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Candy & Peanut Chews

Candy & Peanut Chews

Combining salty and sweet, these candy and peanut chew cookie bars make a quick and easy Halloween dessert.

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20 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Total Time



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 (15.25- to 16.5-ounce) package yellow cake mix

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

3 cups mini 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 extract

2 cups crisp rice cereal

2 cups dry roasted salted peanuts

1 cup candy corn

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter and cake mix in bowl. Beat at low speed until well mixed. Add egg; continue beating until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Press onto bottom of ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven.

  4. STEP 4

    Sprinkle marshmallows immediately over hot, partially baked crust. Continue baking 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows puff.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar in large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 2-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil.

  6. STEP 6

    Remove from heat; stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in cereal, peanuts and candy corn. Spoon over marshmallows immediately; spread to cover. Cool completely.

  7. STEP 7

    Cut into bars.

Nutrition (1 bar)

290 Calories
12 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
290 Sodium (mg)
43 Carbohydrates (g)
0 Dietary Fiber
5 Protein (g)
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