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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Squares

This recipe is one of my TOP 5 FAVORITE TREATS OF ALL TIME. I can eat THE WHOLE PAN. I think they are PERFECT. I can make fancy twisty yeasty bread, all-afternoon back-breaking cakes, painstaking pastries, but when I want something sweet, these ALWAYS fit the bill. Anyone can make these for me ANYTIME. But if you don't, I WILL.
Peanut Butter and Chocolate Crispy Bars
3 T unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, preferably natural
1/2 tsp coarse salt
6 cups puffed rice cereal
nonstick cooking spray or butter, for pressing
1 pkg (12 oz.) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup chopped, roasted salted peanuts

1. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish*. In a large pot, combine marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, and salt. Cook over medium, stirring, until melted, about 4 minutes. Add cereal and stir to combine.

2. With a wooden spoon greased with cooking spray or butter, press half the cereal mixture into dish. Spread half the melted chocolate on top. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture and chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts. Makes about 16 squares. Store in airtight container up to 3 days.

* Double the recipe to make in a 9 x 13 pan. But careful, I might come over and eat THE WHOLE PAN.

Recipe from Everyday Food, July/Aug 2010


Ché said...

Hey! I love you blog! Listen, I'm in Portugal and I can't find marshmallows anywhere..what can I do to substitute?

Shells said...

I am so sad I didn't try these when I had the chance - I was just so full that night. If only I could do it over again... Oh wait - now I have the recipe! Thanks!!!

Disco Mom said...

I don't know of any one-to-one substitute for marshmallows but if you are determinted you can make your own:
Good luck!

Ché said...

thank you!

your recipes are just great, they make me want to eat my computer screen!


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