Salted Peanut Bars
Salty, sweet and gooey - these are a perfect after school snack.
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
Preheat oven to 350ºF.
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.
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.
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.
Spread over baked crust; chill 1 hour or until firm before cutting into bars.