S’mores Peanut Butter Bars

These peanut butter bars have a hint of graham crackers, fudgy center and are sprinkled with mini marshmallows!  A S’mores flavored dessert!

Peanut butter bars inspired but S’mores, with graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows!  www.lemonsforlulu.com

When our kids were given iPods as gifts, it was with the understanding that we would monitor everything they did.  Our oldest kids are 10 and 9 and 5 and are quite naive and innocent.  However, I wanted to establish the house rule now that mom is always watching.

Recently the kids have discovered the ability to text.  This is good and bad for me.  Good because I can see what they are texting; bad because my phone buzzes every 3.2 seconds

Peanut butter bars inspired but S’mores, with graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows!  www.lemonsforlulu.com

 This is what was happening as I was baking up these peanut butter bars.  I found myself stopping to check my texts only to find “hi”, “hi” “hi” “hi” going back and forth between my kids who are sitting exactly two feet from one another.  This stimulating conversation went on and on until my son discovered the emoticons.  Then all bets were off.  After several words spelled with the poop emoticon I figured it was time to shut down the text feature.

Peanut butter bars inspired but S’mores, with graham crackers, chocolate and mini marshmallows!  www.lemonsforlulu.com

I called them into the kitchen to sample these freshly baked peanut butter bars!  These aren’t ordinary peanut butter bars however, these are S’mores peanut butter bars!  The batter is heavy with peanut butter flavor and has graham cracker crumbs swirled in.  There is a rich layer of chocolate fudge holding together the top and bottom peanut butter layers.  Mini marshmallows stud the very top!

Before long, the kids were happily munching their peanut butter bars while laughing and talking to one another.  Yes, they were actually talking to each other.  No iPods, no emoticons, just real conversation, just as it should be!

 S’MORES ARE NOT JUST FOR CAMPFIRES!

Loaded Marshmallow Brownies 1

 Loaded Marshmallow Brownies

SMores Donut

 

S’mores Chocolate Donut

 

NEVER MISS A RECIPE! SUBSCRIBE TO MY EMAIL TODAY!

FOLLOW ME:

FACEBOOK | TWITTER| GOOGLE +| BLOGLOVIN | INSTAGRAM

Don’t forget you can save each of these recipes to your personal recipe box , create your own meal plan, or add ingredients for each recipe to your shopping list! Just use the “Save Recipe” on all my recipes!

S’mores Peanut Butter Bars
 
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla, divided
  • 2 cups peanut butter
  • 2½ cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1½ cup oats
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1½ cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
Instructions
  1. In a mixer, beat together butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and 2 teaspoons of vanilla, mix well. Beat in peanut butter until smooth. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, salt and baking soda. Carefully add to peanut butter mixture until fully incorporated. Stir in oats and graham cracker crumbs.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt butter, milk and chocolate over medium heat. Stir until melted and smooth. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 2 teaspoons of vanilla.
  3. Spray a 9 x 13 pan. Press ⅔ of the peanut butter batter into the pan. Pour chocolate over batter. Crumble remaining batter over chocolate and then sprinkle mini marshmallows over crumbles. Gently press down with your fingers.
  4. Bake in a 350 defree preheated oven for 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

SEE THIS ON MY PINTEREST BOARD!

Follow Tanya Schroeder @lemonsforlulu.com’s board Brownies and Bars on Pinterest.

I may be linking this up to these parties and to The Weekend Potluck!

 

 

I am loving day two of S’mores week!  I hope you are too!  Be sure to visit all the blogs and see what S’mores goodies are baking!

 

17 Responses

  1. You’re seriously combining all of my favorite things here. Peanut Butter AND smores! Yum!!

  2. Oh, my goodness! I am right there with you on the phone buzzing every 2 seconds with non sense texts. I finally had to turn notifications off and then I just go in every night and read the texts to monitor them. These S’mores Peanut Butter Bars are just the thing to keep me sane from the crazy texting. They look and sound amazing!

  3. These look so good – and so do those marshmallow brownies, I’m going to have to choose which ones to make this afternoon. The hubs deserves a treat today and I am pretty sure he would be happy to have either of these!

  4. These look amazing! I love that you combined smores and peanut butter! Perfect! Pinned!

    I can’t believe your phone buzzes every time one of your kids text! I would probably go insane!

  5. Peanut Butter with S’mores? Oh my, so yum! Pinning:)

  6. yum.. i could definitely devour many of these right now! love peanut butter.. and with smores too, this is just wicked.. love it!

  7. […] S’mores Peanut Butter Bars from Lemons for Lulu […]

  8. […] S’mores Peanut Butter Bars from Lemons for Lulu […]

Trackbacks

Add your Response

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Rate this recipe: