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Salted Peanut Chews

Sweet and salty snack bars

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 15 minutes
Chilling time 45 minutes
Total 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 36 bars
Calories 196 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Base:

  • cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows

For the Topping:

  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 10 ounces peanut butter chips (1-2/3 cups)
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, beat all the base ingredients except the marshmallows with an electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press the mixture firmly in the bottom of an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.
  2. 2. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over the base. Base 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  3. 3. In a 3-quart saucepan, mix all topping ingredients except cereal and peanuts. Heat over low heat, stirring constantly, just until the chips are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in the cereal and peanuts. Immediately spoon the warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. Cut into 36 bars. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Peanut Chews
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 100mg4%
Potassium 81mg2%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.