Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

These bars need no explanation.

No preamble.

No urging you to make them.

No trying to convince you how good these are.

This isn’t exactly a recipe for chipotle lentils and vegetablesNot that they’re not great and all, but c’mon.

Chocolate chip cookie dough, marshmallows and more chocolate chips…

Sandwiched in between two layers of rice krispie treats…

And topped with chocolate frosting…

…I hope I don’t have to prod and urge you to make these.


No Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Treats with Chocolate Frosting

This is 3 Step Recipe: Cookie Dough + Rice Krispie mixture + Chocolate Frosting

You are sandwiching the cookie dough and marshmallows in between two rice krispie layers and then adding frosting to the top.

1. For the Raw Vegan Cookie Dough, I used my own recipe which is as follows

2/3 c cashews

1/3 c oats

2 to 3 tbsp agave (or maple syrup or a maple/agave blend)

1/ 2 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 c chocolate chips

Directions: First blend the cashews and oats in a Vitamix or food processor until you have a powder (for Vita users this is less than 10 seconds).  Next, add the agave and vanilla extract.  Blend again for about 10 seconds.  Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.  The cookie dough takes 90 seconds to make.


2. For the Rice Krispie Bar Mixture, I used an adaptation of my own recipe

1 10.5-oz bag of marshmallows

4 to 5 c Rice Krispies cereal

1/2 c butter (1 stick)

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Directions: Take most of the bag of marshmallows (reserving about 1 c of marshmallows) and add them to a microwave-safe bowl with the butter.  Microwave until the marshmallows melt which is probably about 90 seconds but check and stir every 45 seconds.  Stir/whip the marshmallows and melted butter with a spoon; add the vanilla extract, and stir again.  Add in the Rice Krispies cereal.  (If you like gooey-ier/chewier bars, use about 4 c of cereal and if you like drier/denser bars use more towards 5 c of cereal).  Stir to combine.  This step comes together in about 3 minutes of active work.


3. For the Chocolate Frosting, I used an adaptation of my own recipe (or feel free to simply melt chocolate chips and use melted chocolate as your frosting)

1 c chocolate chips

1/4 c cream or milk

2 tbsp butter or margarine

1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Optional: sugar, powdered sugar, or stevia to taste

Directions: Melt chips in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second increments in microwave.  Stir until smooth and then add remaining ingredients and stir until combined.


Assembly Directions:

1. Make the Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough first and set that aside. You could double the recipe if you really want extra cookie dough but there is enough going on with these bars I don’t think you’ll need to.

2. Make the Rice Krispie bar mixture and press half of it into a foil-lined or parchment-lined and sprayed 9 x 13 pan (I am all about easy cleanup so I always line my pans).  When pressing the mixture into the pan, press it in firmly.  If it’s sticky and you don’t want to use your bare hands or if it’s sticking everywhere, use rubber gloves and/or use a pat of butter/margarine on your hands when pressing it in.   Works like a charm.

3. Take the cookie dough and crumble it over the rice krispie layer.

4. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows reserved in your 10.5 oz bag over the top (about 1 c)

5. Sprinkle 1/2 c to 3/4 c chocolate chips (or butterscotch, white chocolate, or peanut butter chips) over the top

6. Press the remaining half of the Rice Krispie mixture over top.  Press firmly to seal all the goodies in.

7. Now make the frosting and then spread it over the top with the back of a spatula.  You could double the frosting recipe if you want a very thick layer.

Allow to cool and set in the fridge or freezer for at least 30 minutes before slicing and serving.  Store on countertop, in the fridge, or in the freezer and pull one or two squares out 15 minutes before you want to eat them.  I freeze all my desserts and keep a stash on hand in my freezer.

