This is a delicious no bake dessert. I decided to try creating something new. The bottom of the bars are made with crispy rice cereal Peanut butter and chocolate. They have a layer of chunky Peanut Butter Marshmallow . Then I topped them off with Chocolate. I have a new big hit in my home. We are loving these. Enjoy all!
Foil line , or parchment line a 9x13 inch pan. spray foil with vegetable oil spray if using foil to line. Set aside.
In a large bowl place chopped butter and peanut butter. Place in microwave for 2- 3 minutes or until everything is really melted. Take out of microwave and mix.
Add in the 3/4 cup of chocolate chips and mix together well. Chocolate chips will melt into the mixture. Add powdered sugar and puffed rice cereal. mix altogether. Spread mixture evenly into the buttered 9 x 13 pan. Place in fridge to set up a little bit.
While that is in the fridge. make the peanut butter marshmallow topping.
In a bowl. Mox the marshmallow fuff with the peanut butter. If using creamy peanut butter you may add some chopped peanuts to this mixture at this point. Mix with spoon as well as you can. Add in 1/2 cup powdered sugar. Add more if needed to make it nougat like. It should be almost like pulling taffy.
At this point mix with hands. After kneading with hands. It will resemble nougat.
Place marsmallow mixture on peanut butter crispy top. Spread with hands until top is completely covered.
Set microwave timer to 2 1/2 minutes. Place 2 cups of chocolate chips in a bowl. Top with the shortening. Place bowl and microwave. Stop every 30 seconds to stir. You will do this until chocolate is melted completely combined and is all melted. Do not overcook. Remove from microwave and let cool for at least five -ten minutes.
Spread chocolate over marshmallow topping on bars. Optional- At this point you can sprinkle with Jimmies or candies. reeces pieces, m&m's etc. Place back in the fridge until it is set. About an hour. Cut into small bars and serve. enjoy!