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Salted Peanut Bars Recipe

Salted Peanut Bars Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • These freeze very well.
  • Need a dose of chocolate? Dip each bar into melted chocolate (it looks pretty, too!) or add chocolate chips or chunks to the Rice Krispies and peanut mixture before spreading it in the pan.
  • Nutritional Facts

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

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    luigimon User ID: 1692040 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!!!!!"

    dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 227365
    Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

    "Very good alternative to traditional Rice Krispy treats."

    kopcat User ID: 7808807 182948
    Reviewed May. 18, 2014

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

    redhead10 User ID: 7413439 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."

    kredhead User ID: 710648 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."

    drzabiscowicz User ID: 5145147 186867
    Reviewed May. 22, 2013

    "great reciepe....not time consuming"

    GFreak User ID: 7266801 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."

    MissArial User ID: 6693548 196541
    Reviewed May. 16, 2012

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

    Mindy611 User ID: 1668390 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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