Notes: This recipe can be very easily adapted to be vegan (use margarine not butter, and use vegan marshmallows rather than traditional).  And, make it gluten-free by using Rice Krispies Gluten Free cereal or another GF cereal if you are very gluten sensitive


Gather your ingredients and make the cookie dough

Detailed Step by step pictures of dough making are here but it takes literally 90 seconds and you’re done

Gather the Rice Krispie Mixture ingredients

Prepare to melt the butter and marshmallows

Add in everything else

Press half the mixture firmly into a sprayed 9 x 13 (or similar) sized pan

Tip: Put a tablespoon or two of butter/margarine/coconut oil/cooking spray/etc on your hands (or on rubber gloves) and then press firmly if it’s too sticky

Add the cookie dough crumbles

Add the marshmallows + chocolate chips

“Seal” the bars up with the remaining half of the rice krispie mixture

Seal with a firm touch.  Press it down really well.

Make the chocolate frosting and frost

Allow to chill, slice, and serve.

These bars have:

the chewiness from the rice krispie layer as well as the whole marshmallows

the crunch from the chocolate chips

the oooh and ahhh factor from the cookie dough sandwiched in

and the chocolate frosting just tops it all off!

There are a few “food groups” I really love:

Cookie Dough

Chocolate Recipes like Vegan Fudge

Marshmallow Desserts like Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting (Gluten Free)

Rice Krispie Bars:

Vegan & GF Rice Krispie Bars with Coconut Oil & Peanut Butter Frosting

or Rice Krispie Bars with Butterscotch Chips & Chocolate Frosting

Desserts in general just make me happy!

This entire sugarfest from start to finish is a 15 minute dessert and it’s no-bakeYay for not having to fire up the oven in the summer.

If you like:

Cookie Dough

You can see the cookie dough just lingering inside

And if you like Marshmallows

And if you like Chocolate

These are for you!


1.  Do you like:

Cookie Dough



If you say no, you’re reading the wrong blog!

Rice Krispie Treats?  (childhood staple for me!)

What’s your favorite item from the choices above?

2. Best thing you ate or did over the weekend?

Ok it’s a tie for me between these bars and the white chocolate bars I made on the food front.

On the life front, just being with Skylar and enjoying the summer weather, a couple nice runs, and some yoga was great.



The Great Fundraising Act for Susan is being held today on Janetha’s blog and you can Bid on My Cookie Dough Balls here

The 3 winners of the barre3 DVD giveaway will be announced next post

And if you’re just catching up on posts from the weekend, here are mine since Friday:



84 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars”

  1. kris (everyday oats) — July 25, 2011 at 1:23 am (#

    yeah…you really don’t need to prodding or urging to get me to eat these ;)

  2. Maris(In Good Taste) — July 25, 2011 at 1:59 am (#

    Love cookie dough and these look fabulous.

  3. VeggieGirl — July 25, 2011 at 2:47 am (#

    Holy…. I LOVE THOSE BARS!! Every ingredient. I bow down to you :D

    I can’t wait to bid on your cookie dough balls!! I want to try them so badly :(

  4. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance — July 25, 2011 at 2:54 am (#

    Love these! and love even MORE that the ingredients are so damn simple!

  5. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — July 25, 2011 at 3:17 am (#

    These are not a tough sell. At all. :) If anyone answers “no” to the first question I just can’t understand that!

  6. dragonmamma/naomi — July 25, 2011 at 3:49 am (#

    You are really being evil today with all of these eye-popping photos NOT urging and prodding us to make them! I’m going to eat my stir-fries and salads today and NOT give them a second thought.

  7. Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles — July 25, 2011 at 4:40 am (#

    Mmmm as delicious as these look, I’ll have to go with the vegan Rice Krispie bars instead! And yes, I love all three, chocolate, marshmallows, and cookie dough. My favorite is chocolate though, the darker the better! I’ve been craving s’mores. I think I’ll have to pick up some vegan marshmallows and dark chocolate and make some up! Mine always have peanut butter inside too :)

  8. Erica — July 25, 2011 at 4:56 am (#

    mmmm. These can jump in my belly this morning :) They’re a good post workout eat, right?? I love melted Marshmallows. Best thing I ate this weekend? oh boy…probably the peach cobbler at dinner Saturday night

  9. Melissa @ Dash of East — July 25, 2011 at 5:04 am (#

    Yummm!! I really hate that I saw these photos and recipe first thing in the morning :) Now I may have to make them or something similar so that I don’t keep thinking about them ALL day!

