Salted Peanut Chews


Salted Peanut Chews

Salted Peanut Chews

Salted Peanut Chews

Crust:   1 ½ cups flour

2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar

½ tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

¼ tsp. baking soda

½ cup margarine, softened

1 tsp. vanilla

2 egg yolks

3 cups miniature marshmallows

Topping:   2/3 cup corn syrup

¼ cup margarine

2 tsp. vanilla

2 cups peanut butter chips

2 cups crisp rice cereal

2 cups salted peanuts

Preheat oven to 350 F.  In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients except marshmallow on low speed until crumbly.  Press firmly in bottom of ungreased 13×9 inch pan.  Bake at 350 F. for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.    Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows.  Return to oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff.  Cool while preparing topping.

In large saucepan, heat corn syrup, ¼ cup margarine, 2 teaspoons vanilla and peanut butter chips just until chips are melted and mixture is smooth stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; stir in cereal and nuts.  Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows and spread to cover.  Refrigerate until firm; cut into bars.      36 bars 

(Recipe for Salted Peanut Chews was in Pillsbury Classic Cookbook.)


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