Deluxe Marshmallow Bars
CATEGORIES
INGREDIENTS
  • 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 (I omitted these)
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Topping:
  • 1-1/3 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter (1 1/2 cups peanut butter)
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
DIRECTIONS
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture.
  4. Stir in nuts if desired.
  5. Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1" pan.
  6. Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake.
  9. Cool. (I did not spread them, when I took them out of the oven they seemed fine the way they were. )
  10. For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan.
  11. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended.
  12. Remove from heat; stir in cereal.
  13. Immediately spread over bars.
  14. Chill.
  15. Yield: 3 dozen
RECIPE BACKSTORY
When I saw these on Good Eats 'n Treats I knew I had to try them. They are worth making. Next time I will add more peanut butter to them. http://canadianbakertoo.blogspot.com/