereal bars. —Denise Kirsch, McLeansboro, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package (17-1/2 ounces) peanut butter cookie mix
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 2/3 cup corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows

Nutritional Facts

1 bar equals 318 calories, 17 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 225 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cookie mix, oil, water and egg. Press onto the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until set. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, combine the chips, corn syrup and butter. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat. Stir in the Rice Krispies, peanuts and vanilla.
  3. Sprinkle marshmallows over crust. Bake 1-2 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff. Spread cereal mixture over top. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Salted Peanut Bars in Simple & Delicious October/November 2011, p45

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Reviewed Jul. 4, 2015

"Everyone loved these! They are pretty hard to cut when you first take them out of the refrigerator. I let them sit out for about a half an hour and then cut them into the bars. Excellent recipe!!!!!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Very good alternative to traditional Rice Krispy treats."

Reviewed May. 18, 2014

"These are delicious - a bit hit at my son-in-law's B-day party."

Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

"Keeper recipe, I'm not a big marshmallow person but, these are truly delicious. I have made them twice now, the last time I added a few chocolate chips to the top after I spread the peanut butter mixture on."

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2013

"Keeper recipe, similar to brownie mallow bars on this site-which I have made a million times. Love the peanutty, salty, sweet, crunchy, gooey flavor-like an upscale fluffernutter. Keeps well in the fridge, easy to take along. Thumbs up from everyone that tried them."

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