Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Oven Roasted Peanut Butter S'mores

I really love the idea of s'mores.  I love roasting the marshmallows over an open fire.  Graham crackers are a tasty snack.  And, of course, there's chocolate.  Lovely, delicious chocolate.  Individually these things all make me pretty happy.  Somehow, for me, when they're all put together, something is just not right.  The cracker too crumbly, the chocolate too hard and the marshmallow way too sticky and sweet.  I usually pass when s'mores are on the menu.  But not this time.  I tried a variation that had me wanting more.

I substituted peanut butter cups for the standard milk chocolate.  What a great flavor!  The peanut butter tamed the sweetness from the marshmallows.  Peanut butter lovers, this is the s'more for you!

We don't have anywhere to roast marshmallows here at the beach house.  That took a bit of the fun out of getting the marshmallow toasted.  I used the oven instead and it worked like a charm.  The best part of using the oven was getting the peanut butter cups warm and melty under the broiler making it blend really well with the marshmallow.

Stack the marshmallow on top of the cracker.  Put into the oven to broil on low.  

Chocolate takes WAY less time to melt than the marshmallow.  Wait until the last few seconds to put the chocolate under the broiler.  In fact, this whole melting process takes only a minute or two.  Leave the oven light on and don't walk away from it!

Hot and puffy!  Although they could stand to be a little more toasted.






  1. The peanut butter cup definatley makes it!!! That's my favorite smore, right there! Did you know that you can put the marshmallows right on the pan in the oven and when they roast they don't melt and stick to the pan, you can pick them right up (obviously they're a little hot) but they don't stick. I could get my marshmallow really brown without toasting my graham cracker. I just couldn't believe it when I saw it. It was kind of cool.

  2. I never would have guessed that you could toast them right on the pan and not have them stick. I pulled my marshmallows out too early only because the graham crackers were starting to get burned. I'll try it your way next time!

  3. Looks like everybody's loving it!

  4. That peanut butter addition sounds sooooo yummy! I loove nut butters and chocolate! Some of my favorite treats! And in the oven, very cool. My companion on my mission loved marshmallow bunnies and we were together for Easter. Her mom sent her tonsssss of them and every siesta she would roast her bunnies over our propane gas stove top on her fork. They were pretty yummy!