Peanut Butter S’more Bars

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Peanut Butter S’more Bars

I bake mostly from scratch but there is one thing that I don’t mind cutting corners with, my Peanut Butter S’more Bars. Why haven’t I tried to figure out a way to make these bars from scratch? Probably because it is so darned easy using Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix. Plus, there are always coupons and it is really cheap.  A few summers ago we tried to create a new kind of s’more and had great success.  OMG! Have you had a peanut butter cup s’more before? If your answer is no then you just haven’t lived.

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My girls love s’mores and we are rather lucky to live in a fairly moderate climate where it isn’t unheard of for us to have a fire in the middle of January. Sometimes though I crave a s’more though when it is raining. Or sleeting, like today for instance. We have ice everywhere so there is no way I am going to make a fire. You wouldn’t believe the joy in my Ruby’s eyes when she saw me getting out the ingredients.

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Here is the recipe I use:

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1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
5 graham crackers crushed
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
1 cup butter softened
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 cups milk chocolate chips
10.5 oz bag of miniature marshmallows

Preheat your oven to 375 and lightly grease a 13×9 pan. Set aside.

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I use my tiny processor to crush the crackers, no sense getting the big dog when you are only crushing 5 graham crackers right? You could do it by hand as well though. Add the cinnamon and sugar and pulse a few more seconds until mixed in.  I have a helper during the day and I feel very blessed that she wants to assist her mama so much.

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Combine butter, peanut butter, graham crackers, and cookie mix until fully mixed and put it in your 13×9 pan. I use a spatula to make sure it is all even. Bake 18-20 minutes in oven.

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Now is when you will add your chips. Spread them evenly over your cookie crust and allow to melt. I smear them around with a knife so every surface is covered in yummy chocolate.  Next up…

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Marshmallows! Turn on the broiler while you layer your marshmallows over the melted chocolate. Just like over the fire watch your marshmallows and only roast them to your desired brownness. Careful they brown quickly!

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The hard part is letting them sit a few minutes while they cool, otherwise you will scorch your tongue. I have burned mine (more times than I care to admit) on these bars. But the wait is so worth it!

I hope you get a chance to try these yummy Peanut Butter S’more Bars, and don’t forget to check out the other decadent recipes on Eighty MPH Mom!

Enjoy!

*I did use a Betty Crocker product making these bars but I am in no way being compensated to do so.  I just wanted to share this delicious recipe with you!

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In addition to contributing to Eighty MPH Mom, Jessie is the author of The Lucas Zoo blog. She has three beautiful daughters under the age of 6, and four "fur-babies". Jessie is passionate about her family, and also photography. You will rarely find her without a camera attached! Find Jessie on Twitter @thelucaszoo.

10 Comments

  1. These sounds yummy!
    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

  2. Hi Jennifer. Thanks for posting this on the Pintastic Pinteresting Party. I love S’mores and these look fabulous. I also love that you don’t have to have a fire in order to make these. Great share. Thanks so much.

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