This is Jennifer, guest blogging for Food Fan with a Fitness Fan. I have a major sweet tooth but I don't like to buy candy for Halloween because it always sits around for me to eat it days later. Since I don't have any kids my self I make a special treat just for my nieces and nephew, and can give it all away. This year I made salted nut bars. Which includes my favorite Halloween candy CANDY CORN!!! Pretty easy to make too.
Salted Nut Bars
3/4 C flour
3/4 C flour
1/2 C brown sugar
1/4 C softened butter
I used caramel syrup
(because I am lazy and didn't want to unwrap and melt caramels)
1 C powdered sugar
1 1/2 C marshmallow cream
As much salted roasted peanuts and candy corn you want!
Turn oven to 350. Line a 8" square baking dish with foil and spray. Beat all crust ingredients until you have fine crumbs, press into bottom of pan and bake for 14 min. Cool completely.
Beat 1C powdered sugar and marshmallow cream until combined. Sprinkle parchment paper with a little powdered sugar and pat out marshmallow mixture into a square to fit pan. Pour caramel syrup over cooled crust and sprinkle with peanuts. Top with marshmallow mixture, pressing down firmly. Pour some more caramel then top with more peanuts and candy corn patting down firmly.
Refrigerate for 30 min to set. Cut into bars. Store in refrigerator.
adapted from justapinch.com
original recipe called for crunchy peanut butter in crust and I totally forgot to put it in there!
I think the kiddos will enjoy. I had tohave a taste test too and they were very good and messy.