Bars, Cookies, Sweets

Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownies

This recipe came from my kids’ former stepmom. She brought these treats to a holiday gathering and I asked her to share the recipe. Luckily she did because they have become a favorite in our family and a “food day favorite” at work. (Which helps me defend my title as “Best Food Day Chef” within the Personnel department in which I work.)

Update: Five years later I made these even better by using Golden Grahams cereal in place of the crispy rice cereal. Drool over them here.

Do you bake a similar version of this recipe? I’ve also seen it with marshmallows instead of the marshmallow creme.

Marshmallow Creme Crunch Brownies


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 6 Tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 7 ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 12 ounce bag chocolate chips
  • 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal


  1. Beat first 7 ingredients - softened butter, sugar, eggs, cocoa, flour, vanilla and salt - until combined. Bake in 9x13 well-greased pan at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25-28 minutes or until done. Cool.

  2. Spread marshmallow creme on cooled brownies.

  3. Melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips together over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in cereal. Spread over marshmallow creme layer.

  4. Chill before serving. Store in refrigerator. Serve at room temperature.



  1. Hi Pam. You should be fine to omit the peanut butter altogether. You’ll simply stir the cereal into the melted chocolate and press it gently into the marshmallow creme. Sweet baking! Staci

  2. We have nut allergies in out family, what can be substituted for the peanut butter?

  3. It’s my husbands birthday and I was trying to think of something sweet to take to our ballgame tonight. I think these will be perfect! I am going to try and fourth this recipe though as we go back on our Paleo eating ways tomorrow and don’t want to waste a 9×13 pan of goodness! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Oh that’s great to hear, Lisa! They take a while to make so I don’t get to make them as often as I’d like. That’s probably a good thing. 🙂 Thank you for taking time to come back and share. Sweet wishes – Staci

  5. Finally made these…they’re positively sinful! I used 16oz choc chips since I omitted the PB, and melted them in a double boiler. Fabulous!!

  6. Hi Lisa – it should be fine to leave out the peanut butter in the topping. The melted chocolate will bind with the cereal. Just be sure to get it spread on the marshmallow creme right away so that it all sticks together once it cools and you cut them into bars. I’d love it if you come back and let me know how it turns out for you. Staci

  7. Hi Staci – Hope you see this comment…Do you think I can just forgo the peanut butter? I have a real taste aversion issue with Chocholate and Peanut Butter (I know, the horror!). I’m not sure if you need the binding quality of the PB in that top layer. Thank you!

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  9. are brown rice rice krispies available in most grocery stores or do I need to order them?

  10. If anyone is interested you can make this gluten free by using GF brownie mix & using GF rice crispies everything else should be Gf–but check your ingredients

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