Peanut Bars

Peanut Bars

We love the way these bars turned out!  A dense yet soft cake, gooey filling and satisfying peanutty topping!  Yes, we are happy about this one!

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Let’s make some Peanut Bars!

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Mix cake mix, egg and margarine until crumbly.

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Pat in pan.

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Add marshmallows and cook until puffed.

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Sugar and water…I love my T-Fal!

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You need to stir continuously.

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Stir until melted.

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Spread topping on.  

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Peanut Bars
ingredients

  • 1 15.25 oz. yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 5 Tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 10 oz. bag peanut butter chips
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups rice cereal
  • 2 cups salted roasted peanuts

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Mix together cake mix, egg and margarine until crumbly.  Pat cake mix mixture in an ungreased 13×9 pan.  Cook 12 to 15 minutes until light golden brown.  Take out of oven, add marshmallows evenly over top.  Place back in oven 2 to 4 minutes, watching carefully not to brown, until just puffed.  Take out of oven to cool.  While cooling, start topping. 

In a saucepan combine sugar, water, peanut butter chips.  Heat until just melted, stirring to prevent sticking and burning.  Stir in vanilla extract, then rice cereal and roasted peanuts.  Work fast, it will set and be difficult to spread if it gets hard.  Spread over marshmallows.  Cool in refrigerator to set topping.  Remove from refrigerator and keep at room temperature.