Salted Peanut Chews Recipe

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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From the first moment I saw these sticky, gooey, creamy, chewy gems on Michelle’s site, Brown Eyed Baker, I knew that I would have to make them.  There wasn’t a doubt in my mind.  And, of course I also knew that I would have to share them with you, in case you missed them over at Michelle’s.  How could I not?   If I didn’t, I couldn’t live with myself, because these Salted Peanut Chews are that good.    Mind-numbingly good, actually.  They deserve to be shared with the world – for the good of all mankind!

Think of Salted Peanut Chews as a sort of sophisticated riff on Rice Krispies Treats.  I know I just posted another Rice Krispies Treats-related recipe, but I happen to currently be obsessed with them.  Besides, these are very different – and they actually contain Rice Krispies.   They’re layered bars with a buttery, brown sugar base, covered with oozey, melted marshmallows and finished off with a sinfully rich peanut butter, rice krispies and salted peanut topping.  Need I say more?  salted-peanut-chews-3

The recipe for these Salted Peanut Chews is very straightforward and the bars are a snap, crackle and pop to make.  In fact the most difficult part is waiting the forty-five minutes it takes for them to set up in the fridge.  I ended up cutting into mine early.  But, do as I say and not as I do – and wait the whole time.

Do yourself a favor and make your own Salted Peanut Chews as soon as possible.   Everyone you know will thank you!

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21 responses to Salted Peanut Chews Recipe

  1. On June 07, 2011 at 5:56pm, Rosa said...

    They look marvelous and so perfect! I’m a sucker for peanuts.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. On June 07, 2011 at 8:14pm, Lisa Taylor said...

    These were actually created by a contestant in a Pillsbury Bake-Off many years ago. How do I know this? My father bought be a Bake-Off cookbook when I was a teen, and it was one of the first dessert bars I ever made. They were awesome, although yours looks 100 times better than mine did! I think it’s time to make them again! :)

    • On June 07, 2011 at 9:27pm, Susan said...

      Well, how about that! Thanks for the background info. Those Bake-Off recipes rock! :D

  3. On June 07, 2011 at 8:32pm, Blog is the New Black said...

    These look spectacular!

  4. On June 07, 2011 at 9:13pm, Claire @ Claire K Creations said...

    They look fantastically naughty. Yum! I love the salty/sweet combination.

  5. On June 07, 2011 at 9:20pm, Lynae said...

    I’ve been making these for years however the base for my recipe is a cake mix with egg and butter. I’ve used a french vanilla, white, butter recipe yellow… :)

    • On June 07, 2011 at 9:29pm, Susan said...

      Oooh! I wonder how it would be with chocolate cake mix. :)

      • On June 08, 2011 at 2:20pm, Lynae said...

        That would be like a nutty peanut butter cup! You are on to something there!

  6. On June 07, 2011 at 9:42pm, Claire said...

    I’ve made these with the cake mix as well…call they Payday Bars! They taste JUST LIKE that candy bar. SOOOOO good!

  7. On June 08, 2011 at 12:13am, KatelynLikesThis said...

    Oh sweet heavens…as IF I needed another mouth-watering peanutty recipe! I’ll never lose these 10lbs!!!

  8. On June 08, 2011 at 8:33am, SMITH BITES said...

    i am soooooo in trouble w/these Susan . . . soooooo in trouble . . .

  9. On June 08, 2011 at 9:55am, Lori @ RecipeGirl said...

    It’s like the PayDay Candy Bar (one of my faves) with added marshmallow. Love it!

  10. On June 08, 2011 at 10:50am, Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

    These look amazing! I’d love them!

  11. On June 08, 2011 at 11:08am, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    What is so addictive about marshmallows and crispy stuff? How is it most people can’t get enough of it? Add some peanutty, salty goodness and I can imagine I’d eat the whole pan.

  12. On June 08, 2011 at 11:40pm, Suzanne said...

    What a great recipe, I love the addition of the marshmallow in the middle and the base too, I’m saving this to my pintrest board :)

  13. On June 10, 2011 at 6:26pm, Foodiewife said...

    I recently made peanut butter. Huge mistake. I was a total glutton. These do look outstanding. Only, if I make them (and I probably will), I’d have to ask my husband to hide them from me. I’m afraid I’d be a bigger glutton– I adore rice krispie treats. They are my weakness.

  14. On June 25, 2011 at 9:36am, Mallory said...

    Great recipe! Just made them last night and they were sooooo good! I LOVE rice krispies, so anything with those I want to try.

  15. On June 29, 2011 at 6:50am, Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

    This looks so so good. There goes the diet. I love rice krispies, combining them with PB is just genius.

    P.S – Don’t want to appear desperate, but am I ever getting the book? Just remembered it, if not, I’d like to atleast know :)

  16. On June 30, 2011 at 7:01am, non voice projects said...

    nice recipe
    its yummy
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  17. On August 04, 2011 at 8:56am, Jocasta said...

    I’ve just had my first bar having made these last night. I had to make changes as I’m in the UK and we don’t get corn syrup over here (possibly online or a high end super market – but the write up would no doubt be HUGE), and we don’t get peanut butter chips either. The peanut butter we get over here is much firmer than that in the States (I believe yours has loads of added ingredents whereas ours is basically just ground peanuts and oil), so I used peanut butter as opposed to the peanut butter chips. And used honey instead of corn syrup. They are divine – although, probably because of the changes I made (no doubt the absence of peanut butter chips – I suspect these would set firmer), they are an absolute bitch to cut! lol. They are delicious though!

    Thanks for the recipe!

  18. On August 09, 2011 at 9:19pm, Suzanne said...

    WOW for the LOVE of all things peanut butter. This was a snap to put together. Only thing I had to time a little longer was the marshmellow and I had to spread them out with a silicon spatula to even it out. (no big deal). I could hardly contain myself during the cooling time in the fridge. Sending the batch (minus two bars that I ate) off as a care package. I hope they travel well.

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