Salted Peanut Chews Recipe
I took these great treats to an evening reunion. They disappeared fast, and soon people were asking for the recipe. —Irene Yoder, Millersburg, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. YIELD:24 servings
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 2 cups peanut butter chips
- 2/3 cup corn syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 cups crisp rice cereal
- 2 cups salted peanuts
- 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- 2. Sprinkle with marshmallows and return to the oven for 3-5 minutes or until marshmallows begin to melt; set aside.
- 3. In a large saucepan, cook and stir the peanut butter chips, corn syrup, vanilla and remaining butter until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and peanuts. Pour over prepared crust, spreading to cover. Cool on a wire rack before cutting into bars. Yield: 2 dozen.
1 serving (1 each) equals 290 calories, 16 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 182 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.
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