Bar 61: Candy Corn and Peanut Neiman Marcus Bars

Did you know that if you eat dry roasted peanuts with candy corn at the same time that it tastes just like a PayDay candy bar?  Yup!  My grandmother sets out little bowls of the two mixed together each fall and we munch…a lot!  The sweet and the salty bites are just the perfect combination…so I made a bar that celebrated it.  
Festive, fun, fall…and delicious!
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1 box of yellow cake mix
4 eggs
1 stick melted butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
1 cup white chocolate chips
1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup candy corn
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish.
In a bowl, combine cake mix, 2 eggs and melted butter  Spread batter in bottom of pan.
In a second bowl, beat with electric mixer, powdered sugar, 2 more eggs and cream cheese.  Stir in the white chocolate chips.  Spread batter on top of crust mixture.
Bake 35-40 minutes until edges are brown and center set (it will still be slightly wobbly in the middle).

As soon as you pull the bars out of the oven, sprinkle the peanuts and candy corn down over the top and lightly press in.  Allow bars to cool on counter 30 minutes before refrigerating them at least 2 hours or up to two days.  Slice bars and serve.

 You don’t want to bake the candy corn or the texture gets really tough.  Adding them to the hot bars as soon as they’re out of the oven will give you the PayDay taste on top of your yummy bar.
Happy Halloween!

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  • Paula October 19, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I wanna like Candy Corn so much. They are so cute and festive. But, year after year I decide they are not for me. Bars look fun though!