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Salted Peanut Bars

Melted marshmallows give these nutty bars their elastic texture.

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  • Yield: Makes 16
Salted Peanut Bars

Source: Everyday Food, April 2011


  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2 1/4 cups coarsely chopped roasted salted peanuts
  • 50 store-bought soft caramel squares, unwrapped (14 ounces)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Lightly coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper, leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides, then lightly coat parchment with spray. Cover paper with 1 1/4 cups peanuts.

  2. In a medium pot, combine 1 tablespoon water, caramels, and marshmallows over medium. Cook, stirring frequently, until caramels and marshmallows melt and mixture is smooth, about 8 minutes. Immediately pour over peanuts, then top with remaining 1 cup peanuts. Let cool until set, about 2 hours, then cut into 16 bars.

Cook's Note

Store in an airtight container with parchment in between layers, up to 2 days.

Reviews (3)

  • dgreenland 15 May, 2012

    very disappointing! no depth of flavor.

  • NataEgas 4 Oct, 2011

    Easy to make. Very tasty. But the top layer of peanuts fall off. It would be better to use finely crushed nuts for this layer rather than 'roughly cut' as per recipe instructions.
    Cheers. Nata. Australia.

  • RueCandie 25 Sep, 2011

    This is my favorite type of recipe. It is as easy as it is delicious. Interestingly, the flavour gets better after a few days.

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