I had to find an easy dessert that was kid friendly and came across this one. It’s a nice combo of brownie, marshmallow, chocolate and rice crunch. To say the least it was a HUGE hit. It’s rich so a little piece goes a long way which is nice when you are feeding a crowd. They can be served cold or room temp. We preferred them cold as they held together better and where less gooey and messy.
I used a different brand of brownie mix, but I did use the Pillsbury Vanilla Marshmallow Fluffy Frosting. I hadn’t used it before, but I almost liked using this more than the jar of marshmallow fluff.
Brownie Marshmallow Crunch Bars
(Adapted from Valerie’s Kitchen)
1 (18.4 ounce) package Pillsbury™ Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup water
1 (12 ounce) container Pillsbury™ Vanilla Marshmallow Fluffy Frost™
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
1 tablespoon butter
1-1/2 cups crisp rice cereal
Follow package directions and combine brownie mix with oil, water, and eggs. Bake in a 13" x 9" pan, as directed. Remove from oven and allow to cool for about an hour.
Top brownie layer with the frosting, smoothing out evenly.
For topping, combine the chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan.
Cook and stir over low heat until chocolate chips have completely melted and mixture is well combined.
Remove from the heat and quickly stir in crisp rice cereal.
Immediately spoon the mixture over the top of the frosting layer and gently spread out evenly. Chill until set.
Allow to sit out for 10 minutes before slicing and serving. Bars are delicious served cold or at room temperature.