Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars combine all my favorite flavors into one satisfying bite!

Chocolate Marshmallow Cherry Crunch Bars

Right now I need to be consoled.  That Super Bowl game was brutal.  I mean, the 49ers were down big time and then the huge come back and then … nothing.  I’m sad.  I need chocolate.  Lots of chocolate.  It could take me weeks to recover from this loss without it.  I have an idea!  How about some Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars to ease the pain?

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars Recipe

Yeah.  This is going to help. Big time. Chocolate makes everything better. You know what makes chocolate better though? Cherries. Oh man, maraschino cherries are a weakness of mine.  My boys inherited this unfortunately.  I say unfortunately cause now they have to fight me for the extra cherries on their sundaes. You know what else my boys love?  Marshmallows.  Ooey-gooey marshmallows.  Why not put them all together and some CRUNCH to make it more satisfying?

Marshmallow and cherries

A super delicious chocolatey base topped with yummy marshmallows and cherries and finished with a chocolate peanut butter rice krispies treat – oh yeah!

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars
Serves: 24 bars
  • Base:
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup + 2 Tbls flour
  • 2 Tbls unsweetened baking cocoa
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking pwder
  • Filling:
  • 2 10 oz bottles maraschino cherries, no stems, drained and chopped
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
  • Topping
  • ¾ cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbls butter
  • 1½ cup Rice Krispies
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a mixer bow. Add eggs one at a time, beating until thoroughly combined. Add in vanilla extract.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Gradually add to creamed mixture.
  5. Spread in a lightly great 9x13 baking dish.
  6. Bake for 16-18 minutes until set.
  7. Sprinkle marshmallows on top and bake for another 3 minutes or until marshmallows have puffed up.
  8. Sprinkle chopped cherries on top of marshmallows and spread evenly using a knife dipped in water.
  9. Let cool completely.
  10. Melt peanut butter, chocolate chips, and butter together in a small saucepan.
  11. Remove from heat and stir in Rice Krispies.
  12. Spread evenly over top of bars.
  13. Chill for 1 hour or until set. Cut into bars and serve.

You know…I’m feeling better already!  That’s the power of chocolate people – never underestimate it!

Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow Crunch Bars Yum

Love chocolate as much I do?  Check out some of my favorite chocolate recipes:

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  1. These sound and look amazing Trish! Love the colors too. I’m not a big fan of maraschino cherries but I’d love to try these!

  2. Stop it – I’m drooling!! Oh the deliciousness…. I want to make and eat these immediately, haha.

  3. Whoa! These look really decadent!

  4. That game. *sobbing*

    These bars are fantastic!

  5. Lyndsey R. says:

    These look amazing!!!

    Lyndsey.rullman at hotmail dot com

  6. Heavenly!!! These dreamy looking choco-cherry bars sound incredible! The ingredients are all of my favorite things about a dessert: chocolate, cherries, peanut butter, crunch and I <3 bars! :) Over from Chef In Training.

  7. Found you from Nikki’s site and I love bars like this! And in the past 2 weeks, I’ve had 3 maraschino cherry recipes so needless to say, I’d love these!

  8. Oh my goodness these look absolutely delicious!! Found you linked up at Clean & Scentsible :)


  9. Oh, man! I need a few of those bars for some cleaning and working out energy today!!! So pretty!

  10. YUM!

  11. Amazing combo, Trish. Shared your link on my blog, recipe exchange and pinned it ! Thanks for sharing.

  12. These look like the cure for my sweet tooth! I would love to have you link them up with us at The Hopeless Housewife!

  13. Oh my! This combines lots of my favorites. I have got to make these!!!

  14. These look delicious Trish!

  15. These look great! I am featuring them at Bacon Time soon :)
    Thanks for linking up. Hope your V day is lovely.

  16. You have outdone yourself with this one! Maraschino cherries are my weakness : )
    Thanks so much for sharing, Trish!


  17. These look SO YUMMY! Pinning ;) Thanks, Trish! :)

  18. Yum- these look and sound delicious!! Can’t wait to try!

  19. YUM-O! I’d love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
    Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

  20. These looks AMAZING Trish! YUM! :o) Thank you so much for sharing!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  21. Not only do they look delicious, but they are sooooo pretty with the red!! Love them, Trish!

  22. These are baking in my oven right now :)

  23. Just saw your link over at Skip To My Lou’s link party and had to come and check out these delicious looking Chocolate Cherry Marshmallow’s. Yum! So glad you shared :)

  24. These look so good, love that they’re made from scratch!

  25. This looks wonderful! Chocolate and cherries? Yes, please!

  26. Oh man, these are calling my name. I love, love, love maraschino cherries. These will be one of my features on Thursdays Treasures. Thanks for sharing with us.

  27. Can’t wait to make these! Definitely pinning! I am always up for chocolate when I need to be soothed…but add cherries to the pic? Irresistible!

    Visiting from Pint-sized Treasures

  28. Oh my…these look amazing!!! I can’t wait to try them! I’d love it if you’d stop by and link up to my new link party, Feed Me Friday
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  29. Making these right now with my 2 yr old. She is very excited about the marshmallows & rice krispys, two of her favorite things. No maraschino cherries so I am using about a cup of dried cherries. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

  30. I do love a cherry chocolate combo and the crunch topping is a perfect addition!
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  31. Oh my gosh! I love chocolate covered cherries and this recipe has it all! Pinning!
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  32. These look so yummy!
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  33. They look absolutely yummy!! Will the topping turn out without adding the peanut butter? Hubby has a peanut allergy… Is there a nut allergy alternative? Would love to make these so my kids can take them to school – which is also nut free… any suggestions would be great! Otherwise will have to make them just for me!!

  34. These look AMAZING! I love, love LOVE maraschino cherries …AND rice krispie treats! Good gracious! Pinning and can’t wait to try! ♥
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  35. I can’t believe you buy 10 oz. jars of Maraschino cherries. I buy a jar that’s about the size of a #10 can. My family doesn’t go through them that fast, but they last for years in the refrigerator. It sounds like that might be a dangerous addition to YOUR frig though.

  36. Can these bars be frozen?

  37. I would love to make these. My grandson has peanut allergies; I’m wondering what I could use to replace it in this recipe.

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