Celebrate Halloween by serving Magic Bars loaded with caramel, chocolate, and peanut butter.
These orange and black bars are decadently rich and perfect for the holiday.
I’ve had so much fun making magic bars for Halloween this year.
Have you tried my Halloween Cookies and Cream Magic Bars made with OREO Cookies and chocolate chips?
How about my Candy Corn Magic Bars loaded with peanuts, peanut butter, Nutter Butters, and candy corn?
Magic bars are super easy to make. You just layer ingredients into a pan and bake.
The flavor combinations are endless.
Today, I’m sharing my recipe to make these decadent Chocolate, Caramel, and Peanut Butter Magic Bars for Halloween. Oh, my goodness, they are so good!
Each ooey gooey bar starts with a layer of chocolate cake and is topped with caramelized sweetened condensed milk, lots of peanuts, and chocolate chips.
To give the bars a robust peanut butter flavor, I sprinkled on Reese’s Pieces, but I only used the orange candies to make my bars magical for Halloween.
Then, I drizzled some chocolate peanut butter sauce over top to make the bars even more over the top.
Caramel, Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Magic Bars
Devil’s Food Cake Mix (or any chocolate cake mix)
sweetened condensed milk
semi-sweet chocolate chips
orange Reese’s Pieces (or orange M&M’s)
Peanut Butter Chocolate Glaze-
semi-sweet chocolate chips
creamy peanut butter
Let’s make some magic bars.
Step 1 – Do some prep work.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (325 for dark or non-stick pans)
Line 9 inch by 13-inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper. This will make removing the bars so much easier! The gooey caramelized sweetened condensed milk will be very sticky.
Step 2- Layer the ingredients.
- Stir together cake mix, egg, and oil until well combined. Press it into an even layer in the bottom of the baking pan.
- Sprinkle peanuts on top.
- Pour sweetened condensed milk over top.
- Sprinkle on chocolate chips.
- Bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle on orange Reese’s Pieces.
- Bake for 5-8 more minutes until the sweetened condensed milk caramelizes and turns golden brown. The edges of the bars should look set. The center will still jiggle a bit but should firm up as it cools.
Step 3 – Make the glaze and drizzle it over the bars.
- Allow the magic bars to cool completely.
- Cut into squares.
- Pour 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat on high for 20-second increments, stirring after each until melted.
- Drizzle peanut butter chocolate glaze over top of bars, allowing it to drip over the sides of your bars.
Storing your magic bars.
Serve or keep stored in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
You can wait to drizzle on the glaze until you eat the bars. It tastes great warm.
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Layers of Devil's food cake, caramelized sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, peanuts, and orange Reese's Pieces are topped with decadent peanut butter and chocolate glaze for Halloween.
- 1 box devil's food cake mix
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups peanuts
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 cup orange Reese's Pieces
- 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Line 9 inch by 13-inch baking pan with non-stick aluminum foil or parchment paper.
Stir together cake mix, egg, and oil until well combined and press it into the baking pan. Sprinkle peanuts on top.
Pour sweetened condensed milk over top.
Sprinkle on chocolate chips.
Bake for 25 minutes.
Remove from oven and sprinkle on the Reese's Pieces.
Bake for 5-8 more minutes.
Set aside to cool then, cut into 24 bars.
Melt 1/4 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanut for 20-second bursts of high power, stirring after each until melted.
Drizzle the glaze over the bars.
Store in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
More Halloween Bars and Cookies
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and Printed Frosting Sheets