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Salted Nut Bars

A layered dessert bar using peanuts, yellow cake, and of course, chocolate. 
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time12 mins
Cooling time30 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marshmallows, peanuts
Yield: 24 servings
Calories: 335kcal
Author: SweetOrdeal.com

Materials

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 1/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 cups salted peanuts
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 12 oz. bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Grease a 13 x 9 baking pan.
  • Mix cake, 1/4 cup melted butter, and egg. Press into greased pan. Bake 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from oven.
  • Place marshmallows over cake and return to oven for approx. 3 minutes until marshmallows puff up.
  • In medium bowl, mix peanuts and Rice Krispies.
  • Melt baking chips with corn syrup and 1/2 cup butter. Add vanilla. Pour over nuts and Rice Krispies and stir. Spread over marshmallows.
  • Cool. Cut into bars when set. Keeps well in container in refrigerator or freezer. Don't refrigerate before cutting into bars, gets too stiff. 

Nutrition

Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 286mg | Potassium: 190mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 349IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg