Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

    Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

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    About this recipe: A fantastic after school snack that's a cinch to make. A chocolate base is topped with marsmallows, peanut butter, chocolate chips and Rice Krispies.

    Ingredients
    Serves: 36 bars

    • 175g butter
    • 300g caster sugar
    • 3 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 165g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 60g chopped walnuts (optional)
    • 200g mini marshmallows
    • 225g plain chocolate chips
    • 50g butter
    • 260g peanut butter
    • 55g crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. In a mixing bowl, cream 175g butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy.
    3. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased Swiss roll tin. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
    4. 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.
    5. For topping, combine chocolate chips, 50g 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.

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