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Candy and Peanut Chews

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.



  • 1 (18.25-ounce) box yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows


  • 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

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  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In large bowl, combine cake mix and margarine; mix well. Stir in egg; blend well. Press mixture in bottom of ungreased 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 to 14 minutes or until set and light golden brown around edges.
  4. Remove pan from oven; immediately sprinkle with marshmallows.
  5. Return to oven; bake an additional 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to puff. Cool while preparing topping.
  6. 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.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  8. Cut into bars.

prep time 30 min | total time 1 hr 15 min | servings 48

Nutrition Facts: Serving Size: 1 Bar Calories 150 Calories from Fat 50 Total Fat 6g Saturated Fat 1g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 140mg Total Carbohydrate2g Dietary Fiber 1g Sugars 14g Protein 2g

% 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.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury