5/1/12

Salted Nut Squares

This is a treat that my husband likes, and I have no idea where I obtained this recipe. I have it handwritten on a sheet from a yellow legal pad, and it has been stashed with my recipes for a very long time. I'm sharing it now with you, so if anyone knows where this recipe might be from, please let me know and I'll give proper credit.






Salted Nut Squares
1 (16 ounce) jar dry roasted peanuts
3 tablespoons butter + additional butter to grease foil
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (10 ounce) package peanut butter chips
2 cups mini marshmallows

Line an 8 x 11-inch pan with aluminum foil. Grease the bottom and sides of the foil with butter. Layer the bottom of the foil with half the peanuts; set aside.
In a saucepan, melt 3 tablespoons butter and peanut butter chips on low heat, stirring constantly. When melted, add milk and marshmallows, stir constantly until marshmallows are melted. Pour mixture over peanuts in pan. Put the rest of the peanuts in a layer on top. Chill at least 2 hours, then lift foil from pan. Pull foil away from sides and cut into squares.


These bar cookies are made with simple ingredients.




The recipe calls for an 8 x 11-inch pan. Square inch-wise, the closest pan size I have to that is a 9 x 9-inch, so that is what I used. Line the pan with buttered foil, then pour half the peanuts in the bottom of the pan.



After the other ingredients are melted together over low heat, pour the mixture over the layer of peanuts.


Finish with a second layer of peanuts.




Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.


Remove foil from the pan and cut into squares.



These bars have two layers of peanuts with a gooey layer of sweet peanut butter fluff in between. Think a peanut coated candy bar, only better.






15 comments:

  1. Yum! This looks like the candy version of the fluffernutter--one of my favorite guilty pleasures--only better.

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  2. These look and sound so yummy :)

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  3. Oh these look wonderful! Some of the best recipes are the ones scribbled down from who knows where but that we've had forever. I can't wait to make these! Thanks!

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  4. Oh, this looks so yummy! I like cashews so I might try that but I always make the original first before tweaking! Yum! You need to write your own cookbook!

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  5. My husband would love these too. He loves anything with peanuts. Great snack idea.

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  6. My dad loves payday candy bars and this kind of looks like them! I might have to try making these for him for fathers day! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week!

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  7. I can see why your hubby loves these! I'll bet they taste like a Payday candy bar!!! I would love these, too.

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  8. Just shared this on facebook...yummy!

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  9. Get out of town Anita! OMG. I've seen one similar over here made on a shortbread base. Either way, yummo! Thanks for sharing.

    Anne xx

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  10. Oh! I want to make these so much, but I bet the calories are through the roof!

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  11. I want Reeses peanut butter chips, I want marshmallows! wwhhhaaawwww...I can't get them here. I can sometimes find a bag of big fat marshamallows here but they are pricey.

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  12. OMGosh, this would be an instant hit at our house! We love all things nutty! Yum! Thanks for sharing it at the Rock N Share!

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  13. Anita - these look divine - love the simplicity of it too. Would just be thrilled if you'd come by Weekend Potluck and link this up...and more....enjoy a wonderful weekend. http://www.thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2012/05/flashback-friday-weekend-potluck-16.html

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  14. Oh my gosh, that's an amazing recipe. It's a must make!

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  15. Oh my. Those look deadly and I want some, lol. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

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