Wednesday, October 14, 2015

What's up Wednesday--Halloween bars

In honor of my favorite fall snack which is below, I wanted to share this recipe for Halloween bars that uses both of these ingredients.  Yum!  Salty and sweet together are the best!
This recipe is pretty sweet, but also has the salty of the nuts.  It has marshmallows and peanut butter in it too, can it get any better?  We had these for family night treats last week, and we ate the whole pan in one night.  Good stuff :)  Enjoy! 
Halloween Bars
1 box yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 cup butter softened
3 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups rice krispies type cereal
1 1/2 cups peanuts--I use the cocktail ones above
1 cup candy corn

Preheat oven to 350.  Mix cake mix and butter until mixed well.  Add in egg and beat until mixed well.  Press dough mix in the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  Bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are light brown or until set.

Add marshmallows to the top and return to oven for 1-2 minutes until marshmallows puff up.  Remove from oven.

Combine the corn syrup and sugars in a pot on medium-high heat.  Stir for a few minutes until mixture comes to a boil.  Remove from heat and add in peanut butter and vanilla.  Mix until smooth then add cereal, peanuts and candy corn.  Mix well.  Drop by the spoonful over the marshmallow layer and try to spread around--it doesn't really spread very well, you just plop it down and go with it :)

Let cool and cut into bars.  YUM!

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