Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe

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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe
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Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe

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4.5 58 80
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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
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/3 cups (8 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal

Directions

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars immediately. Chill. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 194 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 143mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

  • 3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • TOPPING:
  • 1-1/3 cups (8 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Bake at 350° for 15 to 18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2 to 3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars immediately. Chill. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars in Taste of Home February/March 1993, p37

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delowenstein User ID: 3766053 252080
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"I'd made these bars and took them to the Bingo game at my retirement community. They were well received! The adjustments I'd used: Creamy Peanut Butter and baking the bars at least 20 minutes. I'd put marshmallows over cake layer and returned to oven for 2 to 5 minutes. delowenstein"

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1katiedyann User ID: 3028035 247314
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2016

"I have made this 3 times now and everyone just loves it. It's different than the some old desserts."

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smelonas User ID: 3078149 237682
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2015

"Made these for a Thanksgiving potluck and everyone RAVED!! I had to make copies of the recipe to hand out because everyone loved them so much. This will be my new go-to potluck dessert recipe. Excellent."

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gaylene2 User ID: 3368539 229180
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2015

"It was a split decision in our family! My husband didn't like the "peanut butter fighting the marshmallow". He would have liked one or the other. But the kids loved it! I would have liked a little more cocoa in the batter. We didn't have Rice Krispies so we used Special K which worked wonderfully. We all did like the crunch! I found that if I was careful in my initial placement of the marshmallows, I didn't have to attempt to spread them. This was one less thing to worry about!"

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jeanemed User ID: 1512060 215252
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2014

"Very good"

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 3864
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2014

"It's been a while since I've made these and I don't know why! They're great for taking to a potluck event. Everyone loves them."

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bigjenjen User ID: 6618364 1765
Reviewed May. 31, 2014

"That sounds like a good recipe to make."

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gouldleslie User ID: 936416 593
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2014

"What a great recipe.....it has all of the components of a " gotta keep this in my recipe files" recipe! Makes a large amount of squares so great make-ahead for a large gathering. I would suggest cutting small squares....and use a hot knife! ( won't stick to marshmallow layer that way). Thanks for this recipe!"

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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 2072
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"These were a big hit at our last disc golf tournament!"

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tknoll06 User ID: 4739711 1256
Reviewed Feb. 16, 2014

"My family loved these! (And I even forgot the vanilla!) I didn't have any problems with the marshmallows that other reviewers had mentioned. easy and SO GOOD!"

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