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

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85 comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars”

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  3. 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

  4. 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!!

    • 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 :)

      • 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)!

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  6. 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!

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  18. Saw these on Pinterest! I want them now:)

  19. 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 :)

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