Chocolate-Peanut-Marshmallow Bars

Bring these mix-easy, sweet and salty, gooey and crunchy bars to a potluck, and you’re bound to go home with an empty pan!

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 60

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
6
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1
egg
3
cups miniature marshmallows
1
cup butterscotch chips
1
cup semisweet chocolate chips
6
cups Rice Chex™ cereal
2
cups salted dry-roasted peanuts

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). In large bowl, beat cake mix, butter and egg with electric mixer on low speed until crumbly. Press in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan using plastic wrap. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake 3 to 5 minutes or until marshmallows puff.
  • 2 In large microwavable bowl, microwave butterscotch and chocolate chips uncovered on Medium-High (70%) 1 minute; stir. Microwave 1 to 2 minutes longer, stirring every 30 seconds, until mixture can be stirred smooth. Stir in cereal and peanuts.
  • 3 Immediately spoon cereal mixture over hot marshmallow layer. Let stand about 1 hour or until cool and set. For bars, cut into 10 rows by 6 rows. Store loosely covered.

Expert Tips

Make cleaner cuts in bars with marshmallows by spraying the knife with cooking spray (over a paper towel or plate) or oiling before cutting.

Having a party? Make the shape more interesting by cutting into triangles.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Bar
Calories
120
(
Calories from Fat
50),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
6%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
15g
15%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
2g
2%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.