Deluxe Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


3/4 cup butter or margarine

1-1/2 cups sugar

3 eggs

1 tsp vanilla

1-1/3 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

3 TBL baking cocoa

1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional

4 cups miniature marshmallows


1-1/3 cups (8 ounces)chocolate chips

3 TBS butter or margarine

1 cup peanut butter

2 cups crisp rice cereal


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 jelly roll pan. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. For topping, combine chocolate chips, butter and peanut 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. Chill. Yield: about 3 dozen


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