There are some recipes you know are going to be good just by their name, and this one for peanut butter s'mores bars is one of them. If you need any more convincing, just look at that picture. They are so decadent, so gooey, and delicious that you will be immediately addicted.
From Pinch of Yum, they contain all of the traditional ingredients of a s'more -- graham crackers, marshmallows, and plenty of chocolate -- but the addition of a creamy peanut butter filling just puts them over the top. And there's no open flame required, so you can whip up a batch anytime. Just don't expect them to last long.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 graham crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
- 2 Giant Hershey’s milk chocolate bars, 7 ounces each
- 1 jar marshmallow cream, 7 ounces
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
Beat the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs.
Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for best serving results (see notes).
For best cutting and serving results, i.e. the least amount of gooey mess, let cool 12 hours (I let mine cool overnight). Remove parchment paper and slice with a knife, wiping it down between each slice to remove the lovely mallow fluff.
I baked for 30 minutes and the edges got a teeny bit dry. The non-edge pieces were perfect, though. If your oven runs hot (like mine) I’d go for closer to 25 minutes bake time.
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