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Peanut Candy Bar Cake Recipe

Peanut Candy Bar Cake

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"If you like the candy bars, you will like this cake."

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Original recipe makes 1 -9x13 inch cake Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Mix together the cake mix, 1/3 cup butter or margarine and, the egg. Press into the bottom of one 9x13 inch pan and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 12 to 18 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with miniature marshmallows. Return to oven for 1 to 2 minutes or until the marshmallows begin to puff.
  3. In a saucepan over medium heat cook corn syrup, 1/4 cup butter of margarine, vanilla, and peanut butter chips until melted. Remove from heat and stir in the puffed rice cereal and salted peanuts. Spoon mixture over top of marshmallow topped cake and spread to cover. Allow to cool before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 19, 2008

I've made other desserts like this that turned out with a hard crust, but this turned out soooo soft. Be careful when pouring the topping mixture over the marshmallows, or you might cave in the middle. I had marshmallows coming up the sides of the pan, so next time when I pour on the topping, I'll do it slowly and in spoonfuls along the edges first then work my way in. Also! The bag of peanut butter chips wasn't enough, so I added peanut butter to that mixture and a little more corn syrup too.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 13, 2011

These went over pretty well but personally I think that there was just too much going on...the cake base, the marshmallows, the chips, the cereal and then the nuts... good flavor but very sweet and like I said, just too busy for my tastes!


54 Ratings

Jun 17, 2009

This dessert is super rich and has great flavor! I've made it many times and my best advice is to LIBERALLY spray the sides of your baking pan to prevent the marshmallow from becoming a permanent fixture. I also spray my knife before attempting to cut this dish. Also, I've found I'm too cheap to buy the necessary 2 cups of peanut butter chips and just use a standard 12 oz. bag (which is about 1.5 cups. It works just fine. Enjoy!

Apr 04, 2004

What a fun recipe! This is definitely a bar recipe and not a cake. I used 1/2 cup more marshmallows than it called for (personal preference). Awesome taste, much better than a Payday candy bar. I highly recommend this recipe, it is rich and chewy and yummy!

Feb 06, 2003

Fun to make and tastes like my favorite candy bar! I plan at looking at all of Suzanne Stull's recipes. I love the 2 I've done so far!!!! I have to add to this review. I've made these bars too many times to count now. People absolutely rave about them. I'm known for my baking and I'd say these rank on the very tippy top of my best. The most wonderful thing is that they are easy!

Jun 10, 2005

This was really good. My husband was having 16 guys over for a poker party last weekend, and I decided to try this recipe out on them. Needless to say, the bars were gone instantly, and I have requests to make these again for the next get-together. Next time I make these, I will try to make them with chocolate cake mix.

Jun 14, 2010

these are very tasty, I love the cake crust-so easy and they taste better the next day

May 17, 2010

Brought these to a cookout and got rave reviews. I was asked to share the recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 373 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 43 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 18.9 g
  • 29%
  • Fiber
  • 1.2 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 8.6 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 349 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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