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Friday, March 13, 2009

Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

I found this amazing recipe on a random recipe blog and I had to try it out. It got rave reviews from friends!


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
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
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. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1" pan. (Can also use a 13 x 9)

Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes. 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. (I didn't spread the marshmallows out, I just used enough to cover the whole thing in a single layer of marshmallows)

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

I didn't let the marshmallows cool enough after I put them in the oven, so when I tried to put the topping on it didn't work out so great. It ended up being a little bit of a marshmallow/topping swirl. But it looked fine and still tasted great! I kept them in the fridge because they were so gooey!


pam said...

These sound so good!! Thanks for sharing. Welcome to SITS

Valerie said...

This sounds like the rocky road bars we like to make, but with extra goodies on top! I really want to try this one.

The Brewer Family said...

I made these over the weekend and what else can I say?! scrumpdiddlyumptious!!

Anonymous said...

my sister {the Brewer family who commented right before me} made these and Shared them with me...

Dangerously good!!!!

PetalsYoga said...

Yum yum yum... can't wait to try it.