This trip……ummmm….I mean work trip has been so much fun! I love that I can work where my family lives. Yesterday my parents surprised me, they brought my Grandparents to dinner. It was so wonderful to see them, I missed them so much.
Tonight my Niece said, “Ahhhh, tomorrow is Thursday. You are leaving tomorrow….don’t go! I want you to stay forever!” Gosh I love….no- I adore my Niece! She makes any day brighter 🙂
Since I am still in Michigan working, I am excited to have Roxanna from A Little Bit Of Everything! Have you stopped by her blog before? She makes the most decadent desserts, today she has a pretty fantastic treat! I hope you enjoy as much as I did.
Hello, for those of you who don’t know me, I’m Roxana, the baker, writer and photographer behind A little bit of everything / Roxana’s Home Baking. I have a passion for baking, especially bread and chocolate goodies. I have a two-year old who keeps me going all day long, and to everyone’s surprise she doesn’t eat chocolate. Almost all the recipes on my blog require a preheated oven and lately I’ve been experimenting with vegan and gluten-free baking. So far I can’t complain, but from time to time you’ll see me whipping up pounds of butter and dozen of eggs in my baked goodies.
I’m happy to be guest posting on Terra’s blog while she’s enjoying some kitchen-free time 🙂
With the arrival of summer, more and more evenings are spent outside with family and friends. Beach parties are scheduled more often, the days are longer and we have our fingers crossed the rain will stay away.
Some people rely on light salads throughout the season. Some fire up the grill and some keep the oven hot like there’s no tomorrow. I’m in the last category.
Winter or summer I love enjoying a homemade baked good. These bars were a bit of a problem. No, no, no! They turned out great. I mean you can’t go wrong with a brownie layer, topped with marshmallow and Nutella. The problem was the addiction!
Couple of these bars turned out to be my dinner one evening and breakfast the next day (shhh, don’t tell hubby). I had a hard time staying away from the pan and even harder sharing them. I was on the edge of telling my family I burned them so I can enjoy the whole pan all by myself. I’m mean like that sometimes.
The bottom brownie layer is so moist and so good even on its own with a bit of crunchy bite from the nuts. The marshmallows are slowly melting after the brownie is taken out of the oven and become a pillow-y layer. Now the hard part comes, since it requires to be cooled completely before adding the third layer. Nutella, more chocolate and rice krispie. To die for!!
I have to say, to cut them is a little bit messy but I put them in the freezer for a little while and somehow managed to cut the bars without the need of cleaning my knife after every cut.
p.s. I think they taste better frozen, but it’s just my opinion.
Chocolate Marshmallow Bars
*adapted from Taste of Home magazine
3/4 cup (170 grams) butter, softened
1 1/3 cups (270 grams) sugar
1 1/3 cups (160 grams) all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
4 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup Nutella
3 tablespoons butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal
Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 13X9 baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some paper hanging out on the longer sides. I recommend the pan lining paper from Reynolds.
In a small bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. In another bowl lightly beat the eggs with a fork. Add them to the creamed butter and mix well until incorporated.
Sift together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the nuts. Spread in the prepared baking pan.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until set. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Bake for another minute and then let the marshmallow melt on their own. Cool completely.
For topping, combine the chocolate chips, Nutella and butter in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over low heat until blended. Remove from the heat; stir in cereal. Spread over bars immediately. Cool completely before cutting them.
Thank you Terra for allowing me to share the recipe for these amazing chocolate marshmallow bars with your wonderful readers. I hope I’ll see you soon!
What is your favorite marshmallow treat?