Monday, June 1, 2015

Church Windows (chocolate-peanut butter-marshmallow bars)


Church Windows (Chocolate-Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars)

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1 bag (9 ounces) fruit-flavored marshmallows

  1. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter. Turn on heat to low. This is important. You need to treat this sauce gently or it might scorch. Stir with a wooden spoon or heat resistant spatula until ingredients are melted and smooth. Sauce should be shiny. 

  2. Remove pan from heat. Allow to cool for about fifteen minutes. 

  3. Line a 9x9x2-inch pan with parchment paper. 

  4. Stir marshmallows into cooled chocolate mixture. Spread mixture into prepared pan. Use a rubber spatula to get all of the chocolate sauce that might cling to the side of the pan. Spread it over the marshmallows. 

  5. Chill for three hours or overnight. Using parchment paper, lift bars out of pan. Cut into small squares (these are sweet and rich. small bars are perfect.)

  6. Serve or store in a sealed container. 
Makes 36 squares.