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Crispy Chocolate Squares

Folks will think you slaved away on these fast and fudgy treats. People often request the recipe and are surprised to find out how easy they are to make. Even kids can make 'em! —Karen Speidel, Wheeling, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen


  • 1 package (10 ounces) miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 cups crisp rice cereal
  • 1 cup salted peanuts
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the marshmallows, peanut butter, chocolate chips and butter. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 minutes. Stir until well blended (the mixture will be lumpy). Add cereal and peanuts; stir until well coated. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. pan.
  • For the frosting, combine chocolate chips, butter and milk in another microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on high for 1 minute. Add sugar and vanilla. With an electric mixer, beat frosting until smooth. Spread over the cereal mixture. Cover and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares.

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  • Maritza
    Dec 5, 2020

    These are DELICIOUS! I didn’t have salted peanuts so I just used ‘super crunch’ peanut butter. They are very rich and sweet though so I cut them up in small squares (like you would with fudge) and everyone loved them.

  • mlsattele
    Dec 19, 2013

    Took these to an office party and left with just a clean plate. They were a HUGE hit.

  • kathed5
    Apr 3, 2012

    I made these for my husband to take to work for his gluten free co-workers. They were delicious. I made several copies of the recipe, and sent them along. These are better than scotcheroos. I will make these bars again!

  • lottieda
    Mar 13, 2012

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  • FriedaG
    Jan 4, 2008

    My two sons helped me make these treats many times. They always "licked" the bowl afterwards. Sometimes I leave off the frosting, but either way the squares are scrumptious.