Brownies & Bars

Chewy Peanut Payday Bars

OK, if you are nuts about nuts like me, you will love these bars! This is an easy recipe with amazing peanutty, peanut buttery, marshmallowy goodness! I found this recipe at These bars are comparable to another delicious bar, Salted Peanut Marshmallow Bars. Both are so good, I suggest making them both and doing a taste test to decide your favorite, why not?

Chewy Peanut Payday Bars

Crust Layer:
6 Tbl butter, softened
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup brown sugar

Marshmallow Layer:
3 cups miniature marshmallows

Nutty Topping Layer:
1 heaping cup creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup light corn syrup
4 Tbl butter
1½ tsp vanilla
1½ cups peanuts (I used honey roasted, yum!)
1½ cups Rice Krispies cereal

Preheat oven to 350°. Line 8″x8″ baking pan with foil, leave overhang, spray with cooking spray.
Crust – Combine butter, flour and brown sugar. Mixture will be crumbly. Press mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.Remove from oven but leave oven on.
Marshmallow Filling – Sprinkle marshmallows over crust and spread into even layer covering crust. Bake for 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
Nutty ToppingIn large microwave-safe bowl, combine peanut butter, corn syrup and butter; heat on high power 1 minute. Add vanilla and stir to combine. Stir in peanuts and Rice Krispies. Pour mixture over marshmallow layer, gently smoothing with spatula to create an even layer. Set pan aside to cool for at least 4 hours before slicing, or overnight; refrigerating the bars can be used to expedite the cooling process. Slice bars by lifting them out using the foil overhang and transfer to a cutting board.

Salted Peanut Marshmallow Bars


2 thoughts on “Chewy Peanut Payday Bars”

  1. Oh gosh these look good Kristen–I love nuts too– in just about everything from muffins to cookies to salads to pasta… AND– I think I have all the ingredients except the peanuts right in the kitchen!! thanks bunches!!

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