Salted Peanut Chews
1 pouch (1 lb. 1.5 oz.) Betty Crocker peanut butter cookie mix
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 Tablespoon water
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.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: 1 bar
Total Fat: 9 grams (Saturated Fat 2 grams)
Sodium: 150 milligrams
Total Carbohydrates: 20 grams
Protein: 3 grams
BON APPETIT!!! ENJOY!!!