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Salted Peanut Bars

Yield 2 dozen bars

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cups brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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 350°F 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.