Salted Nut-Roll Bars

About a year ago my Mom started making these & they quickly became my husband's new favorite.  These bars are great for those who love salty & sweet.  Or those that just don't like (Lord have mercy on their souls) traditional desserts or chocolate.  This unique desert is a crowd pleaser & one that most people haven't had before.  If you need to bring a dessert to a potluck & don't want to duplicate make these babies, I guarantee no on else will bring them.  They are a great mixture of salty & sweet, crunchy & chewy.  Give 'em a try, here's the how:
1(1lb) package peanut butter cookies (like Nutter Butters)
1  1/2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups peanut butter chips
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups miniature marshmallows
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
2 cups Rice Krispies
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Coat a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.  Pulse cookies in food processor until they are fine crumbs.  Melt 1 stick of butter & add to the cookie crumbs, pluse food processor until crumbs clump together.  Press crumbs into the prepared baking pan & bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Melt peanut butter chips, corn syrup, remaining butter & vanilla in a saucepan over medium low heat.  Stir constantly until smooth & incorporated together.  Spread half cup of the peanut chip mixture over the cookie base.  Top with marshmallows & return to oven.  Bake until marshmallows puff, about 2 minutes, & remove from oven.  Do not let the marshmallows get brown.
Mix peanuts & cereal with remaining peanut chip mixture until well coated.  Drop spoonfuls of the topping over the marshmallows.  Spray a spatula with non-stick spray & smooth out the top of the bars.  Cool bars before serving.  Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Carla Squires8/02/2011 7:32 PM

    andrew has been talking about these since the 4th of july! guess i have no reason not to make them!!! if i gain 10 lbs you will know why!