Bake-Off® Contest 29, 1980
Cupertino, California

Salted Peanut Chews

Easy Pillsbury® cookie dough makes a luscious crust that holds a nutty, chewy filling.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 1 hr 25 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 36
 

Ingredients

1
roll Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookies
3
cups miniature marshmallows
2/3
cup corn syrup
1/4
cup butter or margarine
2
teaspoons vanilla
1
bag (10 oz) peanut butter chips
2
cups crisp rice cereal
2
cups salted peanuts

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  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows evenly over crust.
  • 2 Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while making topping.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, butter, vanilla and peanut butter chips over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal and peanuts. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In ungreased 13x9-inch pan, break up cookie dough. With floured fingers, press dough evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows evenly over crust.
  • 2 Bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while making topping.
  • 3 In 4-quart saucepan, heat corn syrup, butter, vanilla and peanut butter chips over medium heat, stirring constantly, just until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Stir in cereal and peanuts. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

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Short on time? Using cookie dough as the crust makes preparation a snap.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
(
Calories from Fat
100),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
11%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
100mg
100%;
Total Carbohydrate
22g
22%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
13g
13%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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