From Linda Cicero’s Cook’s Corner Column
Payday Bar Cookies
1 (18.5-ounce) box yellow cake mix
2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
1 (10-ounce) bag peanut butter chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup light corn syrup
2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup cocktail (salted) peanuts
Heat oven to 325 degrees.
Mix dry cake mix with egg and melted butter. Press on bottom of a greased, 9-by-13-inch pan. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Layer the marshmallows on the hot crust and return to oven for 5 to 8 minutes, until lightly browned. Push down on them a little while hot.
For topping, melt peanut butter chips with butter, corn syrup and vanilla. Drizzle over marshmallows, covering all. Sprinkle on peanuts while warm. Cool and cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.
Per bar: 217 calories (44 percent from fat), 10.6 g fat (5.2 g saturated, 3.2 g monounsaturated), 17.8 mg cholesterol, 3.2 g protein, 27.8 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g fiber, 183 mg sodium.