Salted Peanut Bars

Argo® Recipes
Salted Peanut Bars
Salted Peanut Bars make the perfect grab-and-go snack between meals.
2 dozen bars

Ingredients

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CRUST
1 1/3 cups flour
2/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoon Argo® Corn Starch
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter OR margarine
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
3 cups mini marshmallows
TOPPING
2/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
2/3 cup butter OR margarine
1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
2 teaspoons Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts

Preparation

Prep: 25 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes

For Crust:

MIX flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl.  Cut in butter using a pastry blender OR two knives.  Add egg yolks and vanilla. Mixture will be crumbly.  Press into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan.

 

BAKE in a preheated 350ºF oven for 12 to 15 minutes.  Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows; return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, until marshmallows are puffy. 

COOL completely.

 

For Topping:

HEAT corn syrup, butter and peanut butter chips in a saucepan over low heat until smooth.  Remove from heat.  Add vanilla, cereal and peanuts. 

 

SPREAD over baked crust; chill 1 hour or until firm.

Created date

November 2011