Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Who doesn't like Payday?!

So, I tried this recipe out after I found peanuts on sale. Jeff and I both agree it tastes almost exactly like a Payday candy bar. Plus, I had all of the ingredients except the pb chips on hand. I'm not sure if Aldis has pb chips but i will definitely be looking the next time I go so that I can make these again. They are also freezer friendly so if you only wanted a little at at time then pop the rest in the freezer for later. If you try this recipe, let me know what you think.

Salted Peanut Chews

Prep time:35 minutes (ready in 1 hour 35 minutes)

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 egg yolks
3 cups mini marshmallows

2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine or butter
2 tsp vanilla
1 (10 oz) pkg peanut butter chips
2 cups crisp rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts

1) Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl, combine all crust ingredients except marshmallows at low speed until crumbly (I just used a pastry blender and cut the butter in). Press firmly in bottom of ungreased 13x9" pan. Bake at 350 F for 12 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
2) Remove crust from oven. Immediately sprinkle with marshmallows.
3) Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
4) In large saucepan, combine all topping ingredients except cereal and peanuts. Heat just until smooth, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in cereal and peanuts. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate 45 minutes or until firm (mine took longer than 45 min to firm). Cut into bars.
Yields: 36 bars



Monica B said...

How important is it that the peanuts are salted? I have all the ingredients except that I only have unsalted peanuts.

pdisandro said...

I think that the salt helps compliment the sweet so I would recommend the salted kind.