"In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is a sign of perfection." - Curnonsky

Monday, December 31, 2007

Brownie Mallow Bars

I have the day off. After taking down the Christmas Tree, going for a walk (a nice sunny day in Michigan), and taking a nap so I can stay up late tonight, I also baked these yummy bars. A brownie mix streamlines assembly of the chewy bars, which are topped with mini marshmallows and a decadent layer of chocolate peanut butter and Rice Krispies.

1 package fudge brownie mix ( 13x9 pan size)
1 package ( 10 1/2 ox) miniature marshmallows
2 cups ( 12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups Rice Krispie cereal

Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Pour into a greased 10-in x 9-in x 2-in baking pan. Bake at 350 for 28-30 minutes. top with marshmallows; bake 3 minutes longer (marshmallows will not be completely melted). cool on a wire rack.

In a saucepan, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter. Cook and stir over low heat until smooth. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over brownies. Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until firm before cutting.

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