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Salted Nut Roll Recipe

Copycat Salted Nut Roll Candy Bar Recipe is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade gift this year!

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

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These homemade candies were a true labor of love. After several unsuccessful attempts, I finally created the result I was hoping for: a soft center wrapped in chewy caramel and salty peanuts!

There are a couple of candies that if put in front of me, I could never resist. Pay Day candy bars, Salted Nut Rolls, and Bullseyes (caramel creams). Are you familiar with any of these?

Today’s Salted Nut Roll recipe is a cross between those classic Caramel Creams and a salty Pay Day bar. If caramel is your thing, this is definitely the homemade candy for you, and it would also make a really great homemade Christmas gift.

How to make Salted Nut Roll Candy

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

STEP 1: Invest in a silpat silicone baking mat for kneading the marshmallow mixture. It will be like kneading dough, you want it nice and smooth.

STEP 2: Divide the “dough” ball into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 7-8 inch log (about 1-inch thick around). Wrap each log in parchment paper and freeze for 2 hours, until firm. You can even freeze overnight if you’d like.

STEP 3: Once you melt your caramel mixture, it will be very thick, and the butter will separate from the caramel. That’s OKAY. Using your hands, once the caramel has cooled slightly, press the caramel into the dish and then use a knife to make 6 equal slices.

STEP 4: To cover the marshmallow centers in caramel, unwrap the frozen log and using your hands, literally spread the caramel until it covers the center completely. It will feel like you’re working with playdoh. Once the entire log is covered, press the chopped peanuts into the caramel. Re-wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate. Repeat for each log.

STEP 5: When ready to enjoy, slice the logs into 1-inch pieces and enjoy! Store in an airtight container for one week. If they last that long, I’d be shocked! ENJOY

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

Tools needed to make Salted Nut Roll Candy:

  • *Silicone Baking Mat
  • *Parchment paper
  • *Sharp knife
  • *Cutting board
  • *Baking sheet or 13×9 baking dish

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

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Salted Nut Roll recipe:

Yield: 48

Salted Nut Roll

Prep Time 40 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

Ingredients

for the fillings:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

for the coating:

  • 2 11 oz bags caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped peanuts

Instructions

For the filling

  1. Melt the butter and marshmallow cream in the microwave, about 30-60seconds, until butter is fully melted.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter and marshmallow to the powdered sugar and vanilla. Cream together until just blended.
  3. Drop onto a silpat (or large piece of parchment paper). Use your hands to knead the “dough” into a large ball.
  4. Divide the ball into 6 equal portions. You’ll then want to use your hands to roll each portion into a 7-8-inch log (the key is to keep it 1-inch thick around).
  5. Wrap each log in parchment paper and freeze two hours until firm.

For the coating:

  1. Melt caramel bits and butter in an 11x7-inch baking dish in the microwave, about 1 1/2 minutes, until smooth. The mixture will be thick, and the butter will separate from the caramel. That’s OKAY.
  2. Allow caramel to cool slightly, then using your hands, combine the butter into the caramel and press the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. Score it into 6 equal portions.
  3. To cover the marshmallow centers, unwrap the frozen log and using your hands, take one section of caramel and spread it over the center completely. It will feel like you’re working with playdoh.
  4. Once the entire log is covered, press the chopped peanuts into the caramel. Re-wrap in parchment paper and refrigerate. Repeat for each log.
  5. When ready to enjoy, slice each log into 1-inch pieces.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

48

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 143Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g
*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

Today’s recipe was originally published on Shugary Sweets on November 14, 2016

Salted Nut Roll is a candy store classic. You can make it at home, and give all your favorite people a homemade Christmas gift this year!

Aimee

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 27, 2019

Comments & Reviews

  1. I made these for my husband. The caramel bits and butter never really mixed together and I found that spreading the caramel in the pan was not easy. Instead I ended up cutting the caramel into 6 sections and then spread the caramel into a long rectangle next to the center roll and tried to press it all the way around it – found that none of the caramel wrapped around enough so I suggest adding another bag of caramel bits. Also putting the caramel around the frozen center and then trying to get the nuts to stick was a bit of a struggle. In fact none really stuck to the caramel since by then the caramel was getting hard from the frozen center. Next log I put the nuts in between the caramel and center. Got really good feedback on how tasty they were but was not satisfying to make them as the caramel was difficult to work with.

  2. I need to stop looking at your photos because everything I look at these I crave them again! What a tasty combo of sweet, nutty, salty. I know these will be well-loved during the holidays!

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