Transform out-of-the-box rice cereal into peanut-y cookie bars spread with melted chocolate.
Yield: Makes 16 cookies
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter, preferably natural
1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
6 cups puffed-rice cereal (Rice Krispies)
Nonstick cooking spray or vegetable oil, for pressing
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup chopped, roasted salted peanuts
Butter an 8-inch square baking dish. In a large pot, combine marshmallows, peanut butter, butter, and salt. Cook over medium, stirring, until melted, about 4 minutes. Add cereal and stir to combine. With a wooden spoon greased with cooking spray or oil, press half the cereal mixture into dish. Spread half the melted chocolate on top. Repeat with remaining cereal mixture and chocolate; sprinkle with peanuts.
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