White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars

So a couple days ago, I came home from a long, hard day of work, and all I wanted to do was r e l a x.

After recapping my day to anyone who would listen and grabbing something to drink, I decided to use the bathroom before dinner.

I flicked on the light, shut the door and reached to lift the toilet lid when I saw none other than boobs.

Boobs. Boobs staring me in the face.

Mind you, they were not my boobs. They were foreign boobs. Strange boobs from another land of boobs I’d never seen before. Boobs in my bathroom.

The boobs-in-question were on a magazine cover (and if we’re getting technical, the July issue of GQ in which Kate Upton graces the cover) so I quickly flipped the magazine over so I could, you know, go potty in peace, in a space free of boobs other than my own.

But it was disconcerting knowing there were boobs on my toilet. I mean, it’s kinda like if Ryan Gosling was standing behind your shower curtain while you waxed your mustache hair. It’s just awkward, y’all. I can’t focus on the task at hand–my natural body functions–when I know there’s a girl licking a bomb pop right behind me.

You just can’t do it, darnit.

So I tried revolting by putting the magazine in my brother’s room or in the mail bin face down, but somehow, by magical boob fairies or something, it reappeared in our bathroom and I realized that much like being married or listening to the radio, there’s always going to be compromises to be made. For every great song on the radio, there’s a couple of lame ones. For every couple times you use the restroom, there may or may not be boobs staring you in the face. It’s just a life lesson, people. Boobs may or may not appear.

And basically, I try convincing myself that she, much like everyone else including Ryan Gosling (yes I know), uses the restroom. No one can eat chili gracefully people. No one. Just think about that one next time you find boobs on your toilet. Or Ryan Gosling in your shower.

After my um, situation, I decided to need something to get my mind off of everything that’s happened. You know, a distraction. Since shopping wasn’t an option at the moment (and what a depressing realization that was), I decided to bake. Baking is always extremely therapeutic to me–a creative release, if nothing else!–and I just so happened to have all the ingredients on hand to make some ridiculously rich, uber-decadent bars. Just the thing to make you forget something like … that, you know?

I originally got the idea from Averie at her gorgeous blog, Averie Cooks. They caught me eye with their ooey gooey goodness and absolute richness factor. White chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallows?? Who else is ready for a sugar coma?!

White Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Bars *inspired by Averie’s recipe for her White Chocolate Vanilla Marshmallow Bars

For the crust:

1 box white cake mix
2 eggs
1/2 cup oil

For the filling:

2/3 cup peanut butter, smooth
2/3 cup marshmallow cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 can sweetened condensed milk

White chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Liberally grease a 13×9 inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs and oil with a wooden spoon until blended. Press the dough evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan; set aside.
3. In another medium bowl, mix together the peanut butter, marshmallow cream, vanilla and sweetened condensed milk to combine. Pour the mixture on top of the dough in the pan; spread to cover. Sprinkle with the white chocolate chips.
4. Bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the edges are light golden brown and the center is just about set. You want it to be gooeier! Allow it to cool completely in the pan before cutting into bars to serve. Store leftovers airtight for 1-2 days.

These are redonkulous. Like, straight-up, in your face, unforgivingly sweet but so awesome. So so awesome. If you love all things sweet and rich, these bars are for you. You should totally make them!

Have a super sweet Wednesday!

xo, Hayley

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  1. Glad you like the bars! yes, they are redonkulous, in the best possible way 🙂 I haven’t made these in ages….need to make another batch!

  2. YUM! two of my favorite things are in this: Peanut Butter (Peter Pan only) and white chocolate chips! As always – looks very tasty!

  3. I love your stories & your recipes! You are the first stop on my go to blogs every morning…keep up the good work!

  4. yvpowell says:

    I just love your stories as well as your recipes! You are the first stop on my list of go to blogs every morning…..keep up the good work!

  5. Haha, AWKWARD!
    I am a lover of gooey desserts and these are definitely calling my name. Peanut butter and white chocolate – such a great combo. Sorry, but I’m sorta glad the whole boob situation happened since it forced you to make these bars. Now I need to make them!

  6. Wow. All of my favorite things, all in one place. And you almost made me spit coffee all over the computer, you are too funny. Boobs in the bathroom, hahahahahaha!

  7. I mean, you obviously know that I am IN LOVE with these, right? They’re like fluffernutter/pb/marshmallow sandwiches in yummy bar form AND made with a base of cake mix. Ummmm yum. Please send some to me in Baltimore, k???

    Averie comes up with the BEST recipes, too. 🙂

  8. Um, marshmallow cream AND sweetened condensed milk??? Girrrrrrrrrrl, you are speaking my language with these.

  9. Yes, please to the sugar coma these will give me!! How yummy and delicious do these look:-)

  10. OMG THis looks fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! Saving now… can’t wait to try out.

  11. That is a hilarious story! These look amazing.

  12. Have made theses and they were out of this world delicious. What do you think about changing the peanut butter for biscoff???

  13. omg. these are amazing. I just made them today for memorial day and I had to change it up a bit. first off I made them into cupcakes(easier to share). in the cake batter I sprinkles red white and blue sprinkles and then I added red and blue m&ms to the top with the white chocolate chips then after they cooled I toped them with a little swirl of marshmallow frosting and more red white and blue star sprinkles!

    • thedomesticrebel says:

      Mrs K, that sounds like an adorable adaptation for Memorial Day!! Glad you guys enjoyed them!

  14. I am so gonna try this, my faves are in this sweet tooth recipe! TG for boobs!

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