Candy & Peanut Chews
20 min
1 hr



1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Margarine, softened

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

1 large Land O Lakes® 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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine margarine and cake mix in bowl. Beat on 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.


8Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
22Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
3Protein (g)


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  October 01, 2014

Do NOT boil this for 2-4 minutes. The meaning I got out of this recipe is that you should stir the mixture until it comes to a boil, which should take 2-4 minutes. NOT, stir this recipe until it boils, and then boil for 2-4 minutes. As with Scotcharoos, I stir the mixture until it comes to a good boil, then pull it off the heat. I don't even boil it for a minute.

— says Rebekah
  October 15, 2013

I was excited to make these because I thought they would make a good, special Halloween recipe. Everything went well EXCEPT when the recipe said to boil the sugar mixture for 2-4 minutes, and I boiled it for four minutes, and then added the vanilla and peanut butter quickly but it became as hard as a rock. I couldn't incorporate the peanuts, rice krispies and candy corn. I should have known better having made scotcheroos all of my life, which has basically the same directions. I would definitely boil the mixture only two minutes (maybe only one minute).

— says Nancy
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