Sunday, May 06, 2012

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

By now I think it's clear that I love chocolate and peanut butter. So it's probably no surprise that, while making s'mores bars, a layer of peanut butter somehow ended up in there. I put in a graham cracker layer, chocolate, peanut butter, and then realized as I was spreading the marshmallow fluff that peanut butter wasn't actually in the recipe. There are worse things, right? These disappeared very quickly.

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

1/2 c butter, room temp.
1/4 c brown sugar
1/3 c white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 c flour
3/4 c + cracker crumbs (I crushed up one of the three sleeves in package and used all of it)
1 tsp baking powder
4 Hershey bars (milk choc. is trad, but use whatever kind of choc. you like best)
7 oz marshmallow fluff (one container)
2-4 oz peanut butter (optional)

Line an 8x8 pan with foil and grease with butter or cooking spray. Preheat the oven to 350.

Cream together the butter and two sugars. Then add the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking power. Then slowly add them to the butter-sugar mixture.

Divide the dough in half and put haf in the bottom of the greased pan. Press down to fill any gaps, but don't pack it in.

Then cover the dough with a single layer of chocolate* (and peanut butter, if using, as below). Four bars should be plenty, though you might have to break them to make them fit.  *If you're using peanut butter, it's easier to spread it on the chocolate bars before you put them in the pan, than to try to spread it on them once they're already in.

Then spread on the marshmallow fluff evenly, and cover with the remaining half of the dough. I crumbled it on so it would be sandier in texture at the end.

Bake for 25-30 min., til lightly brown on top. Cool briefly and enjoy. :)

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