Even though these little gems are not necessarily what I consider "paleo". Actually, they're not what anyone would consider Paleo. But they are a true favorite with my friends and serve as a decadent treat every once in a while. I almost wanted to call them "empty my kitchen fridge" bars. Because they have a little bit of every delicious flavor and morsel out there tucked into a fluffy cake base.
Clearly the name "heaven" rang in.. so we're gonna call them, "Heavenly Bits"! Be warned... very.
1/2 c. unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/2c. dark brown sugar, packed
1 tsp. course salt
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
3 lg. eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
1 Heath bar (chopped into bits!)
1 c. white chocolate chips
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 c. butterscotch chips
Yields ~16 bars
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (if you grease well, no need for parchment paper). Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. In a separate bowl cream together butter and brown sugar (electric mixture is the easiest way). Add eggs and vanilla until combined. Slowly, add in flour mixture and continuously mix. In a small bowl, mix together marshmallows, chopped heath bar, white and semi-sweet chocolate chips and butter scotch chips. Fold half of marshmallow mixture into batter, best achieved using a baking spatula. Pour mixture into greased baking pan and spread evenly, top with remaining half of marshmallow mixture. Bake for ~ 35 minutes, it's easy to want to dive into these bits quickly, but you must exhibit some patience! Place on cooling rack for at least 30 minutes before indulging! ~ENJOY!
*Adapted from a recipe found on Martha Stewart Cookies