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Crunch Bars

This is a delicious treat to serve to family and friends. The marshmallows make a sweet, sticky filling between a sponge cake-type base and crunchy topping.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  • Spread in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15-20 minutes. Arrange marshmallows evenly over cake; bake 2 minutes longer. Cool for 30 minutes.
  • For topping, in a microwave, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Stir in cereal. Spread over marshmallow layer. Chill until firm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 198 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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