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These are absolutely fantastic. I have made these a number of times and they are always a hit. One time in college I made these and while snowed in my friends and I devoured a whole pan. Wonderful cobination of sweet and salty. Perfect for the holiday trays or just for the family!!!!!

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dayla October 09, 2002

Excellent Recipe! I make this same bar cookie, but instead of using a cake mix, I use the ingredients listed in "Pillsbury Family Gathering Recipe Book". (The ingedients appear to be equivalent to a cake mix). I throw in additional peanuts and rice krispies cause the topping can handle more. However, do not serve them on a warm day. They must be kept cold. You can even eat them out of the freezer.

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Satisfied Kris January 09, 2003

This was soooo good!!!!! I love salted nut rolls - they are probably my favorite candy bar. I was so pleased to find these. The cake layer doesn't stand out to me, but the whole candy together is fabulous and very much like the candy bar. Half way through the recipe I found I didn't have peanut butter chips, so I used white chocolate chips. It was delicious, and I'm thinking using regular chocolate chips would also produce an excellent result. The only trouble with them is that I can't stop eating them!

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Julie F May 30, 2012

Perfect for that peanut salty fix a person needs occasionally!! Don't change a thing!!!!

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Chef GreanEyes February 17, 2009

These were so great. I wanted them to taste like salted nut rolls. They didnt quite taste like them but it was still awesome! I will be making these again.

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JAG0913 August 08, 2008

Have been making these for years! They are a family favorite and simply fantastic!!!!!!

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beth June 06, 2007

Made these today to take to a birthday celebration at work. Got a lot of rave reviews on them. I think maybe next time I might make without the cake base. I thought the peanut part was delicious. Well it all was but that was my favorite. Thanks

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vlynn January 17, 2007

this is a great treat! it's simple and cheap to make, and everyone loves it. thanks so much!

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luvn-n-the-oven January 08, 2007

This recipe is so delicious. I actually was hoping to add it as my own recipe...one year, my mother and I made it for a family reunion. It has been requested every year since and is now a staple!

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poo235 November 05, 2006

Made these to take to bunco tonight where they were a major hit! Everyone wanted to take one home for their DH's so there were none left to bring home. I followed the recipe exactly except I think I used too many marshmellows.... 2.5 yr old granddaughter was "helping" me make 'em and the entire bag pretty much got dumped on the crust! It didn't make a huge difference taste-wise (tho people really liked all the gooey marshmallow), it just made it a bit hard to spread the topping over them. I coarsely chopped the peanuts and I like how that worked. The bars weren't overly sweet and my son-in-law said they reminded him of a PayDay candy bar. Nice contrast between the salty peanuts and the sweet of the rest of the cookie. This recipe is definitely a repeater and would be great on a holiday cookie plate.

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Impera_Magna September 06, 2006
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