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Chocolate Marshmallow Squares , Gluten free




These are delicious squares and I almost didn't get a photo! I grabbed the last piece before it too disappeared! If you don't need them gluten free, just substitute the base with your own regular recipe.

BASE
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/3 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup Julie's flour or gluten free flour mix of your choice 
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum 
MARSHMALLOW LAYER 
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows 
CHOCOLATE TOP LAYER 
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter 
  • 1 cup chocolate chips 
  • 1/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup gluten free rice crispy cereal 
  1. Crumble all ingredients for base into fine crumbs and press into a 9x9 inch pan. 
  2. Bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees F. 
  3. Remove from oven, scatter marshmallows over the top and return to oven for 3 more minutes. Remove from oven. 
  4. In a saucepan stir together peanut butter, chocolate chips and sugar, then place on medium/low element and stir until  melted. and smooth. 
  5. Add the 1 cup cereal , stir and pour over the marshmallows. 
  6. Let sit in fridge until set before cutting into squares...  ( I served a gooey helping to my husband just after I made them, with ice-cream,  and he thought it was the best dessert ever!) 

4 comments:

  1. Why do you use xanthan gum in the crust? I've made similar crusts and have never heard of xanthan gum. Just curious. Thanks! I have all the ingredients (except the gum) and will make it for this long weekend coming up!

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  2. We love these kinds of squares and your gluten free version looks delicious!

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  3. Anita, re the xanthan gum... gluten free flour lacks binding which xanthan gum provides . Adding it helps the end result not be too crumbly.

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