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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5 Responses to “French Macarons – Hazelnut with Chocolate Ganache”

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — March 23, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    I am OBSESSED with French macarons. I want little bakeries all over Boston selling them. I promise to be a good customer 😉
    Both of your version sound (and look) absolutely delicious!!
    Looking forward to seeing what you and Megan bake next.

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    Elina (Healthy and Sane) — March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

    I am OBSESSED with French macarons. I want little bakeries all over Boston selling them. I promise to be a good customer 😉
    Both of your version sound (and look) absolutely delicious!!
    Looking forward to seeing what you and Megan bake next.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    You should definitely get her cookbook. I’ve had mine for a few months now and it’s very drool-worthy.

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    That could be. It was a bit nerve-wracking to tell when they were mixed enough…

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    beantownbaker — March 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Let me know how it turns out for you.

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