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Candy Corn Cake Bars Recipe

A 3 layered dessert bar that is loaded with all our favorite goodies!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: candy corn, candy corn dessert, fall recipe, Halloween recipe
Servings: 24
Calories: 286kcal


  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan
  • Saucepan


Bottom Layer

  • 15.25 ounces yellow cake mix  with pudding in the mix, I used Pillsbury
  • ½ cup butter softened (do not melt)
  • 1 egg

Middle Layer

  • 4 cups mini marshmallows

Chewy Top Flavor

  • cup +2 Tablespoons Light Corn syrup
  • ¼ cup +1 Tablespoon sugar
  • ¼ cup +1 Tablespoon brown sugar
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • cups Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 2 cups dry roasted peanuts lightly salted
  • cups candy corn divided


  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine yellow cake mix and softened butter. Beat on low speed until well blended and then add egg. Continue beating until well blended.
  • Press into the bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set and edges are just barely browned. Remove from oven and spread mini marshmallows over the hot layer. Return to the oven for 3 minutes so marshmallows are all puffed up. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • After the bars are completely cooled, make the top layer. Combine the corn syrup, sugar and brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly about 2 to 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 3/4 cup of the candy corn.
  • Drop by spoonfuls all over the marshmallow layer and gently spread around with back of a greased spoon (or fingers sprayed with pam cooking spray) until completely covered.
  • Then top with additional candy corns.
  • Cool and cut into bars.


Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 287mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 309IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg