Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars

As you may remember from one of my many brownie posts, brownies are my husband's absolute favorite dessert.  He loves a plain chewy brownie, but I am gradually broadening his horizons. 

And we can't for get "Papa"  Thank you for everything, Dad!
So for Father's Day, I think it is only appropriate to make his favorite treat...with a little twist.  These brownies incorporate one of my favorite combinations: peanut butter and chocolate.  Add in some marshmallows and a little crunch and you have a great treat for Dad.  These little brownies also come together very quickly, so that's just a little added bonus.  But do note, if you take your pictures too quickly, while holding the baby who is teething and fussing, they will turn out like this...don't do that.  So just trust me when I tell you that these are fabulous!

So thank you my love!  You are a wonderful Father to our children and I am so happy and proud to call myself your wife.  You do so much more than provide for us.  You give us love and support.  You cheer us up when we're down and fix just about anything.  Thank you for everything.

Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars
Adapted from Brown Eyed Baker

1 box brownie mix (family size)
            Eggs, oil, and water as indicated on packaging
½ cup mini chocolate chips

1 (10.5 oz) bag mini marshmallows
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 ½ cup Rice Krispies cereal

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray.

Prepare brownie mix as directed, stirring in ½ cup mini chocolate chips once all ingredients are combined.  Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and bake as indicated on the packaging.

When done, remove the brownies from the oven and immediately sprinkle the marshmallows over the topping, taking care to spread them evenly.  Return to the oven for 3 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine 1 ½ cups chocolate chips, peanut butter, and butter in the microwave.  Start with 45 seconds, then stir well.  Return to the microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time until the mixture is smooth.  Stir in the Rice Krispies until completely coated.

Spread the mixture evenly over the marshmallow layer, dipping into swirl the marshmallow in with the chocolate.

Cool completely before cutting, refrigerating if desired.