Peanut Cake Bars

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  • 1 (18.25 ounce) box chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg


  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 (10 ounce) package peanut butter chips
  • 2/3 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted peanuts


  1. Bars: In a bowl, combine dry cake mix, water, butter and egg until blended. Press into a greased 15 x 10-inch baking pan.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees F for 13 to 16 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  3. Sprinkle with marshmallows.
  4. Bake 2 minutes longer.
  5. Cool.
  6. Topping: In a saucepan, combine peanut butter chips, corn syrup, butter and vanilla extract. Cook over low heat until melted; stir until smooth.
  7. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal and peanuts.
  8. Spoon over marshmallows.
  9. Cool before cutting.

Yield: about 3 dozen

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