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Peanut-Caramel-Candy Bar Cake

With little effort, you can make this decadent restaurant-style dessert at home!

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  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 12

1/2
cup butter or margarine
1/4
cup whipping cream
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup peanuts, coarsely chopped
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ dark chocolate or devil's food cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
4
bars (2.07 oz each) chocolate-covered peanut, caramel and nougat candy, coarsely chopped
1
container Betty Crocker™ Whipped fluffy white or whipped cream frosting

Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In heavy 1 1/2-quart saucepan, heat butter, whipping cream and brown sugar over low heat, stirring occasionally, just until butter is melted. Pour into 2 ungreased 9-inch round cake pans. Sprinkle evenly with peanuts.
  • 2 Make cake batter as directed on box. Carefully spoon batter into pans.
  • 3 Bake 36 to 41 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Run knife around sides of pans to loosen cakes; remove from pans to cooling rack, placing cakes peanut sides up. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • 4 Gently stir candy into frosting. Place 1 cake layer, peanut side up, on serving plate. Spread with half of the frosting mixture. Top with second layer, peanut side up. Spread top with remaining frosting mixture. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.

EXPERT TIPS

Expert Tips

For an extra-special treat, serve each piece with a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup.

Get your creative juices flowing, and invent your own versions of this divine dessert. How about using almonds instead of the peanuts and chocolate-covered almond and coconut bars instead of the peanut candy?

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
650
(
Calories from Fat
310),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
35g
35%
(Saturated Fat
13g,
13%
Trans Fat
2g
2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
78g
78%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
60g
60%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 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; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
5
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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