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Feb
22
2019

Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars

Sharing one of our favorite yellow cake mix recipes today! My Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars are chewy, sweet and packed with all kinds of peanut butter cookie goodness!

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Yellow Cake Mix Recipes

Girl Scout Season is here! Yay for my taste buds but boo for my waistline because that means I am adding Girl Scout Cookies to everything including my new Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars. Let me paint the picture for you. Imagine sinking your teeth into an ultra chewy cake-y cookie like consistency-half way between a rice krispie treat and blondie. The toasted marshmallows mixed right into the dough give the best texture and not to mention rich taste.

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Here’s your ingredients. Nice and simple.

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How To Roast Marshmallows

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. then back to 350 for bars and line 2 large baking sheets with a silpat liner or parchment paper. I used the half sheet size.
  2. Place marshmallows into the center of your baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until nice and golden on the tops and puffed. Remove and reduce oven’s temperature to 350.

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How To Make Peanut Butter Cake Bars

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place cake mix, butter, oil, egg, chocolate chips and quartered Tagalongs into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in toasted marshmallows, only stir to combine gently, you don’t want to mix too much. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and press evenly, don’t spread to edges, just within the border is fine.
  2. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cook for 30 minutes before slicing into squares. Serve and Enjoy!

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Add your egg, a little oil and of course the peanut butter!

yellow cake mix recipes

Time to add the toasted marshmallows. Be prepared, it’s a sticky delicious mess. Just scoop it up the best you can with a spoon.

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 Add it right to your bowl.

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Give a gentle stir.

yellow cake mix recipes

 Girl Scout Cookies! I used the peanut butter patties aka Tagalongs.

yellow cake mix recipes

Quarter those babies and add them right to the bowl.

yellow cake mix recipes

Oh yah!

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Transfer to your prepared baking sheet and press evenly.

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 Bake and get ready to nom nom nom 🙂

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Perfect little chewy squares.

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Careful these babies go fast.

yellow cake mix recipes

Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
22 mins
 

My Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars are chewy, sweet and packed with all kinds of peanut butter cookie goodness.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: box cake mix recipes, cake bar, cake bars, cake bars recipe, cake mix cookie bars, cake mix cookie recipe, cake mix cookies recipe, chocolate peanut butter dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 357 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 6 Jumbo marshmallows
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick/1/2 cup unsalted softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips I used mini
  • 10 Girl Scout Tagalongs quartered (peanut butter patties)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees then back to 350 for bars and line 2 large baking sheets with a silpat liner or parchment paper. I used the half sheet size.
  2. Place marshmallows into the center of your baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes until nice and golden on the tops and puffed. Remove and reduce oven’s temperature to 350.
  3. Place cake mix, butter, oil, egg, chocolate chips and quartered Tagalongs into a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Stir in toasted marshmallows, only stir to combine gently, you don’t want to mix too much. Transfer dough to prepared baking sheet and press evenly, don’t spread to edges, just within the border is fine. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cook for 30 minutes before slicing into squares. Serve and Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

You can substitute chopped Reese's Peanut Butter Cups in place of the Tagalong Cookies if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Toasted Marshmallow Peanut Butter Cake Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 357 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 14mg5%
Sodium 333mg14%
Potassium 108mg3%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 36g40%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 59IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    These cake bars are amazing! I can’t believe how delicious this is.

  2. 2

    Would have never guessed you baked them ‘free form’ just on a Silpat without really pressing them into a pan per se. They look amazing. PB, marshmallows, cake mix, Tagalongs…love them all!

  3. 3

    I knew you’d do it — combined my favorite girl scout cookies with cookie bars! Oh my goodness, I can’t wait to try these! They look great.

  4. 4

    What a recipe! And that picture of the mound of dough…oh my, can I just eat that? 😉

  5. 5
    Fanny says:

    Looks delicious !

  6. 6

    I’d be happy with just toasted marshmallows, but you really put this treat over the top! xox

  7. 7

    Holy Yum, I would not be able to stop eating these until the last square was gone….

  8. 8
    Maria says:

    Yum! I need to find some GS cookies!

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  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    Those toasted marshmallows are killin me!!! Love!

