Scarecrow Treats

How fun are these scarecrow treats?? I originally saw these on Pinterest, and knew I had to try them as soon as possible. They are such a fun Fall inspired treat. Plus you can’t go wrong with a cute name like scarecrow treats. :) The bottom layer is a chewy cake mix crust with melted marshmallows spread on top. The top layer, though, is my favorite. It’s a perfect mix of peanut butter, rice krispies and candy corn!   The end result is sweet, chewy, and delicous. This recipe makes a lot, so be prepared to share. Trust me, I don’t think anyone will complain. :)

Scarecrow Treats

Scarecrow Treats

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Scarecrow Treats

Ingredients:

1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
3 cups mini 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

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F.

In a medium sized bowl, combine cake mix and butter. Beat on low speed until well mixed. Add egg and continue beating until well mixed. Press onto bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-inch baking pan. Bake 12-15 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle marshmallows over hot crust. Return to oven and continue baking 1-2 minutes or until marshmallows puff.

Meanwhile, combine corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar in saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring, for 2-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Stir in cereal, peanuts and candy corn. Immediately spoon over marshmallows; spread to cover. Cool completely before cutting into bars.