Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

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I realize I’ve been dishing up a lot of sweet stuff lately – I promise we do eat real food too on occasion. You know what a fan I am of those rainbow peanut butter marshmallow squares – last time I made a batch W loudly wished they had been chocolate peanut butter, only the very best flavour combination ever, and so of course I obliged. It’s easy – just swap the butterscotch chips for chocolate, which I’m far more likely to have around anyway. And ever since a friend singed hers on the stovetop last Christmas, creating these irresistibly tasty crispy bits, I’ve imagined them with a slight crunch from a handful of cereal. Which turned out to be a Very Good Idea.

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I realize in mid (late!) May, recipes should be full of asparagus and rhubarb, and all things that are currently poking their way through the freshly thawed ground. I’d apologize, but I’m sure you understand. As far as recipes go, these aren’t earth-shattering – but they’re easy, and ridiculously delicious, and therefore likely to stick around. Since we collectively seem to need a lot of comforting these days, it seemed like a good time to share. (I’ve been promising since sending out a peek on Instagram – apologies for holding out.)

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The only trick, as with the original formula, is to let the chocolate-peanut butter mixture cool just a bit, enough so that it won’t melt the marshmallows. (But if this happens, no one will complain of streakiness.)

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares


May 23, 2017


1/2 cup butter

1 cup peanut butter

1 pkg (300 g) chocolate chips

3-4 cups mini marshmallows (rainbow or white)

1/2 cup crunchy cereal (such as Rice Krispies or Chex)


1In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, peanut butter and chocolate chips over medium-high heat. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool slightly so that you don't melt the marshmallows. Stir in the marshmallows and cereal and spread into a parchment-lined 8x8-inch pan. Refrigerate until firm and cut into squares.


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16 comments on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Squares

  1. Laurie Leier
    May 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Regarding the chocolate PB marshmallow squares, the ingredient list mentions crunchy cereal while the directions mention coconut. Could you clarify please? Thanks!

    • Anonymous
      May 23, 2017 at 11:56 pm

      I’m a bit confused … the ingredient list doesn’t list coconut but the directions do. If coconut is to be added – how much? Also I assume you just mix the cereal in when you add the marshmallows. This looks tasty and a nice change from the butterscotch ones.

      • Julie
        May 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

        Sorry, coconut is meant to be cereal – made the change!

    • Julie
      May 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

      Sorry, meant to say cereal! In the other I use coconut sometimes.

  2. Elaine
    May 24, 2017 at 11:12 am

    Hi Julie, do you think 300grams of chocolate chips is around 2 cups? I’ve been googling it but there’s a range of answers. My kids are going to love this recipe. Thanks!

  3. Wendy
    May 25, 2017 at 6:48 am

    The directions call for butterscotch chips but the ingredients list chocolate chips. I guess they are interchangeable.

    • Julie
      May 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Yes, they are!

  4. esme
    May 26, 2017 at 12:39 am

    Drool. Slurp. Eat. Repeat! Thanks, Julie. These are delicious and stoopidly easy to make. It just doesn’t get much better!

    • Julie
      May 26, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      I know – best things ever.

  5. Carolyn
    May 26, 2017 at 8:49 am

    These are a family favourite – I can’t remember a Christmas without them. One of those recipes for me that you look forward to all year long. I love the idea of adding rice krispies – can’t wait to try them with that variation!

    • Julie
      May 26, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      I know right???

  6. Cheryl
    June 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I remember my mom getting the recipe from a neighbour during a brief time living in Charlottetown. They were known as “no name squares” and made with chocolate. They were my Christmas favourites and I didn’t realize that they were a commonly made square with butterscotch chips until I was an adult! Now my kids prefer the butterscotch version.

  7. Carries Barries
    July 26, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    I made mine with crunchy peanut butter yumm!!

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