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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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Comments

  1. irene posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:41 am (#)

    These look wonderful

  2. Platanos, Mangoes and Me! posted on July 12, 2011 at 11:00 am (#)

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

  3. Adriana posted on July 12, 2011 at 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.

  4. thedrivencook posted on July 13, 2011 at 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. :)

  5. frugalfeeding posted on July 13, 2011 at 3:32 pm (#)

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

  6. Reeni posted on July 13, 2011 at 8:22 pm (#)

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

  7. Elizabeth posted on December 17, 2011 at 6:54 pm (#)

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

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 17th, 2011 at 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 =)

  8. Heather posted on December 17, 2012 at 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! :-)

    • Joanne Ozug replied on December 18th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

      That’s great Heather! Happy holidays =)

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