It’s Day 2 of Peanut Week, who’s excited??  Hopefully these Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars will make you even more excited!

Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Salted nut rolls have always been a favorite candy of mine.  After all, isn’t a salted nut roll the original sweet and salty snack??  Since my husband was diagnosed with Type I diabetes, we have gone through more honey roasted peanuts in my house than I have had in my entire lifetime!  I buy giant jars of them at Costco and he will have a small dish of them for dessert or as a pre-dinner snack.  Even the honey roasted peanuts are a great low-carb snack option.  Since I began bringing massive loads of these perfectly addicting sweet and salty peanuts into my home, I have been dying to find a recipe to use them in.  Enter Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars!

Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

The flavors of these bars will remind you of eating a salted nut roll but you don’t even have to mess with a candy thermometer or making a nougat for this recipe.  Marshmallows lend that same gooey sweetness to these bars.  Also, these Honey Roasted Marshmallow Bars satisfy my texture craving for a perfect crunchy yet chewy snack.

Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

These bars are quire sweet and rich so I recommend cutting the 8-inch square pan that you make them in into 20 pieces.  It would also be super cute presentation to wrap these Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars individually in wax paper like you might find at a candy store.

A few tips for this recipe:

  • Spray your parchment paper very liberally with nonstick cooking spray.  Melted marshmallows may be one of the stickiest substances on the planet!
  • Spray the measuring cups that you use to measure the peanut butter and corn syrup with nonstick cooking spray to make cleanup easier.
  • You could certainly use plain roasted peanuts or any other nut that you enjoy in this recipe.

Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars {Satisfy My Sweet Tooth}

Honey Roasted Peanut Marshmallow Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 20 bars

1 bar

These bars are a perfect mix of chewy and crunchy and will remind you of eating a salted nut roll

Ingredients

    For the crust:
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • For the topping:
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal

Instructions

    For the crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. LIne an 8X8-inch square pan with parchment paper. Spray the parchment paper liberally with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Combine butter, brown sugar and flour and press evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake 12 minutes.
  4. Sprinkle marshmallows over the baked crust and return to the oven for 7 minutes so that marshmallows become softened.
  5. For the topping:
  6. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter, corn syrup and butter and microwave for one minute. Stir together to combine. Mix in vanilla.
  7. In a separate large bowl, combine peanuts and cereal. Pour peanut butter mixture over peanuts and cereal and stir to coat.
  8. Pour peanut mixture over marshmallows and spread evenly.
  9. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and serving.
  10. Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks|averiecooks.com

Notes

Per bar: Calories: 237 Fat: 17g Carbs: 17g

DID YOU KNOW?  Peanuts and peanut butter can help control blood sugar.  If you peanuts or peanut butter as part of a high carbohydrate meal, the healthy oils and proteins in peanuts can decrease blood sugar spikes and help to keep blood sugars stable throughout the entire day.

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12 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Liz
    May 15, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    These sound so delicious Mercedes! Love the marshmallow and peanut combo.

    Reply

  2. emily (a nutritionist eats)
    May 15, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    I love this idea Merc! Yum.

    Reply

  3. Lori
    May 15, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Count me in as seriously excited! I know it’s a long way off, but I believe these have already claimed their spot on my holiday baking tray.

    Reply

  4. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    May 17, 2013 @ 1:56 pm

    These look so good! I always have peanuts in the house so these will be a great treat. 🙂

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      May 18, 2013 @ 10:03 am

      Thanks Tina. These bars are nice because the ingredients are items you are likely to have on hand!

      Reply

  5. sally @ sallys baking addiction
    May 17, 2013 @ 2:00 pm

    I eat honey roasted peanuts like they are going out of style. 🙂 These look SO good! peanuts + marshmallows are such a great pair. I would love these sweet/salty treats!

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      May 18, 2013 @ 10:02 am

      Thanks Sally, it’s nice to know that someone else is addicted to honey roasted peanuts!

      Reply

  6. Luv What You Do
    May 17, 2013 @ 8:25 pm

    Pick me…I’m excited!
    These have my mouth watering!

    Reply

  7. kim @ DESIGN + LIFE + KIDS
    May 29, 2013 @ 8:38 pm

    WOW! those look AMAZING! Can’t wait to make them

    Reply

    • Mercedes
      May 30, 2013 @ 11:47 am

      Thank you Kim! These bars were quite a hit with everyone who tasted them! Thanks for stopping by!

      Reply

  8. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles
    Jul 01, 2013 @ 10:07 pm

    Pour me a glass of milk, I’m on my way!!

    Reply

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