Thursday, October 17, 2013

Candy Corn Peanut Mallow Bars

by Cindy

 I  love fall - the red and yellow leaves, the  pumpkins, and all the kids dressed up in Halloween costumes.  I love the cooler weather.  I love waking up in bed in the morning and being toasty warm.  I love this time of the year because all of the great family holidays are coming up.

I got a little taste of Halloween last weekend when I went to visit Sarah and her family.  The grand kids dressed up in their costumes, and we went to the zoo for trick or treat.  Of course, they were adorable.  I don't usually get to see them in person with their costumes on, so it was a treat for me.

My friend, Karen, told me about this recipe and I had to have it.  It's perfect for a Halloween treat, with the candy corn as the star ingredient.  It tastes very much like a Payday candy bar.  It's super quick and easy and no baking involved.  I took some to work today and they have disappeared.  I think a ghost must have eaten them. lol

Candy Corn Peanut Mallow Bars

2 cups peanuts, divided
1 1/2 cups candy corn, divided
1 bag peanut butter chips
4 T butter
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (10 oz) bag mini marshmallows

1.  Spread 1 1/2 cup peanuts and 1/2 cup candy corn on the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch pan.
2.  In a small saucepan, melt peanut butter chips and butter over medium heat.  Stirring frequently. After it is melted, add the sweetened condensed milk. 
3.  Put marshmallows in a large bowl.  Add melted peanut chip mixture and combine until marshmallows are coated.  Drop spoon fulls of the mixture over the top of the peanut and candy corn in the pan and gently spread it out evenly.
4.  Sprinkle the rest of the peanuts and candy corn over the marshmallow mixture.  Press into the marshmallow mixture.  Try cutting them but if they are too sticky, they can be refrigerated and then cut.  I found them very hard to cut when I took them out of the refrigerator.  I had to use a lot of pressure with my cutting utensil.  If they had been taken out of the refrigerator for about 10 minutes, I think they would have been easier to cut.  

recipe adapted from

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