Valentine’s Day Treat Bars Recipe – The perfect Valentine’s Day treat with a chewy cake bottom and topped with marshmallows, peanuts, M&M’s and more!
1 stick of butter (softened)
1 package of yellow cake mix with pudding
3 cups of miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups rice cereal
2 cups salted peanuts
1 cup m&m’s
Optional: red food coloring and sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix butter and cake mix in large bowl. Add egg and continue mixing. I then added a few drops of red food coloring and heart sprinkles to make it more festive.
Spread dough into 9 x 13 baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes. Remove from oven and add marshmallows to top of cake. Place back in oven for 2 minutes.
Combine corn syrup, sugar, and brown sugar to saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring until it starts to boil (about 3-4 minutes). Remove from heat and stir in peanut butter and vanilla. Stir in cereal, peanuts and m&m’s. Spoon over marshmallows and spread over marshmallow and crust.