Salty Peanut Bars

Salty Peanut Bars

Hello to you on this last day of July! Can you believe it? Tomorrow we welcome a whole new month. August is the month that I do lots of planning for baking season, so I’ll be having major cookbook/notebook sprawl across my office floor. But who am I kidding? That’s pretty much the state of my office year round.

Let’s talk about these Salty Peanut Bars. Now. You know I’m a salty-sweet girl, so these didn’t last long at all at my house. They are something akin to a Payday candy bar, but with a fudge textured center and brown sugar crust.

Salty Peanut Bars

They’re pretty simple to make, too! Most of the ingredients are pantry staples you’ll have on hand. I keep peanut butter chips stocked in my pantry (sometimes for snacking!), but I don’t always keep mini marshmallows on hand. You’ll need two cups of those for the filling.

Salty Peanut Bars

My favorite part of this recipe is the roasted, salted peanuts. Some get folded into the filling and, as you can see, a generous helping gets sprinkled on top.

Salty Peanut Bars

I could see these being star sellers at bake sales this fall. I think next time I make these I’ll cut them into rectangles instead of squares, and then wrap them individually for homemade candy bar gifts. However you slice them, they are delicious! I developed this recipe for the American Butter Institute, and the recipe lives on their website Go Bold With Butter.

Salty Peanut Bars recipe on Go Bold With Butter!

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Ein Dekoherzal in den Bergen
Ein Dekoherzal in den Bergen
4 years ago

DIE werde ich sicher machen
de schauen so lecker aus,,,

wünsche noch einen schönen ABEND
bis bald die BIRGIT aus TIROL

œuvres d'art originales
œuvres d'art originales
4 years ago

Lip smacking goodness! Thank you and cheers, Ardith

Rosa
Rosa
4 years ago

Totally irresistible! what a gorgeous treat.

Cheers,

Rosa

Georgina
Georgina
4 years ago

These look so delicious! I am also a salty sweet girl (and loving your Sea Salt Sweet cookbook by the way!) I am definitely going to have a go at making these peanut bars – thank you for the recipe Heather!

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Georgina

Yaaay! I'm so glad you are enjoying the book! xo

Unknown
Unknown
4 years ago

A quick question – we don't get peanut butter chips here in Oz. Could I use white chips and add some peanut butter? Thanks 🙂

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
4 years ago
Reply to  Unknown

Hi! Yes, I believe you can with 1 1/2 cups (about 260 g) white chocolate and 1/2 cup (about 5 oz.) creamy peanut butter. Melt the two together over low heat and stir to combine. I haven't tried it with this recipe, but I've made peanut butter fudge before with white chocolate, so in theory it should work perfectly!

Ryan
Ryan
4 years ago

It looks so delicious and yummy.It looks like snickers..Yummy!

Medeja- CranberryJam
Medeja- CranberryJam
4 years ago

Looks like such a great treat! I need to try it 🙂