Scarecrow Treats

Cookies · Holidays · October 26, 2012

Yummy Scarecrow Treats! Gooey marshmallows, candy corn, peanuts, and a cake batter base!!

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 590 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 box Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups rice krispies cereal
  • 1 1/2 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!
Nutrition Facts
Scarecrow Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 590 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 523mg 22%
Potassium 242mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 88g 29%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 60g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 11.3%
Vitamin C 3.6%
Calcium 12.5%
Iron 18.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Yummy Scarecrow Treats! Gooey marshmallows, candy corn, peanuts, and a cake batter base!!

{Dough Mixture}

Yummy Scarecrow Treats! Gooey marshmallows, candy corn, peanuts, and a cake batter base!!

{adding the marshmallows}

Yummy Scarecrow Treats! Gooey marshmallows, candy corn, peanuts, and a cake batter base!!

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!! These are sure to be a hit with the kids!

Gooey Monster Cookies

Delicious Caramel Apple Nachos - a quick and delicious treat perfect for movie night or your next party. { } Recipe includes apples, caramel, vanilla candy coating, mini chocolate chips, and heath toffee bits.

ย Caramel Apple Nachos

Graveyard Dirt Cake! Perfect dessert for Halloween! { } Delicious pudding, oreos, cookies, & candies!!

Graveyard Dirt Cake

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Sue @ Cakeballs, cookies and more

they look cute too with the candy corn on them
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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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Pat Sherman

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

Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

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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These look delicious!! They might make an appearance at Thanksgiving this year! ๐Ÿ™‚


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

Sonia Rodriguez

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

    Lil' Luna

    You’re welcome! Thank you for stopping by! ๐Ÿ˜€


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

    Lil' Luna

    Trust me – they are delish! Let me know if you try them out. ๐Ÿ™‚


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.

    Lil' Luna

    So you added oil, egg and water to the cake mix first?


      Yes ha. Is the dough suppose to be like pie crust?

        Lil' Luna

        Yeah, a little like pie crust and not runny at all… definitely more of a dough. ๐Ÿ™‚


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?

    Lil' Luna

    I used regular peanuts, but I think honey roasted would be just as good!! ๐Ÿ˜€

Nancy Sparks

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


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!

    Lil' Luna

    Don’t think you can go wrong with more marshmallows!! ๐Ÿ™‚ And yes, smaller pieces might be best… it is pretty rich. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Thanks for stopping by!


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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