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Easy Salted Peanut Chews

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  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 36
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Here's an easy homemade way to get the same great flavors of a favorite peanut candy bar.

Ingredients

1
pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ peanut butter cookie mix
3
tablespoons vegetable oil
1
tablespoon water
1
egg
3
cups miniature marshmallows
2/3
cup light 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

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • 2 In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in pan using floured fingers.
  • 3 Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle marshmallows over crust; bake 1 to 2 minutes longer or until marshmallows begin to puff.
  • 4 In 4-quart saucepan, cook corn syrup, butter, vanilla and chips over low heat, stirring constantly, until chips are melted. Remove from heat; stir in cereal and nuts. Immediately spoon cereal mixture evenly over marshmallows. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.

Expert Tips

Skip the cooking spray and line pan with foil for quick cleanup and easy bar removal.

For a different flavor, try milk chocolate or semisweet chocolate chips for the peanut butter chips.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
220
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
12%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
160mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
15g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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