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Vintage Payday Cookie Bars

Vintage Payday Cookie Bars

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 23 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36


Base layer

Middle layer

  • 3 c. mini marshmallows

Top layer

  • 2/3 c. chunky peanut butter
  • 1/3 c. white Karo syrup
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 1/3 c. lightly salted peanuts
  • 2 c. Rice Krispies


  • Grease 9x13 pan. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.

Base Layer

  • Place cake mix in bowl and add soft butter and eggs. Mix together and place in bottom layer of pan and bake for 18-20 minutes.

Middle Layer

  • Place mini marshmallows over the base layer and melt in oven 2-3 minutes. Remove from oven. Grease an off-set spatula with non-stick cooking spray and then spread the melted marshmallows.

Top Layer

  • Place a bowl over simmering pot of water and melt peanut butter, Karo syrup, butter, and vanilla.
  • Stir in peanuts and Rice Krispies and spread mixture over the marshmallow layer.
  • Let cool and cut into bars.
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