Craving something sweet and salty? How about sweet, salty, creamy, gooey, and peanut buttery? Salted Nut Bars are super easy to make and taste a bit like a Pay Day candy bar. Or perhaps a Fluffer Nutter. Either way, it's delicious.
Salted Nut Bars
Makes 28 bars
1 lb. Nutter Butter cookies
1 stick butter, melted
2 c. peanut butter chips
2/3 c. light corn syrup
4 T. butter
1 t. vanilla
2 c. mini marshmallows
2 c. dry roasted peanuts
2 c. Rice Krispies
Pre-heat oven to 350*. Spray coat a 9 x 13 dish.
Crumble cookies in work bowl of food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and pulse until evenly moistened and clumps together. Press crumbs into dish. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt chips, syrup, butter, and vanilla over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth, about 5 minutes. Spread 1/2 c. of the mixture over the crumb base.
Sprinkle the marshmallows over the peanut butter mixture and return to the oven and bake until the marshmallows puff up, about 2 minutes. Don't brown the marshmallows or they'll end up hard and crunchy.
Mix the peanuts and Rice Krispies with remaining peanut butter mixture. Drop spoonfuls over the marshmallows, then spread with a spatula.
Cool bars before cutting and serving.
Adapted from Cuisine at Home