Thursday, December 3, 2009

Baking Frenzy


Is 'frenzy' the right word? I baked 3 different bars and cookies for our bake sale at church, but only took pictures of two things. I also made my daughter's favorite double decker rice krispie treats with the gooey centers, so the kitchen was hopping this day.
Here is a nice, simple and quick treat. I have had many people ask for these who don't like or can't eat chocolate.
Salted Nut Rolls
1-16 ounce jar dry roasted peanuts with light salt
3 TBSP butter
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 bag peanut butter chips
1-10 ounce bag of mini marshmallows
Butter a 9x13 baking dish and sprinkle half of the nuts on bottom. In saucepan, melt butter, chips and milk over med-low heat. Stir in marshmallows to coat them, but not totally melt them. Pour over nuts; sprinkle with remaining nuts and press well into marshmallow layer or nuts won't stick very well.
Cool and cut into squares.

I cut them into 30 bars and plated 6 on a plate then slipped the plate into a gallon size zip top baggie and labeled them.
My daughter's French class is going on a field trip to a French restaurant right before Christmas and it actually falls on one of my nights off, so I signed up to go with. Figured Dude would never take me to fu-fu restaurant, so this might be my only chance. I will bring the camera to take photos as it is a buffet setting I believe with two meat choices, soup, salad, potatoes, bread and two desserts, plus a baguette to take home. I'm branching out!
Drama Queen just called from the road in a panic. "How do I put the Jeep in 4 wheel drive?" Honey, there is an eighth of an inch of snow; 4 wheel drive won't help. Slow down and let other's pass you. Text me when you get to school. Poor thing really does have my nervous tendencies!
And the cat is laying on the back of my chair snoring in my ear.

14 comments:

justjoycee said...

love it.....

Dawn said...

oh that sounds good!

Bob said...

Frenzy sounds about right to me. Those salted nut bars look awesome! Sweet and salty is one of the best combos ever.

HoneyB said...

Oh, I would love it. I love salty sweet and crunchy!

Brad said...

You really were in a baking frenzy, thanks for the recipe and story

Katherine Aucoin said...

You were a busy girl! I love the salt and the sweet.

Pam said...

You have been a busy girl. The bars look so tasty - I love the peanuts on top.

A Year on the Grill said...

those bars sound oooey and goooey

enjoy the fu-fu restaurant!

Monica H said...

an eighth of an inch- time to put chains on the tires :-)

the look yummy. Kind of like a Payday!

tamilyn said...

LOL, Monica! Chains? We don't use no stinking chains here in Minney-Sooota! Well, probably because they ban them from the roadways, but we do love our 4 wheel drive when we have occasion to go into the ditch. Not that I have ever put my Bronco in the ditch.....16 years ago......never!

Cheryl said...

I am very interested in those salted nut rolls, my husband is nuts for nuts!

noble pig said...

These remind me of the Planter's Peanut Bars...yum!!!

buffalodick said...

Like a Payday candy bar- only home- made!

Debbie said...

The salted nut bars looks delicious! Church bake sales are so much fun!