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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

 Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars
I'd have to say that I've been asked to share this chocolaty layered her recipe more than any other in my collection. It's a longtime favorite of our three daughters. How many times we've all made these, I can't count. — Esther Shank, Harrisonville, Virginia
36 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • vanilla.
  • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to
  • creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15-in.

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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 15-18 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with
  • marshmallows; bake 2-3 minutes longer or until melted. Place pan on
  • a wire rack. Using a knife dipped in water, spread marshmallows
  • evenly over the top. Cool completely.
  • For topping, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in
  • a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until blended. Remove
  • from the heat; stir in Rice Krispies. Spread over bars immediately.
  • Chill until set. Yield: 3 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 194 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 30 mg cholesterol, 143 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.