Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars

I was stumped coming up with a name for these bars.  There is so much good stuff in them and I didn’t want to omit any key words from the title.

I almost called these Everything-In-Your-Cupboard-Bars but decided that didn’t have a great ring to it.

White and dark chocolate chips, marshmallow creme, peanut butter, oats, a can of sweetened condensed milk and plenty of vanilla extract.

And oh boy, these are my newest favorite bar.

After baking the sweetened condensed milk. marshmallow creme, and peanut butter solidifies into a semi-firm, frosting-ish layer but it’s not really frosting.

It’s more like a Pillowtop.

Just like with a pillowtop for the bed, that top layer is smooth, soft yet firm, comforting, luxurious.

I would love to take a nap on that pillowtop.

Or sink my teeth into it, which I’ve done plenty of already.

They bottom layer is mixture of melted white chocolate, oats, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla.  Rich, chewy, dense.

If you like white chocolate or sweetened condensed milk, you’re going to love the bottom layer because these bars are bursting with those two flavors.

I didn’t add any eggs and being that there’s no flour, these make for an easy egg-free and gluten-free dessert.

So as long as you’re not sugar free, I’m thinking you’ll like these.



Marshmallow Peanut Butter Double Chocolate Pillowtop Bars (Gluten Free, Egg Free, with Vegan Option)


2/3 c marshmallow creme

2/3 c peanut butter

1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk, divided

1 tsp vanilla extract + 1 tsp vanilla extract

1 1/4 c white chocolate chips (this is most of a 10 oz bag)

1/4 c butter

1 tsp vanilla extract

2 c whole rolled oats

1/2 c (or more) chocolate chips

Optional: 1/4 c+ of other chips such as white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, toffee bits, sprinkles etc)


1. Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8 x 8 or 9 x9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. Place marshmallow creme, peanut butter, half of the 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk, and 1 tsp vanilla extract into a medium bowl and mix with a spoon until well combined.  Set aside.  This is the marshmallow/peanut butter layer.

3. Place butter and white chocolate chips into a saucepan and heat over the stove top to melt.  Note that the white chocolate and the butter will melt fast, possibly within 30 seconds.  Take care not to scorch it by taking it off the heat source as soon as it shows signs of melting and just keep stirring it with a spoon to encourage full melting.  After the white chocolate chips and butter have melted, add the remaining half of the 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk and 1 tsp vanilla extract.  Stir again.  Add in the oats and stir.  Pour this white chocolate/oats mixture into the prepared baking pan.

4. Add the marshmallow/peanut butter layer over the top of the white chocolate/oats layer.  Gently spread it over the top with a spatula.

5. Lightly layer the chocolate chips (or other/additional chips) over the top.

6. Bake for 20-22 minutes at 350F or until edges begin to pull slightly away or brown a big.  Center may seem somewhat jiggly, but will set up while cools.  Don’t overbake.  You want these gooey.  Allow to cool well before slicing and serving.  Expedite this by placing in the fridge or freezer.


Use certified GF oats if needed rather than conventional oats and read all labels on all other products to check for trace gluten.

To make this vegan, use margarine in place of butter.  Use full fat coconut milk sweetened with agave rather than sweetened condensed milk.  Use vegan white chocolate and vegan marshmallows<– Lots of tweaks, yes, but not impossible.



The recipe I used is very forgiving so if you have most of the ingredients, you’ll be okay.

Most people, or more specifically, most blog readers have oats, peanut butter, and chocolate chips on hand, right?

Thought so.

If you like the sound of today’s bars, I also recommend…

White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Cake Bars.  They are more white-chocolate-meets-cake tasting because I used cake mix as the base layer rather than oats.

And if you want something that’s vegan and gluten free, a bit less sweet, very robust and flavorful because of the pumpkin, I suggest Pumpkin Peanut Butter Oatmeal Bars

Magic 8 Bars also have white and dark chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.  If you’ve never had a Seven Layer bar, try…eight.

Back to the Pillowtop Bars and how good it feels to make teeth marks in them.

You’ll thank me later that you tried these even if it means a little extra time on the treadmill.

