Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe

Kim Beaulieu | Cravings of a Lunatic Updated

Chocolate Marshmallow Bars are a marshmallow lovers dream. Enrobed in chocolate--who couldn't love it?

Have I mentioned before how much I love marshmallows? The more colourful the better. The more "melty" the better.

When they get all warm and soft it melts my heart. I cannot resist any recipe that uses marshmallows. 

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Toss some chocolate in with those marshmallows and I've moved into the swooning stage. There is something about combining marshmallows with chocolate that just makes people happy.

Me included.

I think everyone feels that way about chocolate and marshmallows. It goes back to childhood memories if you ask me.

Who doesn't remember eating s'mores as a kid? That first taste of chocolate and melting marshmallows is amazing

I bet you're thinking about s'mores right now, aren't you? Sorry about that. Now focus, people.

This is not s'mores. It's better than s'mores. Why? Because you won't smell like campfire after you nosh on these. 

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This recipe is super simple. I mean SUPER simple.

Like it should wear a cape. That kind of super. It's incredibly easy to make.

There are only 3 ingredients. I know, right? I know it sounds crazy, but it's true. 

It is really quick to make too. You can make it on the stove top, or you can make it in the microwave.

Either way works. I prefer to make mine on the stove. I just like having a bit more control over the process. 

If you decide to make it on the stove you have two options. You can use a double boiler if you have one.

I do not have one. I know, I know.

Sort of odd for a food blogger not to have proper gear. I've just never invested in one. 

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For those of you who do not own a double boiler there is a way to replicate it. Use a saucepan, fill it partway with water, then put a heat-safe bowl over top, making sure not to let the bottom of the bowl touch the top of the water. 

Using the make shift version has always worked really well for me. Just bring the water to a boil, place the bowl on top and melt everything more slowly.

I find it's less likely to scorch the chocolate this way. 

This recipe is something I've been making since I was a teenager. I have no recollection where I learned to make it.

Cookbook, a friend, or maybe I was desperate for a chocolate bar and got creative. I wish I knew which. 

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It's basically just a peanut free rocky road. I love peanuts, but not a big fan of combining them with marshmallows for some reason.

So this is my version of rocky road, peanut-free and gooey like crazy. 

So if you like ooey, gooey, melty marshmallows this recipe is for you. If you dig peanuts, toss some in there.

No biggie. Just do your thing, get as creative as you want, or keep it simple like me. Your choice. 

However you make it I suggest you double-batch it. This stuff disappears fast. I'm not pointing any fingers or anything. Mostly because those fingers would be pointed in my direction. 

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Chocolate Marshmallow Bars Recipe

      18 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups Milk Chocolate Chips, About 1 pound
  • 3 cups Miniature Marshmallows, Preferably multicolored
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract, If you want to get creative, try almond extract it a batch. It rocks.

Directions

  1. Line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate using whichever method you prefer, you can use the double boiler method, make shift double boiler method, or the microwave method. Whichever method you use be sure to stir often. So pop the chocolate in the bowl, melt the chocolate over medium heat, and stir until absolutely smooth as silk.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and stir briefly. 
  4. Now add the marshmallows, stir just enough to mix them in so they stay in pieces. You just want to coat them with enough chocolate that each bite will be a mix of chocolate and marshmallows. 
  5. Pour into the baking pan, smooth out. If you need help with the smoothing process, here is a little tip for you. Coat the back of a tablespoon with non-stick spray. Then use the back of the tablespoon to smooth the surface. Works great for this, and also for krispie treats. It's a neat trick. 
  6. Pop the baking pan in the fridge for about an hour. 
  7. Remove the pan from the fridge, use the parchment to help lift the bars out, and then cut them into squares. 
  8. Serve with a big old marshmallow and chocolate loving smile!

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Author: Kim Beaulieu
Recipe Yields: 36 bars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 72 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 bars
Servings Per Recipe 18

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 56
Calories 138

% Daily Value*
11%
Total Fat 7g
20%
  Saturated Fat 4g
0%
Sodium 9mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 21g
2%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 17g
2%
Protein 1g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Kim Beaulieu

About Kim

Kim covers everything from desserts to grilling on her two blogs, Cravings of A Lunatic and Kiss My Smoke. At Food Fanatic, however, she's dedicated to all things Chocolate, and we're SO glad!