Monday, May 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

The other night, Chris and I had a major craving for some peanut butter rice krispie bars. My mom made the best pb bars, chewy and crunchy and gooey. And while I do have the recipe, I did not have the ingredients. Specifically, I didn't have rice krispies, and we were out of Karo syrup from the last time I made marshmallows.

But I did still have those marshmallows.

So in a very un-scientific manner, we decided to throw some peanut butter and marshmallows together...

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars 1

We cooked it over low heat, constantly stirring to get the marshmallows to melt and blend in with the peanut butter.

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars 2

Then we mixed in the next best cereal we had, Multi-Grain Cheerios. We spread it all out in a greased pan (we didn't make enough to fill up the whole pan, but it worked out ok).

Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars 3

I have to tell you, I was so surprised at how tasty these were! Gooey because of the marshmallows, crunchy from the cereal, and a little extra healthiness from the Multi-Grain Cheerios, these satisfied our craving perfectly!

It just goes to show, if you don't have the right ingredients, just play around with the recipe using ingredients you do have!


  1. OMG, best...snack....eeevvvvvveeerrrrrnomnomnomnom!! :)

  2. yum! These look SO good! I love anything PB & chocolate! I am so glad I found your blog, I am now following. I love food & wine brother in law is actually a wine maker and has his own fun! Looking forward to reading more of your blog!

  3. Wow looks tasty, funny the peanut butter looks so dark in the first pic, kind of like Nutella

  4. ummmm please mail me some! these look divine!!