Boss #5 has been pissing me off lately.
At 3:30 every day he hits the vending machines and gets a bag of potato chips. That's fine, whatever, this is America, freedom of speech, freedom of snacks and all that. But he is the LOUDEST eater ever!
I swear to cats, it's bad enough I have to hear him lip smacking and munching his lunch, but then the crunching of potato chips every damn day?
There's only one cure for the fact I'm not too popular--
Salted Peanut Chews!
Salty, sweet, and best yet--SILENT to eat! Ha ha!
Y'all asked, and y'all shall receive.
Recipe adapted from--
Gifted to me by the lovely Beth!
1 1/2 cups flour
2/3 cups brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter/margarine softened
2 egg yolks
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup corn syrup
1/4 cup butter/margarine
2 cups peanut butter chips
2 cups crispy rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Blend together your butter and sugar and add flour and the rest of the dry ingredients. Keep blending in the vanilla and egg yolks. Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 13"x9" baking pan (ungreased). Bake the crust for 10 to 15 minutes or until it becomes golden brown.
When it's done baking, take it out of the oven and sprinkle enough mini marshmallows on top of the crust to cover the crust. The original recipe calls for 3 cups, but I found that didn't cover the crust good enough--I needed a little more. Don't double layer the marshmallows, just put one layer down so that not too much crust is exposed.
Pop the pan back in the oven for 1 to 2 minutes--until the marshmallows start to puff up.
Take out the pan and let it cool.
While it's cooling, melt the butter, corn syrup, and peanut butter chips in a saucepan on the stovetop until smooth. Once smooth, take it off the heat and add in 2 cups of the rice crispy cereal and the 2 cups of peanuts. Spread this topping over your pan.
Cool in the fridge until they're firm.
After cooling--enjoy the silent munching of these chewy delicious cookies!
Want more cookies? Tomorrow is the debut of the Fall 2010 issue of Knit Circus!
Holy crap--go look! I'm not a shawl person, but that little red number is tempting!!!
And go check out Elizabeth's incredible Stone Henley
that's going to be included in this issue as well. Love it!
Labels: Baking, KnitCircus, Work