As I’ve mentioned, the weather has really heated up around here. Backyard cookout time has arrived! Lucky for us, the mosquitoes haven’t arrived yet to spoil our party, so the grill is working overtime! I think I have also mentioned that I have a thing for S’mores and can’t seem to resist S’mores recipes. (Take a peek at my S’more Stuffed Cookies and S’mores Brownies)
So for our last cookout, I thought these Peanut Butter S’mores Bars would be nice to have on hand for folks who didn’t really have the patience to invest all that time into make their own by the fire pit. Now, being a S’mores fanatic, as well as a dedicated peanut butter fan, I thought these bars would be awesome. And truth be told, I wasn’t too concerned if they weren’t popular with my guests, since I knew I wouldn’t have any trouble polishing off the whole pan of these gems all on my lonesome!
But that was not to be. Let me tell you, folks went wild for these little bars, coming back for seconds and dare I say thirds! Which is awesome, primarily because it made it easier for me to fit in my britches the next day, but also because they are very, very easy to make! And although they look like they would be a super heavy, dense dessert bar, they actually are quite light, perhaps due to all of those airy marshmallows.
They come together very quickly as well, so you won’t be spending too much time in that hot kitchen. Throw some together today!
Peanut Butter S’mores Bars
recipe from: idle wife
yield: 16 squares
For Graham Cracker Crust:
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter (lite is all right)
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 250 grams mini marshmallows