Guest Blog – Chocolate Marshmallow Bars

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 🙂

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-marshmallow-bars-recipe

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.

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-marshmallow-bars-recipe

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

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars http://www.roxanashomebaking.com/chocolate-marshmallow-bars-recipe

*adapted from Taste of Home magazine

Ingredients

3/4 cup (170 grams) butter, softened

1 1/3 cups (270 grams) sugar

4 eggs

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

Directions

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!

Thank you so much Roxanna!!! Seriously, those chocolate marshmallow bars look WAY too delicious! You can follow Roxanna on Twitter here, Facebook here, and Pinterest here.

What is your favorite marshmallow treat?

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  • A treat perfect for my chocolate loving heart (and tummy). Delish!
  • Oh, Terra, I know it'll be hard to leave your MI family, but I know your NC family and your furry babies miss you so much!  Roxana, so lovely to meet you through Terra's blog. I'll have to come over to your place next! I am in love with your chocolate marshmallow bars. That is all. :)
  • Soni/Soni’s Food for Thought
    Gorgeous!!Love how moist it looks and I can only imagine how delicious it tastes :) Great guest post Terra!!Love Roxana's treats any day :)
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  • these look great love Roxanas baking
  • Ooey and gooey and I love them!
  • So good to see Roxana here! LOVE these gooey chocolate bars! Just the fix I need right now! :) 
  • So glad you're enjoying your trip, Terra, and you're so lucky to still have your grandparents.  I lost all of mine between 17 and 22 :(  On a brighter note, love Roxana and her blog...and Roxana..these chocolate marshmallow bars are SO sinful..I love them!  Your photos of them are spectacular!  Fantastic guest post!
  • These bars make me want to sing! :D There's nothing like ooey gooey marshmallow!
  • Karriann Graf
    Chewy on the inside... Crunchy on the outside... This is exactly how I want my chocolate bars to be! They're amazing! "Happy Cooking"
  • Oh my goodness Roxana, these are incredible!  Hope you both have enjoyable weekends...hugs! 
  • These look something like what a friend of my mother's used to make and bring to the synagogue. But yours are so much better! I am nuts about marshmallows and paired with chocolate is heaven!
  • EA Stewart
    I'm typically anti "cold chocolate" (hubby likes to put his chocolate bars in the freezer-no thanks!), but I think I will trust Roxanna on this and whip up a (gluten-free) batch of these bars to put in the freezer. They look absolutely amazing!!! How womderul for you to get this time to spend with your family! xo
  • Youmadethatblog
    Hi Terra, hope you have enjoyed your trip.  Roxana is a wonderful baker and always has the most tantalizing treats to share.  I love this one since chocolate and marshmallow just go together so good.
  • These chocolate bars are dangerously tempting!Thanks, Roxana, Terra.
  • kitchenriffs
    Great post!  And I think having Chocolate Marshmallow Bars as the main course for dinner, breakfast, or lunch sounds like a great idea.  Really, who wouldn't?  Very nice recipe - thanks.
  • What a fantastic guest post - I have never seen these bars look so ridiculously delicious :D Cheers Choc Chip Uru
  • vianney
    These babies look wonderful!! great guest post, have fun!!
  • Meghan
    Great to see Roxana over here!  I thought these looked good before, and now I see there's nutella in them!  Must make! Great guest post girls :)
  • justonecookbook
    I just saw this today on Roxana's blog and came here. WOW, these delicious chocolate marshmallow bars look even better with big pictures!  Roxana, this is such a special treat!  You always come up with an excellent recipe!
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  • Kim | a little lunch
    Roxana, seriously, I'd planned to make "Rice Krispie Bars" and/or "Brownies" for a youth gathering at our church. Your recipe is the best of BOTH! Thanks for the delightful guest post (and ...tee hee on claiming you'd accidentally burned them and ate them for breakfast w/o telling the hubby) -- I'm like that, too. ;)