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Crispy Chocolate Squares

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling

Makes

about 4 dozen

Folks will think you slaved away on these fast and fudgy treats. People often request the recipe and are surprised to find out how easy they are to make. Even kids can make 'em! —Karen Speidel, Wheeling, Illinois
Crispy Chocolate Squares Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • FROSTING:
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir until well blended (the mixture will be lumpy). Add cereal and peanuts; stir until well coated. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  2. For the frosting, combine chocolate chips, butter and milk in another microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat frosting until smooth. Spread over the cereal mixture. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.

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