The Salted Nut Roll Candy Bar
Salted Nut Rolls have been around for a long time! Since 1933, in fact. They are made by Pearson’s Candy in the Twin Cities of Minnesota.
Pearson’s released this new product during the time of the Great Depression. It’s always been reasonably priced, in those days, they were only 5 cents!
It was a way to give even the tightly clutched purse strings a way to indulge a bit.
Isn’t a Salted Nut Roll and a Payday candy bar the same?
It’s a common misconception that these two candy bars are “the same.” My daughter’s boyfriend would have told you that a Payday was his favorite candy bar — until of course, I introduced him to the Salted Nut Roll.
A Payday candy bar has the same sweet & salty thing going on with the peanuts and peanut butter with the caramel, but what it lacks is the nougat in the center that the Salted Nut Roll has.
“Is that what that white stuff is in the middle of a Salted Nut Roll?” Yep! Nougat. That nougat center is a game-changer! It makes the Salted Nut Roll not only a little bit sweeter, it makes it softer and chewier.
The BEST Salted Nut Roll Bar Recipe
How do homemade Salted Nut Roll Bars differ from the actual candy bar?
The flavor is really similar. Pearson’s Candy will tell you that nobody has ever gotten it exactly right, though, no matter how many have tried.
These peanut roll candy bars are made with a marshmallow center. The actual candy bar, as I mentioned earlier is nougat.
Both have a caramel and peanut butter sweet chewiness to them, and the salted nuts give it that perfect saltiness.
How to Make Salted Nut Roll Bars
There are three layers to these nutty marshmallowy bars. The bottom is a mixture of butter, brown sugar, vanilla, eggs, flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mixing these ingredients together makes your buttery crust layer.
Once the crust is baked, it’s topped with miniature marshmallows and those are melted for the center.
The top consists of butter, peanut butter chips, vanilla, Karo syrup, Rice Krispies, and salted peanuts.
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- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 stick of salted butter (1/2 cup)
- 2 egg yolks
- 3 cups miniature marshmallows
- 2/3 cup light corn syrup
- 1/4 cup butter (half of a stick)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 - 10 oz bag of peanut butter chips
- 2 cups of Rice Krispies
- 2 cups salted and roasted peanuts
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, and spray it with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
- Prepare the crust: Cream together butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Add in egg yolks. Fold in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
- Press crust into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Top with 3 cups miniature marshmallows and bake for 3 minutes more. Cool.
- Place corn syrup, butter, vanilla and peanut butter chips in a saucepan over low heat stir until melted and smooth. Stir in Rice Krispies and peanuts.
- Spread over the top of the marshmallows.
- Cool. Cut into squares.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 267Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 25gProtein: 4g
Nutrition isn't guaranteed accurate.