28 Day Christmas Challenge – Day 8

Day 8: What is your favorite food at Christmas time?

ohhhhh food!!!  I love food at Christmas time.  But I love my aunt Billie’s homemade “billie’s buns” and my mom’s lefse.  those are the best of all the rest.

Chocolate Dream Bars  are my favorite by far

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 2 cups KELLOGG’S* RICE KRISPIES* cereal

Directions

  1. In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add vanilla and eggs, beating well after each addition.
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt and chopped nuts. Stir into egg mixture until well combined. Spread mixture in bottom of greased 3.5 L (13 x 9 inch) pan.
  3. Bake at 180 degrees C (350 degrees F) 15-20 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over layer in pan. Bake an additional 3 minutes. Let cool.
  4. In small saucepan, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted. Stir in cereal and spread mixture evenly on top of cooled marshmallow layer. Refrigerate 2 hours or until firm. Cut into bars.
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