Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

What is it about marshmallow rice crispie squares?

Is it the nostalgia in eating them, the fact that they remind us all so much of childhood bake sales?

All I know is I love eating them from time to time, but I like to add a layer of peanut butter milk chocolate and a dark chocolate glaze.



Ya know, just to give it some extra punch.

And of course, we must always add chocolate and peanut butter when we can!

If you have kids, this is the perfect little treat for them to make with you. Have fun =)

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

Yield: one 8x8 pan

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

Ingredients:

  • 4 tbsp + 4 tbsp butter
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 cups puffed rice cereal
  • 4 oz milk chocolate (don't use semisweet)
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate (60-70% cacao)
  • 1/2 tsp corn syrup (optional, but gives a nice sheen)

Directions:

  1. In a wide saucepan or skillet, melt 4 tbsp butter over low heat. Add the mini marshmallows, and stir for about 5 minutes, until the marshmallows have completely melted. Stir in the puffed rice cereal, and stir to coat.
  2. Scrape the marshmallow cereal out into an 8x8 square pan, and press it down with a spatula to really compact the marshmallow squares. Let that cool while you start on the peanut butter chocolate layer.
  3. Melt the milk chocolate and peanut butter in double boiler, then spread the mixture evenly over the top of the marshmallow cereal. Refrigerate for about 2 hours until firm to the touch.
  4. For the final layer, melt 4 tbsp butter, the bittersweet chocolate, and the corn syrup in a double boiler. Spread the mixture over the milk chocolate peanut butter layer, and refrigerate for another hour or so, until firm to the touch. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe inspired by Peanut Butter Squares in Baked.

http://www.fifteenspatulas.com/chocolate-peanut-butter-marshmallow-squares/

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  • avatar irene July 12, 2011, 9:41 am

    These look wonderful

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  • avatar Platanos, Mangoes and Me! July 12, 2011, 11:00 am

    I am on a diet! I agree with Irene…delicious!

    Reply
  • avatar Adriana July 12, 2011, 11:39 am

    These look amazing! I love crisped rice treats… I’d love to try a mix of regular puffed rice and cocoa ones for an extra chocolatey treat.

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  • avatar thedrivencook July 13, 2011, 7:39 am

    I’ve never tried anything other than the standard rice krispie treats…isn’t that weird? I’m going to have to change that, thanks to you. :)

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  • avatar frugalfeeding July 13, 2011, 3:32 pm

    Those looks absolutely delicious, sort of like millionaire’s slices. Divine.

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  • avatar Reeni July 13, 2011, 8:22 pm

    These completely rock! And they look completely addicting. They would be dangerous for me to have around!

    Reply
  • avatar Elizabeth December 17, 2011, 6:54 pm

    I accidently bought semi-sweet chocolate. Can i use that?

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    • avatar Joanne Ozug December 17, 2011, 9:14 pm

      Yes you can, it doesn’t provide as much contrast but you can always just use what you’ve got. Let me know how it goes =)

      Reply
  • avatar Heather December 17, 2012, 9:44 pm

    Made these tonight. Giant WIN in my household. Gifting them for Christmas. And I don’t have a double boiler. Used a glass bowl over a sauce pan. Worked perfectly! :-)

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    • avatar Joanne Ozug December 18, 2012, 3:47 pm

      That’s great Heather! Happy holidays =)

      Reply
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