Because life isn’t all flowers, love notes and perfect children I give you Reese’s Marshmallow Bars. My husband serves at our church in a busy calling that keeps him busy from early Sunday morning until the evening as well as during the week. In the LDS faith we don’t get paid for our service, and I truly mean this, it’s worth the sacrifice and something we believe is our duty to serve each other and those around us without pay. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s always a walk in the park. And what better day than today to also include a Hershey’s party and more “I just need a break!” recipes? Scroll down to pin your hearts out!
One particular Sunday the girls were slow and ornery in the morning getting ready and since Cade is at church already my patience was being tested. We had a little chat, and I thought we were good to go. That is until we got home from church. Good mercy. The little one wouldn’t nap, but was so tired she was emotional and crabby which only set the older one off and next thing you know, they are arguing, and bugging each other and I’ve had it. In fact, I had to send them upstairs with the threat that if they came down I was going to put their stuffed animals in the trash and then I called my own Mom. First to say I’m sorry for fighting with my brother and sisters growing up and second to just calm down and find a little patience to start our day over.
I know, threatening to throw away stuffed animals wasn’t my best moment. And I know that many out there don’t have a spouse to ever help, so please don’t confuse this as a pity party. I’m just saying that some days aren’t my favorite and I’m grateful for grace, humble children that are quick to offer love and forgiveness and reese’s marshmallow bars that make everything all better again. Kids aren’t always easy, but boy do we have a lot to learn from them. I wish I was more humble like them. I wish I was so quick to offer love and forgiveness to those around me. But I’m working on it, and the journey is going to be worth it. Especially with my dessert. 😉
Are Marshmallows Dairy Free?
Marshmallows are completely dairy free.
They are made of sugar, water and gelatin.
Are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups Gluten Free?
All varieties of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, except seasonal specialty varieties, are gluten-free.
Can Brownies Be Frozen?
Brownies can be frozen for up to 3 months.
Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and foil, or place in a heavy duty freezer bag and freeze.
Reese’s Marshmallow Bars
Reese's Marshmallow Bars make everything all better.
- 1 box Brownie Mix
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- 2 Cups Marshmallows, cut in half, or 3 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
- Make the brownies according to directions and add the chocolate chips.
- Place in a greased 9x13" pan.
- Bake 5 minutes short for the time on the box, then remove from the oven, cover with marshmallows and bake for another couple minutes.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle with reese's and allow to cool for 2 to 5 minutes before serving.
Can’t wait to try these treasures!!
Wow, these are mouthwatering. Reeses and marshmallows sounds too perfect, I am sure I will finish these off way too quickly. YUM 🙂
Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons
All of my favorites in one bar…they look fantastic!:)
Jenny @ BAKE
that all sounds very stressful! I bet these delicious looking bars made everything seem slightly better!
Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl
Having those mom moments makes us human. 🙂 And when all else fails, eat chocolate!
Jocelyn @BruCrew Life
Don’t beat yourself up too much…every mom has had those moments we wish we could take back. You just have to apologize and ask for forgiveness and then dive into the chocolate together. I so wish I had the love and forgiveness of a child too…we definitely could learn so much from our children.
I pretty much love you. Thank you J!
These bars would definitely brighten any day!
They certainly did mine!
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor
I just love ooey gooey desserts! And you can’t go wrong with Reeses. These are the perfect treat for when you need a break!
Oh reese’s. I stinking love them!
Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain
Dude, these are killer!! I’ll take the whole pan, pa-lease?!
I’ll trade you for some tots!
Liz @ Virtually Homemade
Oh my that marshmallow looks ooey gooey good!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
you poor thing! I hope your day got better–and I hope you ate a bunch of these bars because I can’t imagine these NOT making things all better….ooeey gooey, peanut butter chocolateyness + marshmallow?? IN LOVE
Thnak you my friend!
These bars look amazing! You really know how to make a killer dessert, Carrian!
Aimee @ ShugarySweets
Yes, we have all had moments I’m sure that we wish didn’t happen. My biggest advice is to always apologize (later after everything and everyone is calm). And of course, eat these chocolate bars. OMG they look amazing!!!