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Old 10-09-2012, 08:36 PM   #1
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Sweet & Salty Bars

I've been trying for awhile to come up with ideas for homemade snack bars. I finally came up with this.

First, you'll need to make Alix's Nuts & Bolts:

Nuts and Bolts

I liked her seasoning mixture, and incorporated the dry ingredients with a melted stick of butter, along with a little lite soy sauce, then tossed thoroughly, dampening my mixture of:

Several kinds of nuts, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, as well as roasted peanuts and honey roasted peanuts.

Traditional Chex mix. It's not real salty and works well in this.

Oaty-Os (generic Cheerios)

Trail mix. Nice mixture of dried fruits and coconut shavings.

I toasted this mixture in the oven at 250, in a single layer in my large roasting pan, stirring every 20 minutes. It took about an hour and a half.

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I melted another stick of butter and then melted a 12 oz. package of marshmallows in the butter.

Mix nuts & bolts with the marshmallow mixture and turn into a pan and pat down into a 2" layer. When set, cut into bars.

Warnings:

Spray any bowls, utensils, even hands with spray oil, to prevent the marshmallows from sticking.

You can refrigerate this to set it up, but it will be hard as a rock when you first remove it from the fridge. It will soften up after a few minutes. I had to sit the pan in hot water for a couple of minutes to soften it enough to cut, then placed the cut pieces back in the fridge to keep.
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #2
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Oooo. That sounds tasty. I might give this a go.
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That certainly does sound delicious Z, thanks for sharing
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The mixture I used had a few raisins. During the roasting process, the raisins got scorched. I'll pick them out next time. The remaining nuts and dried fruits came out just fine.
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That sounds soooo good !
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Makes me want to make a batch of Salted Peanut bars...all I'm missing are the salted peanuts and puffed rice cereal!
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Sweet & Salty Bars I've been trying for awhile to come up with ideas for homemade snack bars. I finally came up with this. First, you'll need to make Alix's Nuts & Bolts: [url]http://www.discusscooking.com/forums/f7/nuts-and-bolts-1651.html[/url] I liked her seasoning mixture, and incorporated the dry ingredients with a melted stick of butter, along with a little lite soy sauce, then tossed thoroughly, dampening my mixture of: Several kinds of nuts, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, as well as roasted peanuts and honey roasted peanuts. Traditional Chex mix. It's not real salty and works well in this. Oaty-Os (generic Cheerios) Trail mix. Nice mixture of dried fruits and coconut shavings. I toasted this mixture in the oven at 250, in a single layer in my large roasting pan, stirring every 20 minutes. It took about an hour and a half. Then.. I melted another stick of butter and then melted a 12 oz. package of marshmallows in the butter. Mix nuts & bolts with the marshmallow mixture and turn into a pan and pat down into a 2" layer. When set, cut into bars. Warnings: Spray any bowls, utensils, even hands with spray oil, to prevent the marshmallows from sticking. You can refrigerate this to set it up, but it will be hard as a rock when you first remove it from the fridge. It will soften up after a few minutes. I had to sit the pan in hot water for a couple of minutes to soften it enough to cut, then placed the cut pieces back in the fridge to keep. 3 stars 1 reviews
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