My mom used to make these treats when my sister and I were little, and I always looked forward to them. I was thinking about them recently, and realized that it had been many years since I had last eaten one. I decided that I needed to remedy that, and make them myself. They are incredibly easy to make. You just heat butter, chocolate chips, and sweetened condensed milk over a double broiler (or put it in a bowl over simmering water), and, once it is melted, pour it over a mixture of marshmallows and peanuts. After pouring it in a pan, you refrigerate it for a couple of hours and then cut them into squares. These have a great texture. I love the softness of the marshmallows mixed in with the crunchy peanuts. It’s the perfect sweet-and-salty snack. My friends called these “crack bars” because they are so addicting! I’m not exactly sure where this recipe came from. I suspect it’s an Eagle Brand recipe, but I couldn’t find it on their site. This recipe has been around for a while, though, so it may not be on the website.
1 (12-ounce) package semisweet chocolate chips
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons butter
2 cups dry roasted peanuts
1 (10.5-ounce) package miniature marshmallows
In top of double broiler, over boiling water, melt morsels with sweetened condensed milk and butter; remove from heat. In large bowl, combine nuts and marshmallows; fold in chocolate mixture. Spread in wax paper-lined 13×9-inch pan. Chill 2 hours or until firm. Remove from pan, peel off wax paper; cut into squares. Cover and store at room tempearature.