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Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

chocolate marshmallow bars

Ok, this title is long!  I mean loooong. It kind of makes me want to change the lyrics from B52’s Love Shack to “I’ve got a title that’s as big as a whale and it’s about to set sail!”

Anyone else feel like doing karaoke now?

So of course Christmas is a great time to make those old nostalgic recipes.  Last time I introduced you to a recipe for the sugar cookies I have every year.  And now today I have another recipe straight from my childhood.

We made these chocolate peanut butter marshmallow bars a lot when I was a kid.  The reason is probably because they’re so quick and easy to put together.  I had kind of a short attention span when I was little.  Nothing like today and all.  Now my attitude is more like this: “Nine hundred page book?  That’s short!”  Oh, how the times change. 😉. Somewhere along the way we stopped making these bars quite as often.  I always wanted to try new recipes around the holidays, and after a while there are only so many treats you can make before you feel like that girl from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory who ends up all bloated and pushed around the factory like a bowling ball.  😀

Then about three months ago I was thinking about all of the desserts I’ve made around the holidays over the years and this one popped up.  So I had to whip it up quick to see if it was really what I remembered.  And it was. Fanfare!🎉.  So I knew I had to share with you all.

chocolate marshmallow bars

This is a great treat to have around the holidays, especially if you have a designated “kid’s table.”  Kids eat these up.  They love the fluffy marshmallows, the peanut butter, and they love getting chocolate on their fingers.  But who doesn’t love that?  It’s Christmas, right?  When I bake this time of year I usually somehow  end up with a streak of chocolate in my hair like a highlight.

These are so fast to put together that if you blink you just might miss it.  This is pretty much on the same level as making Rice Krispie   treats.  And sometimes when you find out that a whole flock of people are descending on your house on short notice, a quick recipe is exactly what you want.  And, you know, there’s also that part where chocolate+peanut butter=love, joy, and perfect harmony. 😄

Much love!

chocolate marshmallow bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 cups creamy peanut butter
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 10.5 oz bag mini marshmallow
Instructions
  1. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large soup pot mix together chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter on medium-low heat until everything is completely melted and combined.
  3. Remove the pan from heat.
  4. Stir in the marshmallows until covered in the chocolate mixture, but work fast so the marshmallows don't melt.
  5. Pour into the prepared pan and spread so it evenly reaches all the corners.
  6. Place in the fridge for an hour to set up. Store in the fridge.

 

{ 9 comments… add one }
  • Kate @ Framed Cooks December 20, 2015, 5:26 am

    OK, now I have that B52 song in my head! Meantime, these look scrumptious, and so easy! Perfect for last minute holiday treat-making. 🙂

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:24 pm

      I’m glad I’m not the only one with it in my head! 🙂 Thanks!

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary December 21, 2015, 8:19 am

    Oh boy, if this title is long, I am in TROUBLE! A lot of my titles are like three times longer than this! lol. I think this title is perfect, but then again I’m probably not the person who should be giving their 2 cents. 😉 These marshmallow bars look fabulous, my dear! Peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallow! YESS! It’s like a chocolate Elvis sammie in bar form! Cheers, my dear!

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:25 pm

      Can I just say that “Chocolate Elvis Sammie Bar” sounds like such a great name for these. 🙂 Maybe I’ll have to rename them! Thanks bunches! 🙂

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop December 21, 2015, 9:23 am

    A few years ago we went to a B52s concert….yes, they are still playing. It was pretty funny, but they played all the same music. My kids loved it. Such great dance music……oh such memories. These bars look great…my kids would love these too – right along with my music!

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:26 pm

      Going to a B52s concert sounds so fun! I’ve been to a couple Bob Dylan concerts, but you don’t really get down at those. 🙂

  • Mir December 21, 2015, 10:28 am

    I love karaoke! I do it a lot, alone or with others. 😉
    And I do chocolate and peanut butter a lot, so these are right up my alley!

    • Amanda December 21, 2015, 2:29 pm

      Thanks so much! I really like singing. Whether my voice is any good or not is a completely different question. 🙂

  • annie December 21, 2015, 9:06 pm

    These sound like they and awesome-r version of rocky road fudge. Love the simplicity here.

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