July 21, 2011

Peanut Butter M&M Chex Bars

 As you all know I am a sucker for a marshmallow treat.
If it is bound together by marshmallow and butter there is a fair chance that I will eat it.

And I might possibly be addicted to Peanut Butter M&Ms.
It's just a possibility.
But I dream about them.
I stand and stare at them when I am at the supermarket.
I know that if I buy them I will eat them all.  In one night.
I lie to my children about why there are none left in their treat bags..."oh, your dad must have eaten them all..I have no idea".
I had to attend Peanut Butter M&M rehab.
There was an intervention and everything.
So I want you to know that I am risking my sobriety with these treats.
That's how much I love you.

With that said, I have combined 2 of my most favorite sweets into one delicious no-bake bar.
And with it being 176° outside right now I do not need a reason to turn on the oven.
You're welcome.

Peanut Butter M&M Chex Bars
6 cups Rice Chex
1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows, divided
3 Tbsp. butter
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1 (11.4 oz) bag of peanut butter M&Ms ~ approx 2 cups
2 oz semi sweet chocolate to drizzle
Spray a 9x9 pan with cooking spray.  Set aside.
In a large pot over low heat melt butter.
When the butter is melted add 4 cups of your mini marshmallows.
Stir until marshmallows are melted.
Remove from heat.
Stir in you peanut butter until incorporated.  Add your Rice Chex.  
Stir until evenly coated.
The mixture should be cool enough now to stir in the remaining marshmallows and M&Ms without them melting.
Now transfer to your 9x9 pan.
Press mixture evenly in your pan.
Melt the 2 oz of chocolate in the microwave on 50% power for 2 minutes (or until melted), stirring after each minute.
Drizzle the chocolate on top of the Chex mix.
Let cool until chocolate is set.
Cut into squares and serve.

My friend Karly over at Buns in My Oven posted a fun Peanut Butter M&M recipe today too!
Great minds...or peanut butter obsessed food bloggers...think alike :)
So hop on over and check hers out too!


Karly said...

Dude! These are delicious! I know this because I make something super similar but with pretzels thrown in for good measure. :) (Recipe here if you're interested: http://bunsinmyoven.com/2010/01/20/snack-bars-and-a-confession/) Of all the desserts I make, that one is by far the family favorite.

staci @ lizard n ladybug said...

oh good Lord do these look delicious!?!?!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet said...

I'm pretty sure I'd like any dessert with peanut butter M&Ms!

Anonymous said...

These would be good with PB & Co's White Chocolate Wonderful PB - YUM!!

Anne said...

I'm still trying to finish off the batch of "Caramel Swirled Pretzel M&M Blondies" I made that you recently posted. These look equally as good! Yum!

Amanda said...

Beautiful AND good for you!


Just say yes and no one will get hurt.

katie@tulsadetails said...

Your kids are so lucky!!!

Yammie said...

Your mind is truly God's gift to the world.

TidyMom said...

PB M&M's are my favorite M&M's....these look like heaven!!

Mamie said...


Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga said...

oh these look soooo good!

i am a sucker for any kind of nobake bars that involve cereal and/or PB!

I have all kinds of version of rice krispy, chex mix, peanut butter sauce + marshmallow sauce bars i make.

With peanut butter M & M's....stellar job!

Thanks for saying hi on my site today :)

Alex said...

so funny..I just read the Buns in My oven post and was thinking 2 great ideas with my favorite candy!

Trish - Sweetology101 said...

I thought that was you on PNB M&M celebrity rehab...but I didn't want to embarrass you or anything so I kept it hush hush....the picture nearly made me choke on my drool.

Maris (In Good Taste) said...

Perfect treat in this hot weather!

Tracy said...

These are so fun! Must make these with SunButter. Yum!

Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen said...

I know every time I come to your site I can expect an incredible over the top yummy treat. You rock!

Katrina said...

Yum! I love everything about these, especially the no-baking part!

Joanne said...

I'm a PB M&M addict also! We should make a support group. And serve these chex bars at it. Though that might defeat the purpose.

Emily said...

Just discovered your blog tonight and let's say I'm in love with it and the delicious treats you feature! Oh how yummy!

Emily http://www.mywordsinterestslife.blogspot.com

Tessa said...

Rice krispy bars taken up to the next level. Love these!

Diane {Created by Diane} said...

great treat for a HOT day :)

Allison said...

Yum yum and more yum. Good grief!

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I have no willpower when it comes to pb m&ms! Sheesh this looks crazy good.

Natalie said...

this is my kind of dessert too! I have a few bags of m&ms in my freezer--perfect :)

Heather @ Sweet Sins said...

Yum this looks so good!

Sue said...

I try to eat the serving size on the back of the bag, but it's always a lost cause:( These bars look amazing! You come up with the tastiest creations!

Jen of My Tiny Oven said...

I just drooled all over my keyboard... YUM!!!

beep said...

Made these with the kids tonight, they loved them, thanks

Joy said...

The bars look great.

Kristie Maynard said...

Holy stromboli, Batman!! These look totally decedant! I already printed the recipe and will have to give them a try!

Barbara said...

I love coming here 'cause I know I'm going to find something delicious. And I sure did! Can't wait to make these for my kids!

miri leigh said...

These look amazing....what a great treat!

KitchenTherapy said...

ahhh why do you post these things when i want to diet. ahhhhhh

Martina's Moments said...

THese will be wonderful for my grandsons who must eat gluten-free! Can't wait to make them!

Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

My goodness. All of my favorite things in one place at the same time. This is seriously detrimental to my waistline. :)

Aimee said...


Megan's Cookin' said...

These look terrific. I like PB M&Ms and rice crispy treats. I love that they are made with Chex!

Mini Baker said...

I've been thinking... you must have the most amazing, fully-stocked pantry EVER!!! your family is very lucky :)

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