Time got away from me for making this week’s post, so this is going to be a simple one. More of an idea, rather than a recipe, these bars tasted great, and were easy to make.
To make these, you really need to make two distinct batches, sequentially. You can split a regular-sized batch, or two full batches, depending on how much you want.
Using tons more chocolate and peanut butter, may make these even better. Or you could do three batches with two layers of chocolate/peanut butter.
What you’ll need for a basic batch:
- 5 cups Rice Krispies or any puffed rice cereal
- 4T butter
- 4 cups mini marshmallows (strawberry is best)
- 8 oz chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk
- A few tablespoons of peanut butter
What to do:
Make the first batch by melting the butter in a large enough sauce pan over low-medium heat. Then add the marshmallows.
Heat the marshmallows until they are completely melted and gooey, stirring the entire time.
Add the cereal and mix thoroughly. While hot, press into a buttered dish or pan with sides high enough to hold two layers of bars. Using a 13 x 9 pan is pretty standard, but you can deviate from that, as needed.
Let the bars cool.
When the bars are cool, melt the chocolate whatever way works best (double boiler or microwave) and spread it evenly over the top of the bars. An offset spatula would work great for this, if you have one.
When the chocolate has cooled, spread the peanut butter as evenly as possible over the chocolate.
Make the next batch of bars and spread over the top, pressing the top later into the bottom layer with a spatula.