They’re worth it.

They’re probably my newest favorite dessert.  The runner up is probably these cookies but you can’t really compare cookies and bars, apples and oranges.


1. Are you a fan of white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, marshmallows?  What makes you say…ahhhh….What’s your current favorite dessert?

2. Ever tried a pillowtop topper for your mattress or have a mattress with a pillowtop that’s attached?

Once I bought a pillowtop layer add-on from Bed Bath & Beyond for a rock hard mattress and it helped tremendously.  It was a much cheaper alternative than buying a new softer mattress for a bed that was in our guest room (when we had a guest room).

There’s a difference between firm and rock-like.  Some firmness is fine, but not too much.  I’d prefer soft and squish to that sleeping on concrete feel.  What about you?

Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving if you celebrate and a great weekend.   Have a great week!

Thanks for the $50 Clothing Giveaway entries!


  1. Your desserts are divine. I have to try this recipe! Thanks!

  2. I’m not a huge white chocolate fan, but there are so many other delicious things in here (can we say marshmallow creme!?) that I think I could handle these ;)

  3. These sound (and look!) like little bites of heaven! I love that your recipes are so easy to make, but LOOK like you slaved over them. I’m gonna have to try these :D yes, I like sugar!

  4. These look seriously divine!! I’m a big fan of dark chocolate right now, but I’ll eat any type without hesitation hah!

  5. I love desserts with condensed milk. These pillowtop bars look so luscious!

  6. the name of this post totally makes me want to go to sleep hahaha i think thats the point. i do have a pillowtop and it makes ALL the differencein the world!

  7. “Pillowtop” bars – I love it! Marshmallows, white choc, PB…I’m sold. I love that you and I have, like, identical tastes in sweet-treat flavors.

  8. Oh Averie, these look like heaven!!!! Those are all of my favorite flavors combined in one bar. These have moved up to #1 on my baking list! Question: what are your go to breakfasts? I am in a breakfast rut!!!

  9. I am a fan of all of the above ummm that’s my problem love sweets too much :) I have never bought a mattress topper but slept on my moms once it made a huge difference. I really want a Tempurpedic bed but do not want to fork over the cash, but heard they were worth it!

  10. I’m completely in love with peanut butter and white chocolate, when I was home over the weekend I couldn’t resist snagging a few Reeses peanut butter chips and white chocolate chips here and there… These look amazing! :)

  11. Those just look so ooey-gooey perfect. Just loving your photography my friend!! You even make me want to eat a donut ;-) We have a pillow top mattress. Pros/cons of course. The one thing is that you can’t flip it you can only rotate it. So it definitely seems to have sinking spots – if that makes sense. But it is comfy.

  12. i’m thinking the oats in these make them healthy. right?

  13. Oh. My. Goodness. I can’t wait to try these bars! Thank you for inventing them, I just know they will be divine.

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  17. I really need to try your granola bars. They always look so delish and I need healthy snacks to take to work.

  18. Love the name of these!!

  19. Oh my goodness, these look heaven sent! All my favorite things in one bar? Yes please!

  20. Seriously, I think you have absolutely OUTDONE yourself with these. They look beyond sinful!

  21. WOW just WOW! I think the amazing pics you take of food, make it even more drool worthy!

    Thank you for the yoga mat feedback too! <3

  22. These look fantastic! I’m thinking I’m going to have to make them for my housewarming party in a few weeks!

  23. wow. those look insaneeeeely delicious. can i just come be your neighbor and we can swap goodies all the time? hahaha seriously though, nice job!!

  24. I love that they look so gooey on the inside!

  25. On my way to Target in my PJ’s to get the ingredients…



  26. These look amazing! I’m collecting recipes to make for my friends for the holidays, and these are perfect! :D

    My current favourite dessert are Nanaimo bars – I just made some yesterday and ate my first Nanaimo bar ever. It was pure bliss!

  27. yum! love the name pillowtop :)

  28. Your notes say to make this GF to use a GF cake mix. I think you meant to use GF oats….

  29. Oh wow, these look delicious, Averie! They look gooey and sweet and delicious! I think you did a great job coming up with the perfect name!

