Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

 Picture from Beantown Baker
Source: Beantown Baker

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 1/3 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. In a mixing bowl cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat until fluffy.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  4. Spread in a greased 9x13 or 8x8 pan.
  5. Bake for 18-25 minutes, or until the middle is set.
  6. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the cake, while it is still very hot. Return the pan to the oven for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over the cake.
  8. Let it cool completely.
  9. For the topping, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and 3 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan. 
  10. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well-blended.
  11. Remove from the heat and stir in the cereal.
  12. Immediately spread over bars and chill before serving.

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