peanut butter cup s’mores bars.


Posting about our camping trip earlier this week reminded me that I never shared the recipe of the yummy treats I made for Trevor back in his welcome home post. I thought I would share it now!

Let me start of by saying that Trevor is a huge fan of peanut butter (I mean, who isn't really?!), and because of this, I have made it my mission to keep introducing new yummy peanut butter inspired treats to him :) Thankfully for pinterest, I found this sweet treat, it had Trevor's name written all over it.

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars
(via Mel’s sweet life)

yield: 16 large/20 small squares

Ingredients

    1/2 cup butter, softened
    1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    1/4 cup sugar
    1 egg
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    1 1/4 cups flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 cup graham cracker crumbs
    16 peanut butter cups, regular size
    1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff*

*Fluff is pretty impossible to measure, so this doesn’t have to be an exact amount, just kind of eyeball it. As long as you have enough to cover the PB cups, you’re good to go.

Directions:
+ Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8×8 baking dishing with parchment paper; coat lightly with cooking spray.
+ In a large bowl of the bowl of stand mixer, beat butter and sugars until fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla until combined.  Scrape down the sides.  With the mixer on low, stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, and graham cracker crumbs until mixed.
+Spread 2/3 of the dough on the bottom of the prepared baking dish.  Lightly press the peanut butter cups into the dough, then spread marshmallow fluff on top.  Press the remaining dough on a non-stick surface into the shape of an 8×8 square.  Place the square on top of the fluff and press down lightly.
+Bake for 30 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.  Allow to cool for at least two hours* to give the bars a chance to set, then remove from the pan and cut into squares with a large, sharp knife.
+Let cool - 2+ hours.

*I found the dough to be a little hard to manipulate. I suggest that you put flour on your hands or on a spoon, it makes a huge difference in being able to spread it without it sticking to everything!

Enjoy :)

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36 comments

  1. Every time you put a recipe on here it's really bad for me - I like all the treats you post. And this one looks especially amazing! I'm gonna get so fat and it's all your fault! lol

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  2. These look so amazing! I can't wait to try them! I am finally home for good. Can we hang?! What's your schedule like?

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  3. Ohhh my gosh, those look DELICIOUS! And dangerous haha. I would eat them all!

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  4. WHAT? I love s'mores and with peanut butter I'm just drooling over here. Oh yum! Love these photos, too!

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  5. Wow, those look delicious! Thanks for the idea :)

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  6. HOLY MOLY! I'm definitely making these before the end of my pregnancy so I can enjoy the huge amount of calories before dieting begins. :)

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  7. WOW. these look beyond delicious!!! definitely pinning. thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. stop it RIGHT now! these look absurdly amazing and 100% not on my diet.

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  9. These loook soooooooooooo good!

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  10. Oh my word, these look so delicious!!! I want to eat all of them!

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  11. Oh my goodness, this looks ridiculously good!

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  12. oh my goodness these look amazing. I forgot all about marshmallow fluff, that stuff brings back memories!

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  13. my zack is a HUGE peanut butter fan, too. like, he doesn't even LIKE chocolate chip cookies!! which i found out, of course, after marrying him, and much to my dismay because chocolate chip cookies are kind of my thing. but anyway, i forgave him. (hehe) and i am TOTES making him these. YUM! he'll be thanking you, i'm sure ;)

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  14. this sound delicious! i'll have to try it this way! we made some the old fashion way on a family trip. roast the mallow, grahms, and peanut butter cups. YUM!!

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  15. These could be very, very damaging to my hips! But they look sooo good :) Thanks for sharing.
    xxx

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  16. For seriously? I want these in my belly, like now! Yummmmmy!! Thanks for sharing dear :)

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  17. Woman you know the way to my heart...
    I just sent you an email, forgot to attach my link!! But was hoping you knew who "Al" was so totally missed that step :)
    xoxo

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  18. these look deliciously-fatting! haha this actually the second peanut butter related dessert I saw today, someone posted this on facebook:
    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/314478_10152003784655093_1335245706_n.jpg
    Chocolate chip cookie bottom, peanut butter cup and then bownies on top. they too look delicious!

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  19. I gained 10 pounds just by looking at this post.

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  20. Peanut butter is a fabulous addition to smores.

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  21. Wow these look sooo amazing! I'll have to try these! x

    http://www.jenventure.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Looks delicious! =)



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  23. Oh my word...those look decadent! And great tempting photos!

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  24. holy wow. these look a little bit amazing. need.

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  25. Yummy! I can't wait to try this receipe! I love peanut butter sooooo much lol .. Guilty pleasure. Thanks for sharing :)

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  26. Wow those look yummy. I, being the peanut butter lover, will have to try making these sometime! Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Umm...yes, puh-leez!! These look so delicious.

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  28. Oh my! My hubs would be all over these too! I may just may need to make these appear in my kitchen this weekend!

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  29. Those look DELECTABLE. Also, I don't think I could trust someone who doesn't love peanut butter, because really... ;)

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  30. These look yummy!! I need to make these.

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  31. these look so heavenly!!!

    anna
    www.embracethesunshine.blogspot.com

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