  30. I love these bars, and I see it’s a simple on pan recipe! :) My OMG, must have that makes me go Ahhh is Peanut Butter! Oh man, I love the stuff and I never used to, just this past year I fell in love with it. I make it weekly!!

    Your funny, about Pillow topper question, I didn’t see that question coming. I use a Pillow Topper on my bed, and I love it! I love I can take it to the laundry mat and wash it! You can’t do that on a regular pillow top mattress.

  31. I love the name of these! So creative. I could literally eat sweetened condensed milk by the spoonful.

  32. Mmmm! These look incredible! Thanks so much for the recipe, will be making soon!

  33. HOLY SMOKES! those look amazingly delicious. I love that you always give so many options for people with your recipes…lots of subsitutions and other things that people can add or subtract to make it fit their desires…although I will gladly take pretty much anything that comes out of your kitchen!

    what make sme say ahh is peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! and blondie bars that are DOUGHY mmm

    did I mention how amazing your cranberry sauce was? SUCH A HIT!

    • Oh I am glad the cranberry chutney was a hit. Makes me feel great!! :)

      Thanks for noticing, too, that I give options and substitutions. I try. I never want someone to not make something of mine b/c they don’t have one little ingredient which could likely be omitted or subbed for something else anyway.


  34. YUM! I am going to try these with GF oats. What gorgeous pictures!

  35. I am amazed at how you can come up with the ideas for all of these delicious looking bars! I plan on making a few of your recipes in December!!!

  36. Your recipes are really building up in my favorite recipe bookmark tab, haha! And of course, here are a few more I’ll be adding…it’s a good thing cookie season is here!

  37. Are you a fan of white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, marshmallows? <- Um, duh. YES!

    You know what's funny is that those pumpkin peanut butter bars actually look healthy next to the rest of these desserts. :)

    Gooey. That's my kind of dessert.

  38. I bet you are by far the most popular mom when it comes to Skylar´s playdates, right??
    As always, these bars look absolutely delicious!

  39. Oh my goodness – all of my favorite things rolled into one bar! Delish!

  40. these bars are absolutely beautiful! x

  41. I’m in love! These sound so dreamy :)

  42. Your bars are always so gorgeous! I am baking today and these make me even more excited about it ;). Thank you- as always- for your amazing comments. They make me smile!

    1. Are you a fan of white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanut butter, vanilla, marshmallows? What makes you say…ahhhh….What’s your current favorite dessert? I used to not like white chocolate at all. Now I really like it in certain desserts. Dark chocolate is my favorite (of the chocolates). Current favorite dessert? It it odd to say soy mistos/cafe au laits?

    2. Ever tried a pillowtop topper for your mattress or have a mattress with a pillowtop that’s attached? We have one thats attached. Its ridiculous awesome

  43. Averie, this looks simply amazing! I love the pillowtopness (can we create that new word? :) ). My husband and I did have a pillowtop mattress and it wasn’t great. We recently got a new one from our warranty! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving & weekend!

  44. I love any recipe where you can just throw stuff in and it is successful. These look perfect!

  45. Ooooooo MYYYYY G!!! Ok, dollface, you’re killing me over here!!!! I could eat these till the cows come home with no flour in them!!! These look amazing! Do you make all this stuff up off the top of your gorgeous noggin??? You need to make a book…and ebook and sell it!


  46. These look so delicious! The texture looks amazing.

  47. Okay you had me with the first mention of white chocolate. Dark chocolate is not my thing, but man I can go to town on some white chocolate. Your bars are awesome! I never used to be a big bar fan, it was all about cookies and ooh, brownies! – which I guess are technically bar-shaped. But you have taken things to a whole other level!

  48. Hi Averie. I am a DARK chocolate fan!!! Give me a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and I am in utter bliss. I’m actually making dark chocolate cookies today with dark chocolate chips. Yummy!

    BTW, I do love how you create all your yummy desserts. That requires talent as baking is a science. Kudos to you!

    Jackie :)

  49. I love the look of the chocolate chips scattered across the top. Nice contrast!

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