Salted Nut Roll Recipe

Aimee Shugarman | Shugary Sweets Updated

Salted Nut Roll is the sweet, luscious, candy store classic you can give as a homemade gift this holiday season. So wonderful!

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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 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.

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A few quick tips for success:

  • Invest in a silpat silicone baking mat for kneading the marshmallow mixture. It will be like kneading dough, you want it nice and smooth.
  • Divide the “dough” ball into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a 7-8 inch log (about 1-inch thick around). Wrap each login parchment paper and freeze for 2 hours, until firm. You can even freeze overnight if you’d like.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
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Salted Nut Roll Recipe

    48 Servings

Ingredients

For the Filling:
  • 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

Directions

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.

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Author: Aimee Shugarman
Recipe Yields: 48 pieces
Prep Time: 60 minutes
Cook Time: 120 minutes
Total Time: 180 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 piece
Servings Per Recipe 48

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 56
Calories 172

% Daily Value*
11%
Total Fat 7g
15%
  Saturated Fat 3g
2%
Sodium 43mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate 26g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 23g
3%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Aimee Shugarman

About Aimee

Aimee Shugarman of Shugary Sweets likes all things sweet, as you can probably guess. Writing about homemade candy came naturally, and we're oh so thankful she's our Candy Fanatic.