5NEWS Grill: Scarecrow Bars
1 (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
3 cups mini marshmallows
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 TBSP. vanilla
2 cups crushed Rice Chex cereal
2 cups honey roasted peanuts
1 cup candy corn
Spray a 9×13 pan with nonstick spray.
In your stand mixer, combine: cake mix, egg, and butter. Stir on medium-low speed until a thick batter comes together. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.
Bake for 15 minutes, until the edges of the crust are lightly browned.
While the crust is baking make the topping. In a medium saucepan combine corn syrup and both sugars, heating over medium until it starts to boil.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and peanut butter.
Return back to stove on the lowest setting until the crust is done baking. You don’t want to continue cooking the peanut butter mixture, just keep it warm.
As soon as the crust is done, sprinkle with marshmallows and put back in the oven for 1-2 minutes until the marshmallows puff. Remove immediately.
While crust is baking
Makes 36 bars.