These bars need no explanation.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

No preamble.

No urging you to make them.

No trying to convince you how good these are.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

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…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

And topped with chocolate frosting…

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

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

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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

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Gather your ingredients and make the cookie dough

Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

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

Rice Krispie Mixture ingredients

Prepare to melt the butter and marshmallows

melt the butter and marshmallows

Add in everything else

melt the butter and marshmallows and cereal

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

Rice krispie mix in panTip: 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

cookie dough crumbles

Add the marshmallows + chocolate chips

marshmallows + chocolate chips

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

marshmallows + chocolate chips + rice krispieSeal with a firm touch.  Press it down really well.

Make the chocolate frosting and frost

chocolate frosting

Allow to chill, slice, and serve.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

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

Cookie Dough balls

Chocolate Recipes like Vegan Fudge

Vegan Fudge

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

Marshmallow Desserts like Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars with Vegan Chocolate Frosting
 

Rice Krispie Bars:

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

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

or Rice Krispie Bars with Butterscotch Chips & Chocolate Frosting

Rice Krispie Bars with Butterscotch Chips & Chocolate Frosting close up

Desserts in general just make me happy!

Krispy Treat bars stacked on plates with Chocolate Frosting

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

Krispy Bars with Cookie dough and chocolate frosting stacked close upYou can see the cookie dough just lingering inside

And if you like Marshmallows

Krispy Bars with marshmallows and frosting close up

And if you like Chocolate

Overhead of stacked bars on red plate

These are for you!

Three plates stacked with Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars

Close up of Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars stacked on plate

Questions:

1.  Do you like:

Cookie Dough

Marshmallows

Chocolate?

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.

 

Reminders:

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:

 

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