Friday, December 16, 2011

A week of {no bake} Christmas party treats - Day 7 - Salted Nut Rolls

Welcome to Day 7 of "A week of {no bake} Christmas party treats"! Thank to you everyone who has visited each day to check out the treats. Today we have one of my favorites, but something that I haven't made since I was a little girl... salted nut rolls!

salted nut rolls Christmas holiday no-bake treats

These are so yummy... the sweet and salty combination is amazing and so addicting. Nothing about the process of making them is neat and tidy, but the end result is well worth getting the kitchen a little messy for.


You will need:
1 large (11 oz.) jar marshmallow creme (I couldn't find a large jar, so I ended up using 1 1/2 small (7 oz.) jars)
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

30 caramels
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup margarine

dry roasted peanuts

Start by mixing the marshmallow creme, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large bowl. This will be your nougat center. You'll need to get in there and mix it by hand, kneading it until it is the consistency of playdough. You may or may not need to add a bit more powdered sugar to get it to this point. When it's done, it shouldn't be very sticky (it will be a little bit sticky, but much, much less than in the beginning).


Roll the dough into logs about 1 or 1.5 inches thick. Place on wax paper and then put them into the freezer to harden.


When your nougat logs are sufficiently hardened (an hour or two should be fine), melt the caramels, sweetened condensed milk, and margarine (either over stove or in microwave) together until combined. Take off heat. Dip your nougat logs into the caramel mixture (let it cool for a minute or two first so you don't burn yourself!) and then immediately dip it into a bowl of dry roasted salted peanuts.



Place the log on a sheet of plastic wrap and roll it tightly to press the peanuts into the caramel. Put the finished nut rolls into the fridge (or freezer) to harden and cut into pieces to serve. Enjoy!



Salted Nut Roll

Ingredients:
1 large (11 oz.) jar marshmallow creme
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

30 caramels
1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup margarine

dry roasted peanuts

Knead first three ingredients with hands until like playdough (may need to add more powdered sugar). Roll into logs of desired size, then place on waxed paper. Put into sealed containers and freeze. Dip frozen logs into caramel mixture of 30 melted caramels, 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk, and 1/2 cup margarine. ( May melt in microwave). Immediately dip into bowl of dry roasted salted peanuts, use saran wrap to help press peanuts into caramel, then use saran wrap to cover. Keep in fridge, cut into slices as desired.

Hope you enjoyed my week of no-bake treats and that I've inspired you to make some goodies in the kitchen this holiday season!

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