Peanut Chews

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5 from 2 votes
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total: 30 minutes

These Peanut Chews are soft and crunchy, salty and sweet.  They are the perfect treat!

Peanut Chews - a salty and sweet treat recipe

I first had these peanut bars at my holiday cookie exchange last year.  My good friend Amy made them and I couldn’t stop thinking about them since!

This recipe is pretty rich, so I cut them into small bars. Once cut, you can put them them in the foil cupcake liners – if you place them in paper liners, the liners will become greasy.

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Peanut Chews - a salty and sweet treat recipe
5 from 2 votes

Peanut Chews

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 20 minutes
Cooling Time: 1 hour
Total: 30 minutes
These Peanut Chews are soft and crunchy, salty and sweet.  They are the perfect treat!
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Ingredients

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1/3 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 10 oz bag peanut butter chips
  • 1/4 cup margarine
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, butter, egg, and beat low until crumbly.
  • Press in bottom of greased 13x9 pan.
  • Bake 350 for 12-18 minutes until golden brown.
  • Remove, add marshmallows on top, return to oven 1-2 minutes until puffy.
  • Cool while preparing topping.

Topping

  • In a large saucepan, combine all topping ingredients except cereal and peanuts.
  • Heat until smooth stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, stir in cereal and peanuts, immediately spoon over marshmallows.
  • Spread to cover.
  • Refrigerate for one hour or let cool room temperature until firm and cut into bars.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 550mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 124mg | Iron: 2mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert, peanut bars

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