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!
Why this Recipe is Best
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
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
- Silicone Baking Mat – I like these basic ones from Amazon
- Parchment paper
- Sharp knife
- Cutting board
- Baking sheet or 13×9 baking dish
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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!
I made this recipe and my nutrolls came out perfect! Thank you so much for the recipe. What I did to combat the carmel cooling off too soon and the nuts not sticking was to press the nuts into the top of the smoothed still warm caramel . I kept my oven at 175 F and put the pan in to soften the caramel as needed. I cut the caramel into 6 strips and pulled each strip out as needed. I faced the nuts on the outside so that it would look real pretty.
Chill put. Not EVERYBODY is an expert @ mindreading & not EVERYBODY is rude like you.
I cannot eat peanut can I use something else like maybe coconut?
The filling is easy to make and tastes just like a Salted Nut Roll. The caramel was very difficult to put around the frozen filling. By the time I got the caramel spread around the filling, it was almost impossible for the chopped peanuts to stick to the caramel. I worked fast, too. It was disappointing to not have the candy turn out as pictured. That being said, there were some parts where the peanuts stuck…and they did taste amazing! I also entered four pieces of the Salted Nut Rolls in the county fair, and got first place in the candy division.
I just made this candy. Simple and yummy. But…… I worked quickly and the nuts were chopped and ready to roll, but the caramel set too quickly and the nuts wouldn’t stick……well, some did but lots were falling off. Maybe I should not have let the caramel cool ? Please advise
You definitely have to work quickly. On my last roll I really pressed the nuts into the caramel with my hands.
I’m curious if you can pour the caramel over the peanuts and then roll it?
The instructions leave a lot to the imagination. How aes you supposed to work the butter into the caramel?
It doesn’t say how to cut the caramel. I’m assuming across the 7″ pan in ribbons but if I hadn’t thought about it I would have cut them into more square shapes.
How do you store them?
Any special hints for cutting them like type of knife? Hot or cool knife? Buttered?
I’d suggest using your imagination then. Maybe you can answer your own question and won’t always need someone to hold your hand
what a very rude comment to someone that is trying to ask a questions
Sad that I just made the filling and it’s like powder, not sticking together at all. I double checked all ingredients and directions and don’t understand what went wrong.
Just made these and are they ever good!! My mom loves these types of bars so will be gifting to immediate family members for sure. The hubby can’t eat nuts so I rolled one for him in chopped up peanut butter chocolate ball cereal…delish! Thanks and Merry Christmas :0)