These top-rated bars are reminiscent of rocky road candy.

Maryl

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
12
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.

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  • In a small mixing bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.

  • In a large bowl cream butter and sugar; beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir flour mixture into the creamed egg mixture. Spread batter into the greased 9x13 inch pan.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

  • Sprinkle marshmallows over top of the baked bars; bake 3 minutes more. Cool.

  • 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.

  • Stir cereal into the chocolate mixture. Spread the chocolate mixture over the cooled bars. Chill, cut into bars and refrigerate.

Nutrition Facts

396 calories; protein 8.9g 18% DV; carbohydrates 42.2g 14% DV; fat 23.6g 36% DV; cholesterol 51.3mg 17% DV; sodium 257.2mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
(3)
48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
11/11/2003
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. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2007
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
Awesome recipe!!! I used a small jar of Marshmallow Cream since I didn't have the marshmallows on hand and still turned out great. Kids loved them. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/04/2010
I was looking for a super-decadent bar cookie to make for the holidays and these were perfect. Easy and yummy.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
I've had this recipe for years now and never got to trying it until yesterday. However this recipe belongs to Nestle and cooks.com was where I got it from. Anyway it is really delicious. Omitted the nuts due to personal preference. Perfect texture and taste. Everyone loved it! I looove the crisp of the rice cereal with the chewyness of the marshmallows paired with the chocolatey flavor yummmmmmmmmmmmmm! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
04/04/2014
I did not care for this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2020
Excellent! Love everything about these! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/21/2004
My husband and I really liked these bars. The only reason I did not rate them a 5 was because I felt that the "brownie" part was too bland and cakey. My husband loved them though! Read More
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