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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Salted peanut chews recipe...

Here's a really delicious and easy  bar recipe that is a combination of a peanut butter cookie and a rice krispie treat. So delicious and super easy to make. Plus it helps you quell that craving for salty and sweet because they're combined into one bar!!!

Salted Peanut Chews


1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz.) Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon water
1 egg
3 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 bag (10 oz.) peanut butter chips
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray the bottom of a 13 by 9 inch pan with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until a soft dough forms. Press the dough into the pan using floured fingers.

3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over crust; bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff.

4. In a 4-quart saucepan, cook corn syrup, butter, vanilla, and chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in cereal and nuts. Immediately spoon cereal mixture evenly over marshmallows. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.

Tip: For a different flavor, try 1 2/3 cups milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips.


Calories: 170
Total Fat: 9 grams (Saturated Fat 2 grams)
Sodium: 150 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Protein: 3 grams


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