Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough & Marshmallow Stuffed Rice Krispie Bars


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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.


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

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


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:


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  1. 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

  2. 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!!

    1. 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 :)

      1. 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)!

  3. 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!

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

  4. 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 :)

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

  5. 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! =)

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!!

    1. 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!

      1. 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!

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

  11. 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!

  12. 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 :)

  13. 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?

  14. 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!

      1. Thank you so much for that link! I am learning so much. In fact, I’ve gone off on a link tangent. Clicking on any and everything that catches my eye. I’m reading about making my own kefir now. You are a wealth of information!

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

  16. 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 =)

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

  18. 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!!!

  19. 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

  20. 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.

    1. 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. 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!

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

  23. 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

  24. 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!

  25. 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 :)

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

  27. 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!

  28. 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

  29. 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 :)

  30. 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.

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

  32. 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 :(