I like to do a variety in my gift baskets. It seems easy to do cookies and breads, but you have to toss in something extra to make your gift to stand out. Between this and the popcorn I think I might have a winner this year.
Chocolate-peanut butter mallow bars
(Adapted from Kraft Food & Family holiday 2008 magazine)
1 package (2 layer size) devil’s food cake mix
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
2/3 cup cold milk, divided
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme
1/2 cup salted peanuts
6 squares semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix dry cake mix, butter and 1/3 cup milk until blended, press two-thirds onto the bottom of 13×9 inch pan. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until center is almost set; 3 minutes.
Mix peanut butter and remaining milk; spread onto crust.
Top with spoonfuls of marshmallow creme and remaining cake mixture.
Sprinkle with nuts and chocolate; press gently into cake mixture.
Bake 18 minutes or just until center is set. Cool before cutting into bars.