Sweet & Salty Peanut Chews

Sweet & Salty Peanut Chews

Marshmallows are melted between layers of a cookie bar that includes both sweet and salty flavors.

20 min. prep time
36 bars
444 Ratings



1 (10.5-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
2 cups crushed pretzels


3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2/3 cup light corn syrup
3 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 cup uncooked quick-cooking oats


Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9-inch baking pan; set aside.

Combine 3/4 cup butter and 3 cups marshmallows in 3-quart saucepan; cook over low heat, stirring constantly, just until melted. Remove from heat; stir in crushed pretzels.

Press mixture into prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows over crust. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes or until marshmallows are soft and puffed. Cool 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, place peanut butter, corn syrup and 1/4 cup butter in 3-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (2 to 3 minutes). Stir in peanuts and oats. Carefully spread peanut butter mixture over puffed marshmallows. Refrigerate until set (about 1 hour). Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 210

Fat: 14g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 140mg

Carbohydrates: 18g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 5g

Recipe #13916©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I use gluten free pretzels and gf oats also for those who are celiac
Used micro-wave for all of the melting steps and that worked beautifully. I did drizzle semi-sweet chocolate over the top (after cutting)to increase the sweetness. Serve them at room temperature to obtain the best flavor. Family members enjoyed them a lot.
I made a batch and shared them with co-workers who raved about them. I felt it missed the mark on the sweetness factor. I even added an extra cup of marshmallows to the middle layer as what I had left didn't provide adequate coverage and would have been unsightly when the bars were cut. I think I might try incorporating some white chocolate next time for increased sweetness...maybe drizzling it on top or perhaps sprinkling white choc chips over the marshmallow layer before the peanut mixture. Definitely for peanut lovers!
This was not as sweet nor as salty as I had hoped. The peanuts on top pretty much dominate the flavors. The base is very gooey and it doesn't make make a pretty layered bar like the picture. But it was quick and simple to make, and if you are a peanut lover, this one is for you.

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