  10. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — July 25, 2011 at 5:16 am (#

    No prodding necessary…these might be the first thing I make in our new kitchen :-)

  11. Madeline - Greens and Jeans — July 25, 2011 at 5:16 am (#

    Holy smokes lady, you have been a baking machine recently!

  12. Lauren — July 25, 2011 at 5:31 am (#

    Oh sweet Jesus! :)

  13. katie @ KatieDid — July 25, 2011 at 5:49 am (#

    I’m bidding on your balls! haha. And I wish I could bid on these, but since they are so quick to make I guess just doing it myself would make more sense! Wow they look so incredibly indulgent and perfect in every way. The fact that they are completely GF just made my day :)

  14. Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh — July 25, 2011 at 5:54 am (#


  15. Ari@ThE DiVa DiSh — July 25, 2011 at 5:55 am (#

    AHHH my comment posted too soon! What I was saying is…HOLY MY GOODNESS these would be a MAJOR weakness of mine! Cookiedough ANYTHING is just dangerous and delicious!!
    BUT…I want these :) Like for breakfast!

  16. Sarah@The Flying ONION — July 25, 2011 at 6:01 am (#

    My Memere used to always make us kids rice krispie treats and I remember eating big hunks of them with a cold glass of chilled milk.

    These are even better, with the addition of chocolate chip cookie dough. Heaven! And no, you don’t need to urge me on to make these. The pictures do all of the talking. YUM! :D

  17. Holly @ The Runny Egg — July 25, 2011 at 6:13 am (#

    Holy cow these look amazing. I love chocolate, marshmallows, rice krispie treats, cookie dough, etc. These look delicious.

  18. kate — July 25, 2011 at 6:15 am (#

    these look so amazing I love anything with cookie dough!

  19. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) — July 25, 2011 at 6:30 am (#

    These look like pure heaven! Really do you need anything more than this in life? YUM! I had some pretty incredible pizza this weekend. I think the veggies coming straight from the garden is what put it over the top amazing for me! Have a great week Averie!

  20. Evan Thomas — July 25, 2011 at 6:37 am (#

    Funny, I just posted a rice krispie recipe today, too! Great minds think alike :-)

    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) — July 25, 2011 at 12:19 pm (#

      I hadn’t even seen this comment yet when I went to your site and commented. lol

      Glad you saw these. RKT lovers must stick together :)

  21. Katie — July 25, 2011 at 6:59 am (#

    I just made rice krispie treats last week! Wish I had thought of this. YUM.

    This is such a midwestern recipe too. I am going home this weekend, and I have a feeling my brothers and parents will LOVE this.

  22. Beth — July 25, 2011 at 7:06 am (#

    These look like another winner: easy, quick, and tasty. Great idea to combine the cookie dough with rice krispie treats.

    Best thing I ate this weekend: sushi

  23. ilana — July 25, 2011 at 7:08 am (#

    hot damn I miss having fifteen minutes to no bake a treat like this….hah I haven’t been grocery shopping in a month!!, but I just finished my ryt200 momth long intensive training on Friday (best thing I did over the weekend) so now I kinda have my life back.

    hope all is well love!!!

  24. Rachel @ Eat, Learn, Discover! — July 25, 2011 at 8:26 am (#

    reverse psychology, works every time! I think I may have some marshmallows and chocolate on hand…

  25. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons — July 25, 2011 at 9:00 am (#

    Ohmygooooosh I can’t wait to make these!!!! What a fun combo of ingredients! I haven’t had a rice krispie anything in so long… this will be my reunion with the yummy snack for sure! =) love it! P will absolutely adore the “ooh and ahh’ factor of the cookie dough… he’s an addict =)

  26. Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons — July 25, 2011 at 9:26 am (#

    ps; tagged your lovely butt in a post today! <3 thought you'd have fun sharing 7 links from your blog! <3 mwah!

