Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

13 reviews / 5 average

Sometimes I just can’t stop thinking about dessert. Sometimes, as in 365 days a year.

I don’t stand a chance focusing on an-ee-thing for one second when I have images of buttery graham cracker cookie dough layered with chocolate, peanut butter, and marshmallow cream running through my brain.  And drool running down my chin.  And legit chocolate stains on my white spring jacket.  Hmph. So much for being fresh and cute.

S'mores bars layered in between marshmallow fluff, chocolate, and a graham cookie base in two photos side by side.

I’ve thought of these Peanut Butter S’mores Bars at least 7 times today and it’s been a week since I actually made them.

NO! Don’t arrest me just because I withheld this recipe from you for one week. I have excuses. I’ve been crying, eating chocolate chips and watching World Down Syndrome day videos.  I’ve been updating my Facebook timeline stuffs.  Totally essential.  I’ve been smooshing my face into this sweet potato joy like, once every hour.  I’ve been releasing my food photography eBook – Tasty Food Photography!   So there.

No, you’re right. There’s really no excuse. It’s a crime that I withheld such a life-changing recipe for even ONE HOUR, much less 5 days.

I’m…sorry?

Make them tonight, tomorrow, and forever, and I bet you’ll be able to forgive and forget.

Me, not the bars.

One s'mores bar layered in between marshmallow fluff, chocolate, and a graham cookie base.

You don’t seriously think you can forget these babies, do you?

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Peanut Butter S’mores Bars


  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x

Description

These s’mores bars have peanut butter layered in between marshmallow fluff, chocolate, and a graham cookie base. Just like s’mores!


Ingredients

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  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a square baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of the baking dish. Press the chocolate bars on top of the dough. They should make an even layer in an 8×8 pan. Melt the peanut butter for about 30 seconds in the microwave and drizzle it over the chocolate bars.
  4. Spread the marshmallow cream over the chocolate and peanut butter.
  5. Roll the remaining 1/3 dough onto the chocolate foil wrappers (or some other nonstick surface). When you’ve made an even square, gently peel it off and press it on top of the marshmallow cream.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool for best serving results (see notes).

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.

I used crunchy peanut butter!

  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: peanut butter smores bars, smores bars, s’mores dessert bars

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Thanks to Deea from Sprinkle Some Sunshine for the recipe inspiration!

You guys.  It’s the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  <- I promise to never do that again.

Whatever you do this weekend, DON’T SEND ME A PAN OF THESE BARS.  Don’t do it.  No, really.  Don’t.

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You are ACTUALLY inside my brain. I’ve been thinking of making bars exactly like this all week. Now I don’t even need to come up with a recipe myself! Happy Friday 🙂

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      I cut out a large chunk of the pan while it was still gooey and melty and dedicated it to myself for immediate eating. It’s a miracle I was able to save enough of the pan for the cooled bars!

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    Claudia

    So glad I’m not the only one who thinks about dessert constantly…and who cannot not make what she’s been dreaming about for days or even weeks. (For me it was gingerbread with a lemon glaze…and rhubarb muffins…and rhubarb sauce…Oh dear. I should have packed these in my lunch.)

    These look fantastic!

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These look ridiculously amazingly awesome!

    Also, I enjoyed reading your ebook! I’ve been doing this for awhile and I still feel like a came away with a few great tips/reminders! I love feeling inspired:-)

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    These are awesome, what a fun treat! Sometimes something just sticks so much in your mind that you must make it, I totally relate!

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Ohhhh golly. I can relate to your sweet cravings like many of your readers and I’m a huge peanut butter and chocolate person so these pictures make my brain to a big ol happy dance. I love that everything is baked together so that it turns out all warm and gooey. I’d try these with dark chocolate. mm!






  6. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I have a couple recipes for smores bars; both use PB, marshmallows, and one uses graham crackers, one uses golden grahams. Yours is next on my to-make list. It looks AMAZING!!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. Heaven!! By the way, I mentioned your book in my blog today, and I know at least one person who headed right over to get it. It has been a major topic of conversation in my little new bloggers group.

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    OMG, these look amazing! My favorite sandwich is peanut butter Nutella, marshmallow creme. This is almost exactly it but in S’more form. Genius!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I don’t think I need to be told twice to make these! I made s’mores with peanut butter cups when I went camping with my husband almost two years ago…and it’s the only thing that drags me out into the woods now 🙂 He might be disappointed to find they can be recreated in my kitchen!

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    Joan

    I came here from Natalie Pozniak’s blog to drool over your Chicken Tamale Pie…. I plan on printing many recipes!
    Your photos are enticing, appealing, gorgeous…I could go on and on. Glad I found your site. I will be back often.