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Salted Peanut Chews

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 25 min total time
  • 8 ingredients
  • 36 servings
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Easy Pillsbury® cookie dough makes a luscious crust that holds a nutty, chewy filling.

Bake-Off® Contest 29, 1980
Gertrude Schweitzerhof
Cupertino, California

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

Steps

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
200
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
16%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
13%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
13g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
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 Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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