  27. Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — July 25, 2011 at 9:28 am (#

    omg they’re like smores.. only better!

  28. Amber K — July 25, 2011 at 9:33 am (#

    I love cookie dough as a food group. I made my carnivore dad your some of your cookie dough balls this weekend and he thought they were so good he wanted to know how to make them! Desserts really help show how good raw/vegan food can be!

  29. Ann Claire — July 25, 2011 at 10:10 am (#

    Such a fun twist on Rice Krispy treats!! I’m sure they are amazing as all the elements involved are delicious on their own. Seriously, how do you come up with this stuff?

  30. Alexa @ Simple Eats — July 25, 2011 at 10:19 am (#

    I’m in lust over these! I want them!

  31. Jackie @ That Deep Breath — July 25, 2011 at 11:15 am (#

    These look delicious!! I need to try these

  32. Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — July 25, 2011 at 11:33 am (#

    Ok you do not need to ask me twice to try these! Wow, they look SO good and are definitely not helping my Monday detox :)

  33. Chrissy — July 25, 2011 at 11:35 am (#

    YUM!!!! I am not even slightly upset that I have to go to the store to fetch some of these ingredients. It is totally worth the trek! This is awesome, Averie!

  34. Sam@I Tell Stories — July 25, 2011 at 12:03 pm (#

    DEFINITELY going to make these! They’ll be a perfect addition to my hubby’s surprise 35th Bday BBQ! Thanks so much!

  35. Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites — July 25, 2011 at 12:25 pm (#

    Averie, you are such an enable with all those photos!!! I currently have carrot cake, rum raisin bread pudding, and soon, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies in my freezer in addition the stuff we normally have! I’m just curious… how do you go about storage of left-over baked goods?? Do you have an opportunity to give them away if you don’t have room?? I would bake way more if I had people to bake for or more storage space haha I work alone in my office and it’s just my boyfriend and me at home… We have people over sometimes during the week but typically we are all so busy I don’t have time to be the cookie fairy :(

    I adore cookie dough and chocolate…. marshmallows I can take or leave unless they are melted in something haha…

    The best think I ate over the weekend was fried plantains and banana guava ketchup!!

    • Averie (Love Veggies and Yoga) — July 25, 2011 at 12:31 pm (#

      I’ve posted about it tons and didnt mention it in this post, but I freeze EVERYTHING. I cut into squares, or balls or bites, and then just put it all in the freezer and take out what I need as needed. 15 mins and it comes up to room temp. The perfect solution. And if you have people over, you always can just pull things out. Cut up in squares and stacked, it all takes up VERY little room in a freezer.

      fried plantains and banana guava ketchup = WOW!!! i want that!

    • Sarah @ Sarah's Modern Bites — July 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm (#

      hahah I guess I can’t say I have the most organized freezer around… I need to work on that to make more room!

      The I got the fried plantains and banana guava ketchup with my meal at a place Called the East Coast Grill and Raw bar in Inman Square right outside Boston. One of my favorite places to eat in the city. they also have grilled avocado, grilled pineapple, whole roasted bananas… and the Erupting Flaming Volcano! (Their version of a scorpion bowl) They have some seriously delicious food going on there!

  36. Ali @ Urbanfruitbat — July 25, 2011 at 1:06 pm (#

    Those look absolutely crazy-town. I am amazed.

  37. blossjoss — July 25, 2011 at 1:18 pm (#

    I love all the pictures. So much chocolate. Drooling. Pornographic.

    The best thing I ate this weekend were caramel zucchini cookies with no added sugar. They may sounds sketchy, but they were delish.

