Have you ever made a classic campfire s'more with a Reesee's Peanut Butter Cup instead of Hershey's Milk Chocolate? If not, you should give it a try before summer so shortly comes to an end, or you can try out my Peanut Butter Cup S'more Brownies! I must say....Delicious!
I had leftover marshmallows, ghram crackers and peanut butter cups from our vacation a couple weeks ago that I wanted to use up and I thought that brownies would be a great base to throw all of those leftover goodies into.
And I was right! The brownie itself was very fudgey, rich and chocolately, just the way I like them, which paired perfectly with one of summer's classic favorite treats, s'mores; chopped ghram crackers and peanut butter cups get mixed into the brownie batter and then it gets topped with large marshmallow halves that get that great toasty flavor and golden brown color; just as if you were roasting it over a campfire. If you serve them warm, the marshmallow gets nice and gooey and the peanut butter cups melt and it is just like eating a s'more but in a brownie! Give these a try, they are super yummy!
S'more Peanut Butter Cup Brownies:
-5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 5 pieces
-6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
-2/3 cup granulated sugar
-2 large eggs
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-pinch of salt
-1/3 cup all-purpose flour
-6 regular size Reesee's Peanut Buttr Cups
-3/4 cup chopped ghram crackers
-8 large marshmallows, cut in half
1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 8x8-inch pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Set a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of simmering water. Put butter in bowl, top with chopped chocolate and stir occasionally until just melted. Remove bowl from the pan of water.
3. With a whisk, stir in sugar. Whisk in eggs one at a time. Add vanilla and whisk vigorously to bring butter together. Gently stir in the flour and salt; just until incorporated. Fold in the chopped ghram crackers and peanut butter cups.
4. Pour half of the batter into the prepared pan and then layer the marshmallow halves evenly on top, leaving a little bit of space in between each one. Pour the rest of the batter on top of the marshmallows and spread evenly.
5. Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out almost clean. Transfer pan to a wire rack and cool completely. Cut into squares and serve warm (nooked in the microwave) or at room temperature, (I liked them best nooked in the microwave for about 10-12 seconds, it gives you the ultimate warm and toasty s'more campfire feeling)!