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Salted Nut Roll Bars

This recipe comes from our very dear family friend, Linda Barrick. She is one of the best bakers I know! These salted nut roll bars are reminiscent of the candy bar, but even better! This recipe makes a big batch so it’s perfect for sharing with loved ones or taking to a party. Be prepared for people to ask for the recipe!
5 from 2 votes
Course Cookies and Bars


Base Ingredients

  • 1 15.25-ounce yellow cake mix
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 1 stick butter melted
  • 1 egg

Topping Ingredients

  • 1 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows
  • 1 stick of butter, sliced
  • ½ cup corn syrup
  • 1 10-ounce package peanut butter chips
  • 1 16-ounce can salted cocktail peanuts


Base Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° and grease a 15.5 x 10.5 inch jelly roll pan or line with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, mix the yellow cake mix, water, melted butter, and egg until blended. Spread into the prepared jelly roll pan in a thin, even layer. Bake for 10 minutes. 

Topping Instructions

  • Immediately sprinkle the base layer evenly with the miniature marshmallows. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 3-4 minutes or just just until marshmallows have puffed.  Do not let the marshmallows brown. 
  • In a glass microwavable bowl, place the butter slices, corn syrup, and peanut butter chips and stir.  Microwave until melted, stirring after 30 second intervals. 
  • Pour the peanut butter mixture over the puffed marshmallows and gently press the salted peanuts over the top.
  • Let bars cool completely before cutting. If desired, the bars may be stored in the refrigerator for firmer texture.