  11. 11

    They look like super soft cookie bars! Oh yum!! I love the idea of cake bars!

  12. 12
    Gourmantine says:

    I’d probably finish all the toasted marshmallows before they would reach the dough bowl 🙂

  13. 13
    Sherry says:

    could I make this without the cookies? maybe replace it with something else? sounds divine!

  14. 14
    Sues says:

    Whoa. You just took my favorite Girl Scout Cookie to a whole new level. Amazing!!!

  15. 15

    These look so good! I actually just made a peanut butter cookie with tagalongs to get rid of some of my stash of Girl Scout cookies. Looks like I need to buy more tagalongs!

  16. 16

    Oh Jenny! I haven’t bought GS cookies in a few years….now I’m going to have to hunt them down! These bars look amazing!

  17. 17

    Like really … I never thought tagalongs could get better than they already were but daaaannnngg… you did it again!!! #Mymindisblown

  18. 18

    I could go for a couple of these right now! Love the toasted marshmallow!

  19. 19

    Oh man! I am LOVING all these toasted marshmallow recipes you are doing. Going to have to make some of them soon!

  20. 20
    marla says:

    Oh are these fun Jenny and perfect for weekend baking projects 🙂

  21. 21
    Gaby says:

    holy moly jenny! i need these in my life immediately! toasted marshmallow? heck yes!

  22. 22
    coopmir says:

    Those look yummy. Do you know what cookie would be a good substitute if you don’t have the Tagalongs?

  23. 23

    I need me some girl scout cookies!! 🙂 These look delicious!

  24. 24

    I loooove Girl Scout cookie time – but you’re right, my waistline is not going to love me! I have a wedding coming up and this is going to be bad news because I’m pretty sure I can eat that entire batch!!

  25. 25

    These look absolutely delicious 🙂

  26. 26

    Oh my gosh! That’s ooey gooey deliciousness! Love girl Scout Cookies 🙂

  27. 27
    Clara :D says:

    Hi ! 😀 It’s look delicious ! i’m french so i’ve never eat peanet butter but i want to now 😉 It’s all I like : Marshmallows, chocolate *_*

    Kisses ! :p

  28. 28
    Clara :D says:

    All that I like* sorry

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  30. 30

    I feel like I’m the last person on the planet to have a girl scout cookie this season. These sound amazing!

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  32. 32

    Oh my goodness!!! I NEED these!!

  33. 33
    Maggie says:

    Since I’ve already consumed the Tagalongs I bought this season, I found a perfect substitute…Walmart’s Great Value brand has a peanut butter patty cookie that is just the same as the GS tagalong….but $1.50 a package 🙂 There’s a Thin Mint version as well….perfect for after GS cookie time is over, so we can make these yummy bars all year!

  34. 34
    Maegan @ The BakerMama says:

    I’m so glad I bought that extra box of Tagalongs because I am dying to make these! They look so addicting!

  35. 35
    olithee says:

    think i have put on weight just by watching !
    but worth it badly yumyum !

  36. 36
    Helene says:

    I should totally make this I looks insane 🙂

  37. 37

    I really want to try baking with toasted marshmallow this looks amazing. Loving the new blog design 🙂 So fun to see all the changes over the years!

  38. 38

    I just LOVE your cookie creations! Yum! 🙂

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  40. 40
    ang says:

    wow! these definitely look amazing! thanks for sharing – I’m off to pin it 🙂

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  43. 43
    Helen says:

    Hi there. I’m not too crazy about peanut butter, what can I substitute for it? Replaced it with butter? Thank you so much in advance.

  44. 44

    I’m about to make these and am just going to chop up pb cups instead of the cookies….yum! I don’t have the jumbo marshmallows so I’m going to have to guess with reg ones.

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  46. 46
    Tracy says:

    HI Jenny,
    Just FYI- your written directions differ from your step by step pictures. The written steps say to add the marshmallows last, after the chocolate chips and cookies. But your pictures has it the other way around. I noticed that as making and didn’t think it would make a difference, but adding hot marshmallows to chocolate chips MELTS them. Did not turn out as nicely pictured as your:(


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