Scarecrow Treats

Are you guys ready for some more Halloween treats?

I’m sure you can tell I’ve been on a little kick. It just seems like we’ve had so many events already in the last few weeks gearing up for Halloween so I try to use the opportunity to try out new desserts, and recently they’ve been Halloween treats. :)

If you love peanuts and candy corn then I promise you will love this next treat!!!

It kind of reminded me of Pay Day bars but with a little marshmallows – super yummy!

Come check out these yummy Scarecrow Treats (adapted from HERE)

Scarecrow Treats
  • 1 box Yellow Cake Box Mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup light corn syrup
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1½ cups peanuts
  • 1 cup candy corn
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix cake mix and butter until well mixed. Add egg and beat until all mixed together.
  2. Press dough mixture in to the base of a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 12-14 minutes until edges are light brown or until set.
  3. Add marshmallows to the top and return to oven for 1-2 minutes until marshmallows puff up. Remove from oven.
  4. Combine corn syrup and sugars in a pot on medium heat. Stir for a few minutes until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla until smooth. Add cereal, peanuts and candy corn. Mix well. Pour over marshmallow mixture.
  5. Let cool and cut into bars for serving. ENJOY!

{Dough Mixture}

{adding the marshmallows}


I’m warning you now these babies are rich, but they are great!

Be sure to try them out and let me know what you think. They were a hit in our fam!!

For some more Halloween Treats here on Lil’ Luna be sure to check out:

Gooey Monster Cookies Recipe on { } ADORABLE!!

Gooey Monster Cookies


Caramel Apple Nachos

CUTE Graveyard Dirt Cake recipe

Graveyard Dirt Cake


Pumpkin Snack Mix

And for 50 more Halloween treats from blog land check out this ROUND-UP by going HERE:

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  1. 1

    they look cute too with the candy corn on them
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  2. 2

    Looks so delicious to look at and I’m sure it also have good taste, i’m sure my kiddies will love this…Thanks Kristyn!
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  3. 3

    I can’t find this recipe anywhere. Where is it please/

  4. 4

    These look sooooo good. We LOVE candy corn around my house, so I’m sure these would be an instant hit!
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  5. 5

    These look delicious!! They might make an appearance at Thanksgiving this year! :)

  6. 6

    Keep working, nice post! Exactly what I needed to get.

  7. 7
    Sonia Rodriguez :

    Your recipes are Wonderful you have some Mag. ones. Thank you for sharing.

  8. 9

    Cant wait to try it. It reminds me of home…………

  9. 11

    I’m directionally challenged and didn’t realize not to mix the cake mix regularly and then add butter and an egg. Whoops. Not too happy with myself right now.

  10. 15

    Did you use honey roasted peanuts or regular salted peanuts? I ask because we often make a trail mix that is based around honey roasted peanuts and candy corn and tastes like a Payday, so I wasn’t sure if normal peanuts would still give it this taste? Or am I completely wrong and would it make this rich recipe even richer?

  11. 17

    Am making some treats to send to grandson at college. Would the scarecrow treats ship well and not get soggy?

  12. 18

    I made these for a Halloween party this past weekend. I used more marshmallows then it called for. So mine turned out a lot messier then your picture. There was a lot of marshmallow peaking out. I was told by people that they preferred that. They were a huge hit. I would suggest cutting the pieces smaller bc they are so rich. I’m planning on changing it up and making them for Christmas too!

    • 19

      Don’t think you can go wrong with more marshmallows!! :) And yes, smaller pieces might be best… it is pretty rich. 😉 Thanks for stopping by!

  13. 20

    These are super easy and delicious! I waited till they were completely cool to cut them and I think it would have been a little easier when they were cool but not completely set. Just a thought! I took them to work and they were gone in an hour! Great recipe!

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