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Cake Mix Candy Bars

Make these quick and easy Cake Mix Candy Bars by topping a cake-mix crust with marshmallows, milk chocolate candies, and peanuts.  This simple dessert is my go-to for everything from tailgating to “last-minute company!”  Kraft Heinz sponsored this post, but the opinions are my own.


glass pan of easy four layer bars

I can’t let summer slip by without sharing these super Easy 4-Layer Bars!  I made these for a potluck a few weeks ago and they couldn’t be easier.  Only six ingredients needed; and all items I usually keep on hand or can quickly pickup at Walmart.  Bonus!


cake mix candy bar on a plate

The secret ingredient to these Cake Mix Candy Bars is the mini marshmallows.  Why have I never thought to add marshmallows instead of frosting?!  That simple little swap saved me tons of time because I didn’t have to wait for the cake to cool, whip up the frosting, and spend time icing a cake.  Which gives me more time to spend with friends or cheering for my favorite team.


bag of Kraft Jet-Puffed Mini Marshmallows

Omitting the oil from the typical cake mix recipe found on the back of the box makes these bars more cookie like in texture.  Still soft and crumby, but slightly more dense and able to be picked up and eaten by hand.


cake mix candy bar with a bite removed

Another great thing about this recipe is that you can easily customize the colors of the candy-coated chocolate pieces to match your party theme (or team colors!).  How perfect would these Cake Mix Candy Bars be for tailgating?  (Especially because they travel well and can be eaten without a fork.)  Labor Day, the “unofficial” start of football season, is right around the corner and the game day parties will be starting before you know it.


Make these quick and easy Cake Mix Candy Bars by topping a cake-mix crust with marshmallows, milk chocolate candies, and peanuts.  This simple dessert is my go-to for everything from tailgating to "last-minute company!"

Get all your game day needs, including all of the ingredients needed to make these Easy 4-Layer Bars at Walmart.  Or for more yummy “Grab. Go. Wow.” meal planning made easy solutions visit: GrabGoWow.com.

glass pan of easy four layer bars

Cake Mix Candy Bars

Emily Grace
Make these quick and easy Cake Mix Candy Bars by topping a cake-mix crust with marshmallows, milk chocolate candies, and peanuts.  This simple dessert is my go-to for everything from tailgating to "last-minute company!" 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 servings
Calories 147 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pkg. 2-layer size yellow cake mix
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • 1 cup candy-coated chocolate pieces
  • 1/2 cup PLANTERS COCKTAIL Peanuts chopped

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Combine dry cake mix, butter and egg; spread onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Bake 16 to 18 min. or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  • Top immediately with remaining ingredients. Bake 2 min. or until marshmallows begin to melt. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Keyword cake mix bars
Recipe Rating




Isabella Grace

Wednesday 3rd of January 2018

Yummy!

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