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Mavis Larson of Granger, Washington shares a recipe she's used for over 50 years, relating, "Our children and grandchildren look forward to these treats at Thanksgiving and Christmas."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 4-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 7 to 8 tablespoons milk
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) lightly salted dry roasted peanuts, finely chopped


  1. Mix and bake cake according to package directions, using a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Cool. Cut into 24 squares; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine sugar and salt. Add vanilla and enough milk to make a thin frosting. Frost top and sides of squares and immediately roll in peanuts. Place on wire racks to harden. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Peanut Squares in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p67

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