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Salted Nut Squares

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 pieces

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

  • 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.
  • Pour over peanuts. Sprinkle with remaining peanuts. Cover and refrigerate until chilled. Cut into 54 pieces (about 1-in. square).
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 115 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 56mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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  • Michelle
    Dec 20, 2017

    This is a "must make" at Christmas for my family! If you're having problems with it firming up, check your package of peanut butter chips! Mine DOES NOT contain a full 2 cups. If you're making the recipe with only the 1-2/3 cups of chips in a single package it will probably be softer.

  • Sharon Blackman
    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.

  • Lopi
    Jun 11, 2012

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

  • obrien178
    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!

  • BoosterBarb
    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.

  • dzm388
    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!

  • ruth48
    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.

  • cindyost
    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.

  • Vicki58
    Aug 25, 2011

    Thank you for the recipe...

  • BoosterBarb
    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+