  38. Ragnhild — July 25, 2011 at 1:42 pm (#

    Averie, your creations are just getting better and better :O These look wonderful! I love that they are filled with raw cookie dough- cant fail with that!
    YES I love chocolate, its the food group I focus on getting into my diet every day!
    I havent had Marshmallows since I was a kid, way before I went veg- and thats 11 years since! So I cant remember if I like them or not.
    Best thing I did over the weekend, was work (I <3 my job) and drinking wine with a few girlfriends on Saturday night!

  39. Kate (What Kate is Cooking) — July 25, 2011 at 2:09 pm (#

    I am on SUCH a marshmallow kick lately! They’re all I think about :)

  40. Christine (The Raw Project) — July 25, 2011 at 2:17 pm (#

    These look wonderful and so many great dessert recipes here. You are the dessert queen!

    1. Sure
    2. Probably the raw health expo, lots of information and inspiration.

  41. Amanda@ the beautynotebooks — July 25, 2011 at 5:49 pm (#


  42. lee — July 25, 2011 at 8:03 pm (#

    Oh, one second please – excuse me while I wipe all the drool off my keyboard. These look divine (!) – and I love the idea of a delicious chocolatey dessert that doesn’t require baking. Can’t wait to try these soon! =)

  43. Marla — July 25, 2011 at 8:21 pm (#

    Nice towers of sweet treats girl! When are you going to Boulder??

  44. Lindsey @ Why Just Eat — July 26, 2011 at 6:10 am (#

    Wow – those look just plain amazing.

  45. nicole {sweet peony} — December 14, 2011 at 10:28 am (#

    wowww these look so pretty!! i love rice krispies treats & i can’t even imagine how good they are with cookie dough AND marshmallows!!! pretty pictures too :)

    • Averie @ Love Veggies & Yoga — December 14, 2011 at 11:18 am (#

      thanks, Nicole…and they are EASY and no-bake which is nice this time of the (baking overload) year.

  46. Maria — December 14, 2011 at 12:10 pm (#

    Saw these on Pinterest! I want them now:)

  47. Beth — June 15, 2012 at 1:06 pm (#

    Oh, wow. Two of my most favorite treats rolled into one! (cookie dough, rice kripie treats!) Just clicked over her from and was browsing your dessert recipes. So decadent and delicious looking!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 15, 2012 at 2:15 pm (#

      thanks for finding me from the Kitchn and for saying hi! Keep in touch and LMK if you end up making anything!

  48. Nikki — November 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm (#

    Could you use any type of cookie dough for this? I have a sugar cookie dough that I love 10 X more as dough than as baked cookies and would love to use it for this with the addition of the chocolate chips of course!!

    • Averie @ Averie Cooks — November 22, 2012 at 11:27 pm (#

      The issue of using prepared sugar cookie dough, i.e. the refrigerated kind in a tube or with one you make yourself, is that normally it has raw eggs in it and because these bars aren’t going to be baked, you’d be eating raw dough. Now, for some people, they don’t care and I think everyone should eat what they want and are comfortable with…so use what you like and what you prefer and what your comfortable with. Heaven knows I’ve eaten my share of raw dough over the years :)

    • Nikki — November 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm (#

      Thanks for the quickie response! I don’t know for sure if this recipe has eggs or not, but I am sure I could just make it without the eggs, since eggs are really only crucial to how they process when baking, which, clearly won’t be a problem here! I’ve been really itching to make some jazzed up rice krispie treats for some reason (I usually don’t even think about them), and have soooo many ideas I want to try… but this is near the top! I may even make my own little rendition of this using a peanut butter rice krispie recipe that uses corn syrup instead of marshmallow, and use your idea of the cookie dough. Haha… good thing my sis is skinny cause she’s gonna eat these things FAST!! (I’m making her a big platter of assorted baked goods and other sweet treats)!

  49. — January 26, 2013 at 4:17 am (#

    Your blog, “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars” was truly worth writing
    a comment down here in the comment section! Only wanted to mention you did a great work.

    Thanks for the post ,Wendi

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