What’s better than S’mores? S’mores Bars, because they have butter. What’s better than S’mores Bars? Peanut Butter S’mores Bars, because, well, peanut butter. Duh.
Today I was on the phone and my nephew started tugging on my arm. “Not now Eli I’m on the phone.” So he whispered very quietly, “Truman is in the fireplace.” Yes, my 16 month old son. Not hands-in-the-soot. WHOLE BODY in the fireplace.
It was one of those parenting moments where you know it’s going to be funny later, so I grabbed my phone to take a picture, but by then he had noticed me and was crawling out (onto our white carpet). I started to try to tempt him back inside, just for the photo, but then I saw my large, street-facing window and could just hear the 911 conversation in my head: “Yes, I’m watching her right now. She’s forcing her baby into the fireplace. He’s screaming! Oh, he’s filthy. NOW SHE’S TAKING A PICTURE!!!”
We live in such a great neighborhood, but it’s true that sometimes I feel like I’m the only mom around who is not giving my kids a bath every single night, feeding them organic veggies at every meal, and getting a new government-approved carseat every other weekend. I mean don’t get me wrong, if I saw a frazzled lady forcing her baby into the fireplace I would call the cops too, but only after I asked her if she was doing it for a photo.
Have you guys tried making s’mores with a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead of regular ol’ chocolate? If not you are MISSING OUT. Holy smokes it’s delicious. It’s still summer (please say it’s still summer!) so bust out those graham crackers and try it out. Worth it.
Or just make these Peanut Butter S’mores Bars. They are so rich and gooey and peanut buttery. Seriously, don’t make these if you don’t have any milk. Just don’t. I added peanut butter to the graham dough, as well as a full layer of peanut butter beneath the marshmallow and chocolate. They are melt-in-your mouth soft. I wonder if these would be good with almond flour and almond butter, to make it gluten and peanut free? Let me know if you try it!
Try not to eat all the dough. It’s hard, I know. Make sure you add the peanut butter layer on top of the bottom layer of dough.
Make sure you get all the foil off the top of the marshmallow cream. Trust me, microwaving makes it so much easier to spread.Here is my technique for getting the top crust layer on there. It doesn’t need to be perfect.
Some other peanut butter recipes you might like:Snickers Brownie Bars
The original S’mores Bars (I swear they’re better than they look :)