Candy and Peanut Chews

Yellow cake mix makes it quick and easy to bake a batch of delicious homemade candy and peanut chewy bars for anytime dessert.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 15 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 48

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
  • 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
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    1g,
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    4mg
    4%;
    Sodium
    140mg
    140%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    22g
    22%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    14g
    14%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    2%;
    Iron
    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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