April 21, 2014

Reese's S'more Magic Layer Bars

This is one of those treats where you keep saying "Just one more Bite" and then you still keep eating it. The base is like a chewy cookie and the topping is creamy, chewy and crunchy all at the same time.

I am obsessed with Reese's Pieces and it's dangerous for me to keep a bag in the house, because before you know it the WHOLE bag is gone?   What . . . who ate all of those???

I wasn't sure how the marshmallows were going to hold up, so I opted to freeze them . . .  that way, it would take a little longer for them to melt.  They still ended up getting very brown, which was great for that toasty flavor and once you covered the bars with the peanut butter chocolate glaze, you couldn't tell how brown they really were.  If you don't want them to get as brown, just tent a piece of foil over the bars for the last few minutes of baking.

Do you have a favorite magic bar recipe?  I would love to try it :)
Reese's S'more Magic Layer Bars
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

1 yellow cake mix
1 egg
1/2 c. unsalted butter, softened
1/3 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. frozen mini marshmallows
1/2 c. milk chocolate chips
1/3 c. white chocolate chips
3/4 c. Reese's Pieces Candy
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 c. milk chocolate chips + 2 Tbl. peanut butter, for drizzle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine cake mix, egg, butter and 1/3 cup peanut butter and mix together until a dough forms.  Press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.  Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and top with frozen marshmallows, 1/2 cup chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and Reese's Pieces Candy.  Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top.  Bake for 20-22 minutes.  The marshmallows will get very brown.  If you don't want them to brown as much, tent a piece of foil over the top for the last few minutes of baking.  Cool completely.  Melt 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips and 2 Tablespoons of peanut butter in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until smooth and creamy.  Use a fork and drizzle over cooled bars.  Cut into bars and serve.  Makes 15 bars.  

slightly adapted from: Le Creme De La Crumb

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  1. I think these may become my new favorite magic layer bars!

    1. I sure couldn't stop eating them!! Thanks.

  2. I just pinned these to save your recipe. =)
    They look yummy!

  3. These bars look seriously incredible Jenn - all my favorite things! Pinned!

  4. Jenn these looks amazing! All of my favorite things in one par. So delicious! I will be featuring these on Saturday Night Fever this week. :)