Crispy Chocolate Squares

A slight deviation from my norm, these bars don’t require baking. Reading through the recipe, I thought these sounded like a sure Quinn-pleaser. Chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, marshmallows, Rice Krispies… actually it sounded pretty good to me, too.

My version of these bars have pecans, since I realized too late that I had no peanuts. Also, I omitted the frosting because I thought they were just fine without it.

These were a breeze to make. Essentially, melt everything in the microwave, stir, spread in pan, refrigerate, and eat. They’re not going to be winning any baking awards any time soon, but they’re a good thing to whip up for a quick treat.

Crispy Chocolate Squares

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 24 2-inch squares

Crispy Chocolate Squares


  • 10 & 1/2 ounces miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies
  • 1 cup chopped nuts


In a very large microwave-safe bowl, combine first four ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 2 & 1/2 minutes. Stir; then, add the last two ingredieints. Stir until well mixed.

Spread into a greased/sprayed 9″ x 13″ pan. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Cut into squares and enjoy.


Recipe adapted from

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  1. connie August 23, 2006 Reply

    oh wow. why do you tempt me so with chocolatey goodness? and since my oven is kinda broken… what a grand idea!

  2. quinn August 23, 2006 Reply

    Let me point out that these were, in fact, a Quinn-pleaser! When I watched Jennifer whip these up, it was a little like riding a time machine back to my youth where many a Rice Krispies treat was crafted. Many of the ingredients are common between the two.

    These are nothing like RKTs, though. They remain soft and chewy, have a lower Krispies density, and, well, chocolate.. need I type more? I just thought you all might appreciate my completely objective comments.

  3. Natalia August 23, 2006 Reply

    It’s like a fancy rice krispies treat. I love rise krispy squares, but I’ve always thought they could use some chocolate. And peanutbutter and nuts couldn’t hurt. Sounds good to me!

  4. Ellie August 23, 2006 Reply

    Mmm, these look so much better than the rice-krispy-copha monstrosities I remember from my childhood! Now why can’t I have had these instead?

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