Saturday, August 23, 2008

The Winner!

Thanks so much everyone for entering my contest - it was so much fun reading all your entries. Swimming and womens gymnastics were by far the most popular, but those are my favorites too.
The winner of the Taste Of Home 2008 Annual Recipes is.....Stephanie! Her comment was: I was about to say figure skating - my all-time favorite event to watch - but then noticed that you said summer event. That would have to be swimming (I'm right up there with Brooke, from a previous comment. It's all about Micheal Phelps this year!)
What was really fun for me was getting so many is always nice when "all" my readers comment.:) Please e-mail me Stephanie at for your address.
Can't wait for the next giveaway!
"Deluxe Marshmallow Bars" (thanks so much Jaime for this G-R-E-A-T recipe)!
3/4 cup butter
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/3 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp baking cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional (I omitted these)
4 cups miniature marshmallows
1-1/3 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter
3 tbsp butter
2 cups crisp rice cereal
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; beat until fluffy. Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in nuts if desired. Spread in a greased 15 x 10 x 1" pan. (I used a 13x9" pan)Bake at 350F for 15-18 minutes. Sprinkle marshmallows evenly over cake; return to oven for 2-3 minutes. Using a knife dipped in water, spread the melted marshmallows evenly over cake. Cool. (I did not have to spread the marshmallow layer because I used a 13x9" pan, so the 4 cups of marshmallows amounted to an even, single layer of marshmallows)For topping, combine chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter in a small saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until melted and well blended. Remove from heat; stir in cereal. Immediately spread over bars. Chill.Yield: 3 dozen


Stephanie said...

Hooray, I won! Thanks so much!

These bars look absolutely stupendous!

J.Danger said...



BTW- I am having a giveaway of my own right now- go check it out.


Lucy said...

Congrats!!! Stephanie ... Have fun looking over a new source of recipes, that's always so much fun ;-)

Rebekah said...

wow! These look so delicious!

Katrina said...

Holy Cow, those looks sinful. Bummer, I missed the contest. Maybe next time.

Jessica said...

I'm going to make these when it's my night for snack at grad school...think the professor will give me an 'a'?

Oiyi said...

Wow, these look great! I can imagine the different textures in my mouth, soft, moist and then crispy.

~Priscilla~ said...

Stepanie - hope you like it!

Jessica - they were "really" good.

Lucy - looking over new recipes is loads of fun!

Rebekah - thanks! They were so good.

Katrina - I hope to have another contest soon, hopefully you can get in on that one!

Jessica - I'd give you an "a" if
you made me these!

Oiyi - yup, that defines these exactly!

Pam said...

My sister would love this recipe - anything with marshmallows makes her happy. Looks great.

Jaime said...

too bad i didn't win! :P

your bars came out really great - they are one of my favorite chocolately treats! :)

if you wouldn't mind, could you link to the actual recipe instead of just my blog? :) thanks!

Bridgett said...

Oh my, talk about decadent! I am sure these would not last long in my house. I need to try these very soon!

Rosie said...

Congrats to Stephanie!! A fantastic choccie treat mmmmm...

Rosie x

Mommy's Kitchen said...

These look so good. And so does the blueberry loaft omygoodness. I found your blog through Stephanines (Fun Foods on a Budget) I will be checking yours out from now on. Great job.