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Candy and Peanut Chews

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Yellow cake mix makes it quick and easy to bake a batch of delicious homemade candy and peanut chewy bars for anytime dessert.

Ingredients

Base

1
(18.25-oz.) pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2
cup margarine or butter, softened
1
egg
3
cups miniature marshmallows

Topping

1/2
cup light corn syrup
1/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2
cup creamy peanut butter
2
teaspoons vanilla
2
cups crisp rice cereal
2
cups salted peanuts
1
cup candy corn

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine cake mix and margarine; mix well. Stir in egg; blend well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven; immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  • 4 In large saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar; blend well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 5 Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well blended. Stir in cereal, peanuts and candy corn. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, combine cake mix and margarine; mix well. Stir in egg; blend well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan.
  • 2 Bake at 350°F. for 10 to 14 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges.
  • 3 Remove pan from oven; immediately sprinkle with marshmallows. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  • 4 In large saucepan, combine corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar; blend well. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  • 5 Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until well blended. Stir in cereal, peanuts and candy corn. Immediately spoon warm topping over marshmallows; spread to cover. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
150
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
4mg
1%
Sodium
140mg
6%
Total Carbohydrate
22g
7%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
14g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
2%
2%
Iron
2%
2%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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