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Midnight Snack Bars

Midnight Snack Bars are like rice crispy treats but better. Melty marshmallow coats a mix of rice cereal, salty potato chips, and crunchy pretzels. Topped with melted chocolate, mini M&M's, and extra potato chip and pretzel pieces.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate, m&ms, marshmallow, potato chips, pretzels, rice crispy treats, snack, sweet and salty
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 24 bars

Equipment

  • large-sized pot
  • silicone spatula
  • 9x13 baking pan
  • microwave-safe bowl

Ingredients

For the bars

  • 6 tbsp salted butter
  • 12 oz bag of marshmallows
  • cups crispy rice cereal
  • cups crushed ridged potato chips
  • 1 cup crushed pretzel sticks

For the topping

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup crushed ridged potato chips
  • ¼ cup crushed pretzel sticks
  • ¼ cup mini M&Ms

Instructions

For the bars

  • First, prep all of your ingredients. You'll want your ingredients measured out and the potato chip and pretzels crushed before you start melting marshmallows.
  • Grease your 9x13 inch baking pan and set aside.
  • In a large pot, melt the butter over medium-low heat.
  • Add the marshmallows and stir until they are completely melted.
  • Turn off the heat and add the rest of the ingredients that are under the "For the bars" section and stir everything together until it's completely coated in the melted marshmallow.
  • Spoon into the prepared baking pan and press, spreading the mixture from corner to corner. Try distributing this evenly across the pan. You may want to grease your spatula, it's pretty sticky. I actually gave up and used my greased hands.

For the topping

  • Put the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl and melt in the microwave in intervals of 20 seconds, stirring in between until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • Using a silicone spatula or a spoon, distribute the chocolate over the bars and spread from corner to corner.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the toppings over the bars and press down gently so they adhere to the melted chocolate.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the chocolate has set (about 15-20 minutes).
  • Once set, slice into even sized bars. Store any uneaten bars in a sealed container or ziplock bag.