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Salted Peanut Bars

Salty, sweet and gooey - these are a perfect after school snack.

Quick Facts

Prep Time: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Yield: 2 dozen bars



  • 1-1/3 cups flour
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Argo® Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup butter OR margarine
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows


  • 2/3 cup Karo® Light Corn Syrup
  • 2/3 cup butter OR margarine
  • 1 package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. To Make CRUST:  Mix flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, baking powder and baking soda in a large bowl. Cut in butter using a pastry blender or two knives. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Mixture will be crumbly. Press into an ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with marshmallows; return to oven for 3 to 5 minutes, until marshmallows are puffy. Cool completely for 30 minutes.
  4. To Make TOPPING:  Mix corn syrup, butter and peanut butter chips in a saucepan over low heat until smooth. Remove from heat. Add vanilla, cereal and peanuts.
  5. Spread over baked crust; chill 1 hour or until firm before cutting into bars.