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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

Ingredients

  • 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: 318 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 225mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein .

Directions

  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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luigimon 228920
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!!!!!"

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dschultz01 227365
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"Very good alternative to traditional Rice Krispy treats."

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kopcat 182948
Reviewed May. 18, 2014

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

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redhead10 196542
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."

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kredhead 193521
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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drzabiscowicz 186867
Reviewed May. 22, 2013

"great reciepe....not time consuming"

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GFreak 119818
Reviewed May. 21, 2013

"This recipe is a family favorite. When giving recipes to new brides I always include this one and have given it out many times. If you take it to a party or picnic, plan on coming home with an empty plate."

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MissArial 196541
Reviewed May. 16, 2012

"These were great and very easy to make. Everyone just loved them. One additional perk, they freeze beautifully."

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Mindy611 182946
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2011

"I took this to a staff luncheon. By the time I got there, it was all gone. Everyone praised the recipe, but I'm making it again so I can try it!"

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