PB S'MORE BARS

PB S'MORE BARS

I have a life-long love affair with the s'more. 

Slow roasted (never burnt) mallow, melty chocolate, graham cracker goodness... just can't be beat.  I have also made an absurd amount of s'more flavored desserts. Cookies, cupcakes, milkshakes, I've tried them all and am very rarely disappointed.

These bars are easily one of the best options you could possibly choose when you find yourself deep into a s'more craving. While I kind of embarrassingly always have emergency s'more rations on hand I hope you go out of your way to make these!

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INGREDIENTS 

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips OR 3 Hershey bars broken up
  • 5oz  (half a bag) marshmallows cut in half

METHOD

Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Line a 8-inch-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. The marshmallows will stick real nice so make sure you go all the way up the sides. A little trick is to cut a straight line down each of the corners then overlap the sides. 

In a mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter, peanut butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.  Scrape down and add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until nicely combined.

Add the dry ingredients to the bowl and beat until combined.

Put about 2/3 of the batter on the bottom of the lined baking pan. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan, spreading evenly into the corners. Add the chocolate chips (or bars) evenly over the dough and press down slightly. Add cut marshmallows on top of chocolate layer in rows until the whole pan is covered. Sprinkle the remaining 1/3 of the batter in small clumps over the marshmallows. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool entirely before cutting into squares or you could have a big mess on your hands. A delicious mess but still. Enjoy!

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