Salted Nut Roll Bars

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These are a great combination of salty and sweet… if you’re into that sort of thing 🙂 It happens to be my weakness. I made these gluten free and it was everything I could do to not eat one every time I walked into the kitchen.

I modified the original recipe I had for these to be gluten free, to replace corn syrup, which is bad for you people, and peanut butter chips, which are not great for you and I forgot to buy them 😉 I’ll post a gluten free and a regular version below.

Now let’s get moving…

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Preheat your oven to 350… In a medium bowl mix together egg, butter, and a yellow cake mix. The ratios are different between gluten free and regular so that’s all in the recipes below…

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Mix together. It will be a bit crumbly…

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Press this into an ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 12-18 minutes until the edges get golden and pull away from the sides of the pan.

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It will look something like this…

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next round up about 3 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows… or 4 if you have mini marshmallow snatchers helping you cook…

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Dump them onto the cake and return to the oven for just a minute or two…

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you want them to spread out and form a layer here… you don’t want them to brown so don’t leave them in too long. Set aside to cool.

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In a saucepan heat butter…

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honey… vanilla… Notice the hand of one of my mini marshmallow snatchers… sneaky…

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and peanut butter until well combined.

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Add in 2 cups dry roasted peanuts… with salt on them please… thus the salted nut roll bar

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If you can eat gluten you can use 2 cups regular crispy rice cereal. If not, you can slightly crush rice chex or gluten free crispy rice cereal.

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Add those to your peanut butter mixture… I should have used a bigger pan…Stir until everything is coated…

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Spread over marshmallow layer and let cool…

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Mmmmmm…. this is me impatiently stalking the bars waiting for them to cool…

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Ah!!! here we go!!! Check out those 3 layers of goodness… dense cake… marshmallow… peanutty crispy deliciousness… Mmmmm… you know you want one…

Salted Nut Roll Bars – Not Gluten Free
1 pkg yellow cake mix – Jiffy works really well
1 egg
1/3 cup softened butter
Preheat oven to 350. Mix in medium bowl until crumbly. Press into bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 12-18 minutes until golden brown and sides pull away from pan. Sprinkle with 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows and return to oven for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup honey
1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

Heat first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan until well combined. Add in nuts and cereal and stir to coat. Spread over marshmallow layer on cake. Allow to cool completely.

Salted Nut Roll Bars – Gluten Free
1 pkg gluten free Betty Crocker yellow cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup softened butter (1 stick)

Preheat oven to 350. Mix in medium bowl until crumbly. Press into bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake for 12-18 minutes until golden brown and sides pull away from pan. Sprinkle with 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows and return to oven for 1-2 minutes. Remove and set aside.

1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 cup honey
1 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups slightly crushed rice chex or gluten free crispy rice cereal
2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

Heat first 4 ingredients in medium saucepan until well combined. Add in nuts and cereal and stir to coat. Spread over marshmallow layer on cake. Allow to cool completely.

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One Response to Salted Nut Roll Bars

  1. Dacia says:

    I am not a person who enjoys nuts in sweets but those look yummy! I may have to try out this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

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