Chocolate Marshmallow Bars (Bookmarked Recipes)

We had some friends over and I wanted to make some yummy treats. I’ve been in a big cookie and brownie/bars kick lately. This recipe has been bookmarked in my Google Reader for quite some time. (Hence the Bookmarked Recipes entry). Let me just tell you, these are AMAZING. One of our friends thought they tasted better cold, but everyone else agreed they were best at room temperature. They have a great combination of crunchy rice-krispie-treat-like topping, chewy-gooey marshmallow center and a tender brownie bottom. Oh and there’s peanut butter in one of those layers, so you get the amazing combination of chocolate and peanut butter. These are seriously amazing. You should go make some right now. I might go make some after seeing the recipe again…

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars – from yum
3/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
4 cups miniature marshmallows

Topping:
1-1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Spread in a greased 9x 13 pan. I used a 8×8 pan so they’d be thicker and have distinct layers.

Bake at 350F for 18-25 minutes or until middle is set. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool.

For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spread over bars. Chill.

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8 Responses to “That’s FIERCE”

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    slush — March 4, 2008 at 2:31 am

    Very, very cool looking cupcakes. Incredibly artsy. I love the flavor combos too. I will give them a go.

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    CB — March 4, 2008 at 4:26 am

    Very Mo-Dern cupcakes! Love me some chocolate art! Those are definitely fierce. Thanks for entering! Hope you had fun!
    -Clara

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    Jaime — March 4, 2008 at 4:53 am

    very cool!

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    Cara — March 4, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Very nice, Jen!

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    Amy — March 4, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Wow! Chocolate with some heat! That sounds awesome 🙂

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    PheMom — March 6, 2008 at 1:18 am

    Hi again! So, I think with the vanilla in this, minus the chocolate and the almond this might work well for preemie’s first birthday cake. Thanks for the help!

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    Mary — March 6, 2008 at 1:43 am

    What a cool blend of flavors! It’s totally DIVA! And I love the chocolate swoop too!

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    kendrita — July 18, 2008 at 4:11 am

    Sounds awesome! Are the PB cups used in the recipe dairy-free? Are there PB cups dairy-free that exist?

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