Crunchy Chocolate Bars

    Crunchy Chocolate Bars

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    3hr55min


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    About this recipe: These treats are similar to rocky road bars. They are made with crispy rice cereal, marshmallows, peanut butter and chocolate chips. The perfect bar to satisfy any chocolate craving.

    Ingredients
    Makes: 30 bars

    • 100g plain flour
    • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 115g butter
    • 150g caster sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 100g mini marshmallows
    • 170g plain chocolate chips
    • 160g peanut butter
    • 40g crispy rice cereal, such as Rice Krispies

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:3hr chilling  ›  Ready in:3hr55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20x30cm baking tin.
    2. In a small mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
    3. In a large bowl cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into the creamed egg mixture. Spread batter into prepared baking tin.
    4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
    5. Sprinkle marshmallows over top of the baked bars; bake 3 minutes more. Cool.
    6. Place chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave on high until melted together. Cook one minute at a time, stirring after each minute.
    7. Stir cereal into the chocolate mixture. Spread the chocolate mixture over the cooled bars. Chill cut into bars and refrigerate.
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    13

    I thought this was really good, but had to downgrade a bit since my 3 and 4 year old kids, and their 3 year old friend, would not eat them. Maybe that's because the texture is different than what the kids are used to (soft but top layer is crunchy). I picked this recipe since it has a bit of nutrition to it - peanut butter, cereal. At least that's what I told myself as I wolfed them down. Note that these bars probably would not travel well, since the top layer softens easily in warm weather.  -  16 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    7

    Made these for years, always a hit. The bottom layer is meant to be thin, this is not a cake. Also, it is very easy to overbake the bottom layer, put the marshmallows on when it isn't quite done. Also, this recipe was first published in the March 1979 issue of Better Homes & Gardens.  -  06 Dec 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    6

    I thought these were really good as did everyone that tried one, the only change I made at the time was to add about an extra half cup of marshmallow to the layer for a nice even coating...however, next time I make I will make a couple of changes..I didn't think the peanut butter came through enough and would add peanut butter chips to the brownie layer, would also increase the brownie layer by half as it seemed a bit thin, I would also add more crispies to the top layer for extra crunch  -  10 Sep 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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