A moist cakey vanilla base is coated with a layer of melted marshmallow, then topped off with a chewy butterscotch peanut layer to make an irresistible treat.

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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix, water, butter, and egg until well blended. Spread into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Bake for 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from the oven, and sprinkle the marshmallows over the top. Return to the oven for about 2 minutes, just to melt the marshmallows together. Remove from the oven, and place pan on a wire rack to cool.

  • In a saucepan, combine the peanut butter chips, corn syrup, and butter. Stir over medium-low heat until melted and well blended. Remove from the heat, and stir in the vanilla, rice cereal and peanuts. Spread in an even layer over the marshmallows. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting into squares.

Nutrition Facts

308.1 calories; 6.8 g protein; 36.2 g carbohydrates; 16 mg cholesterol; 286.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2009
Love this recipe, but with the 1st batch I found it is VERY difficult to spread the peanut butter chip mixture over the marshmallow layer! With the 2nd batch, I combined the peanuts and cereal in a bowl and spread that over the marshmallow layer then melted the peanut butter chips, butter and corn syrup, removed from heat, stirred in vanilla and carefully drizzled that over the nut/cereal layer. MUCH easier and they still taste great! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2004
I thought this was way too sweet. I won't make this again. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2009
Love this recipe, but with the 1st batch I found it is VERY difficult to spread the peanut butter chip mixture over the marshmallow layer! With the 2nd batch, I combined the peanuts and cereal in a bowl and spread that over the marshmallow layer then melted the peanut butter chips, butter and corn syrup, removed from heat, stirred in vanilla and carefully drizzled that over the nut/cereal layer. MUCH easier and they still taste great! Read More
(22)
Rating: 4 stars
11/20/2009
Love this recipe, but with the 1st batch I found it is VERY difficult to spread the peanut butter chip mixture over the marshmallow layer! With the 2nd batch, I combined the peanuts and cereal in a bowl and spread that over the marshmallow layer then melted the peanut butter chips, butter and corn syrup, removed from heat, stirred in vanilla and carefully drizzled that over the nut/cereal layer. MUCH easier and they still taste great! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2004
This was very easy and very tasty. I prepared for my family ages 8 to 80 and they loved it. Forget your diet with this one!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2008
Great recipe! Also good with 1/2 peanut butter & 1/2 milk chocolate chips. A man pleasin' dessert! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/21/2004
I thought this was way too sweet. I won't make this again. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2005
These bars are rich....but very yummy...:D Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2004
I made this recipe for a dinner party that was going to involve small children so I decided to use the multi-colored rice cereal and the multi-colored small marshmallows. Very tasty and colorful too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2009
I was looking for a bar cookie recipe that didn't have chocolate. This certainly fit the bill. I had trouble spreading the batter for the crust as it was very thick but otherwise the cookie bars were very quick and easy to make. I did use 1/3 cup of honey as I ran out of corn syrup. Everyone loved them and I will definately be making these again. Thanks for sharing!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2006
These were delicious! Everyone gobbled them up! I'll definitely be making them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Just made these this morning and not hard to make at all. The preperation and directions for all the ingredients worked out just fine. My husband and son love peanut butter and chocolate so I added 1/2 cup of chocolate chips by sprinkling them onto the cereal mixture after I spread it onto the marshmallows. YUM!!!! Read More
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