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  • Prep time: 20 min.Baking time: 50-60 min.Decoration time: 25 min.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line the pan with wax paper, grease and flour. Reserve 16 SNICKERS® Brand Mixed Miniatures. Unwrap the rest and roughly chop them. Set aside.

  • Prepare cake mix according to the package instructions. Fold the chopped SNICKERS® Brand Mixed Miniatures into the batter before pouring it into the prepared pan, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Unmold the cake and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  • Reserve 1 tablespoon of chocolate frosting and put into a re-sealable bag with a corner snipped. Set aside.

  • Tint remaining vanilla frosting yellow. Set aside.

  • Cut off the top third of the cake lengthwise. Place the bottom piece on a serving platter. Frost the sides of the cake with chocolate frosting, and the top with yellow tinted vanilla frosting. Spoon a tablespoon of yellow frosting into a re-sealable bag with a snipped corner and pipe a decorative edge around the top edge of the cake.

  • Place the cake on a serving plate with the front of the cake towards you. Arrange the unwrapped candies around the front area of the yellow tinted frosting. Let the candies spill over the edge.

  • Place the top cake at an angle, so that the "chest" looks slightly open. Carefully frost the top piece with the remaining chocolate frosting. Pull the tines of a fork through the chocolate frosting, creating a wood grain effect on the cake.

  • Using the photo as your guide, decorate the chest as follows:

  • Line M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies on the top and sides of the chest to look like decorative bands.

  • Press an unwrapped TWIX® Brand Miniature on each side of the chest as handles, and place a yellow M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies piece on both sides of each handle.

  • Slightly flatten a yellow STARBURST® Brand Tropical Fruit Chew piece as a lock. Use the reserved chocolate frosting to pipe a keyhole at the center of the STARBURST® Brand Tropical Fruit Chew, and attach at the center of the lid.

  • Sprinkle ground vanilla wafers around the chest as "sand". Scatter M&M'S® Brand Milk Chocolate Candies, TWIX® Brand Miniatures, SNICKERS® Brand Mixed Miniatures, M&M'S® Brand Peanut Chocolate Candies and STARBURST® Brand Tropical Fruit Chews over the "sand" for treasures.