Salted Peanut Bars

Salted Peanut Bars
These delicious and satisfying Salted Peanut Bars are a great snack that can be made with or without chocolate, but come on! Without chocolate? WHY???
Stacked up Salted Peanut Bars
They’re quick and easy to make and great for taking on a hike, bike ride, or any other event where you might require a snack.
Salted Peanut Bars

Easy Step-By-Step Instructions for Salted Peanut Bars

13x9 inch pan lined with parchment
Line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment or wax paper, and …
Pan lined with peanuts for Salted Peanut Bars
… spread out half (1 cup) of the peanuts.
Combining butter and sweetened condensed milk
In a medium sized sauce pan, melt 4 tablespoons butter over low heat. Add 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk, and stirring constantly, increase heat to medium high.
mixing peanut butter chips into Salted Peanut Bars
Add one package (10 ounces) peanut butter chips, and mix until melted.
Melting marshmallows into Salted Peanut Bars
Then stir in 4 cups marshmallows. When they’re mostly melted, remove from heat.
Adding Chocolate chips to Salted Peanut Bars
Add second package (10 ounces) of peanut butter chips or chocolate chips. Stir to incorporate, but don’t wait for them to melt. Reserve a few chips to sprinkle on top, if desired.
Pouring mixture into pan for Salted Peanut Bars
Immediately pour mixture over peanuts in pan. If you’re working quickly, and not stopping to take photos, you’ll get a lovely marbled look. My pictures don’t reflect it as well because I was stopping and taking photographs.
Pressing peanuts into top of Salted Peanut Bars
Gently spread mixture, top with reserved chips and remaining (1 cup) peanuts, and press down so that peanuts are embedded into the bars.
Finished pan of Salted Peanut Bars
Allow to cool completely. I like to do this at room temperature, but if you’re in a hurry, refrigerate for one hour.
Salted Peanut Bars
Cut into bars of desired size.
Salted Peanut Bars without chocolate
This is what a batch without chocolate chips looks like.
Partially eaten Salted Peanut Bar
ENJOY!

Free Printable Recipe for Salted Peanut Bars

Salted Peanut Bars

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces dry roasted salted peanuts
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 packages 10 ounces each peanut butter chips or substitute one package for chocolate chips
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment or wax paper, and spread out half the peanuts.
  • In a medium sized sauce pan, melt butter over low heat. Add sweetened condensed milk, and stirring constantly, increase heat to medium high.
  • Add one package peanut butter chips, and mix until melted. Then stir in marshmallows. When they’re mostly melted, remove from heat. Add second package of peanut butter chips or chocolate chips. Stir to incorporate, but don’t wait for them to melt. You can reserve a few chips to sprinkle on top, if you want. Pour mixture over peanuts in pan.
  • Top with the rest of the peanuts, and gently press them into the bars. Allow to cool completely. I like to do this at room temperature, but if you’re in a hurry, refrigerate for one hour.
  • Cut into bars of desired size.

Notes

Store in airtight container in refrigerator for up to two weeks.