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Salted Peanut Bars

Melted marshmallows give these nutty bars their elastic texture.

  • prep: 15 mins
    total time: 2 hours 15 mins
  • yield: Makes 16

Ingredients

  • 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

Cook's Note

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

Directions

  1. Step 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. Step 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.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2011

Reviews (3)

  • 15 May, 2012

    very disappointing! no depth of flavor.

  • 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.

  • 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.