PB&J S’mores

pb&j s'mores

I’m pretty sure this is real.

I mean – I made it, I photographed it, I ate one three four. The hubby ate some, and promises that they’re real…

It just seems too good to be true.

pb&j s'mores

Peanut butter & jelly s’mores.

And I don’t mean the kind that involves smearing some jelly and peanut butter on an otherwise ordinary s’more.

We’re talking about homemade strawberry marshmallows and peanut butter cups!

 strawberry marshmallow & pb&j s'mores

Yeaaaaaah!

 strawberry marshmallows

 strawberry marshmallows

Now I know at least a handful of you are getting a little sad right now. You think you can’t make s’mores.

Never fear! I, too, am grill-less, gas stove-less, beach-less and backyardwithafirepit-less. This is where a kitchen torch reeeaaally comes in handy.

If you don’t have one – you need to get on it! They’re cheap, super useful, and let’s face it – burning stuff is just fun.

toasting marshmallows

Get some fire in your life!

pb&j s'mores

Speaking of fire – we’re coming up on a holiday that I think suits these ooey gooey desserts perfectly. The 4th of July! w00t!

What’s more American than peanut butter & jelly, s’mores, and a little pyromania?

I can’t think of a single thing.

pb&j s'mores

If you’re entertaining for the holiday, consider serving up these bad boys for dessert. Your guests will love it and you can sit back and relax while they set things on fire!

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PB&J S'mores

I used Saveur's recipe for the marshmallows. If you don't want to make them from scratch you can find them online, but I'd try to find them at a local bakery first.

Ingredients

  • graham crackers, halved
  • peanut butter cups
  • strawberry marshmallows
  • something stick-like, for marshmallow skewering
  • fire

Method

  1. Prep the peanut butter cups first: one at a time, place them face down on a flat surface and cut in half with a serrated knife. Place one peanut butter cup half (peanut butter side up) on half of the graham crackers.
  2. Toast your marshmallows over the fire of your choice until charred on the outside and gooey on the inside. Place a marshmallow on top of each peanut butter cup, top with another peanut butter half, then another graham cracker. Press down lightly to mash the marshmallow a bit.
  3. Let the s'mores sit for a minute so the warmth of the marshmallow melts the chocolate.
  4. Eat it! Then eat another one.

http://kitchenetteblog.com/2012/06/pbj-smores/

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8 Responses to “PB&J S’mores”

  1. Mom says:

    Wow…fancy and festive! You’ve really transformed an old traditional campfire treat into a decadent confection (without having to go gather the fire wood, start the fire and impatiently wait for the fire to get hot). Beautiful & creative, as expected!

  2. Can’t say I do not want a bite of this my friend, it looks utterly divine 😀

    Cheers
    CCU

  3. As much as PB & J is an American staple, I never seen this before and would venture to say it’s probably a first. I’ll bet it’s delicious, and I love that you made strawberry marshmallows, rather than just slathering jelly on those S’mores. I need a kitchen torch!

  4. I have a gas stove and marshmallow is impossible to clean!!! This torch idea um…and peanut butter, chocolate, and jelly delight is a GOOD idea!!! YUM. xo

  5. Jill Melton says:

    Can’t say I’m inclined to make marshmallows, but I love love this post. Jill

    • brittany says:

      I hope you feel the urge to try someday; they’re surprisingly easy (the hardest part is waiting for them to set!) and the result is sooooooooo much better than store-bought. Thanks Jill!

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