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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.

  • 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 
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows 
  • 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!) 


  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!

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

  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.