fluffernutter-butter bars

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Tam D
from The Dalles, OR

I took a simple old favorite and set out to make it something special. My family took one look and couldn't wait to dive in -- and they didn't! They had some before dinner, they had some after dinner.. Definitely a win :) I hope you enjoy these as much as we did -- with a little more self-control :D

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Oh wow! These are sure to be a hit whenever you serve them. We used almond butter in these and it was delish. Quick & super easy to make. The peanut butter chips and the peanut butter cups on top put these over the top!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 2 Reviews
serves 25-30 depending on size
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Microwave

Ingredients For fluffernutter-butter bars

  • 5 Tbsp
    butter
  • 5 c
    mini marshmallows
  • 2/3 c
    peanut or almond butter
  • 5 c
    Rice Krispies cereal
  • 1 1/2 c
    mini marshmallows
  • 1 c
    graham cookies, broken (like teddy grahams)
  • 1 pkg
    Reese's peanut butter chips (10 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut oil (optional)
  • 1 bag
    Reese's peanut butter cups, 10.5 oz.

How To Make fluffernutter-butter bars

  • 1
    Unwrap the peanut butter cups and do a rough chop to make small, bite-sized pieces, but not too small. Set aside. Note: I used miniatures, but original size would work just as well. If you're in a mad rush you can use the unwrapped Minis, but you won't get the same richness.
  • 2
    In extra-large microwaveable bowl heat butter and 5 c. marshmallows on high 2 min. Stir. Heat one minute more. Add nut butter and stir until smooth. You may need a few additional seconds in the microwave. Note: You'll need two bags of mini marshmallows.
  • 3
    Add cereal, stir until well coated. Quickly fold in 1 1/2 c. marshmallows, and broken graham cookies. Note: We're wheat sensitive, so I used Barbara's Bakery Oatmeal Snackimals, but any graham-flavor cookie would work.
  • 4
    Press lightly into 9" square pan that has been greased or coated with food release spray. Try not to compact too much -- this will make them harder to cut later. Set aside.
  • 5
    Put the peanut butter chips into a small microwaveable bowl with the coconut oil. (The coconut oil is not necessary, but gives a nice smooth texture that firms but doesn't harden.) Microwave on high 1 minute. Stir. Microwave 1 minute more, stir til smooth and all chips are melted. If necessary you can microwave a few additional seconds at a time, sitrring between, until they're melted.
  • 6
    Spread peanut butter yumminess evenly over the cereal layer.
  • 7
    Cover the top with the chopped Peanut Butter Cups, and press lightly into the melted layer, so they'll bind, and not fall off.
  • 8
    Refrigerate at least an hour, to allow everything to set together. Remove, and let set at room temperature 15-30 minutes. Cut and serve, and enjoy eye-rolling and happy mumbles :)
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