Salted Nut Chews (Bars)

These are a staple for many (many!) families during the holiday season... mine included. I have two different recipes that I use for these, one making the crust out of flour, sugar, etc. and the other cheating by using a store bought cake mix.

I tried to find my photo of the bars but a quick glance through my files, I didn't spy it. No matter. This picture I took of all the holiday treats on the counter shows them right next to the basket of Christmas ornaments.

The reason I want to post this recipe though is that I hope no one is going to wait until next Christmas to make them. They are an excellent bar to make for a summer day! Go ahead, celebrate Christmas in July!

Salted Peanut Bars

½ cup butter, melted
1 white or yellow cake mix
1 beaten egg
10 ounces peanut butter chips
1 cup chopped salted peanuts
2 cups miniature marshmallows

Stir butter into cake mix. Stir in egg; dough will be stiff. Press into 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with peanut butter chips and peanuts. Bake at 350ยบ for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly brown. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake 5 minutes more until marshmallows are puffed and just starting to brown. Cool 1 hour. Spray knife with Pam to cut 32 bars.Print Friendly and PDF