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Peanut Butter Graham Brownie Smore Bars

Peanut Butter Graham Brownie Smore Bars

on Aug 7, 2015 |

 

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What other fun Smore items can I possibly concoct to get your attention? Well, I will just pat myself on the back with these sweetly rich bars. I played up the typical smore by using peanut butter sandwich cookies, along with the usual culprit, graham crackers. These 2 crunchy, sweet items blend together to form the perfect crust as the base for my Brownie Smore Bars. This is the perfect combination of crunchy, ooey-gooey, and sticky sweetness in every bite. And yes, this is my “famous” Food Network brownie recipe, which this guy…Andy said “He wasn’t gonna lose to a brownie” 😉

 

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Andy Chlebana (the Spring Baking Champ) and I got to meet up again at an incredible chefs conference this August in Orlando. Yes, this was the first time I have seen him after his mean brownie comment aired. Love ya Andy 🙂

 

National Smores Day is August 10th, I can’t think of a more perfect way of celebrating this “national food holiday” than these Peanut Butter Graham Brownie Smore Bars.

 

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Please excuse the offset of this photo. I was in a rush on set, and by the time I was ready to take some photos…these bad boys had disappeared.

 

The little ladies are quite fond of these bars and request them as often as they request my chocolate chip cookies. And I brought these bars along with me to WESH 2 News on August 7th, to help bring “smore awareness” to central Florida 😉

 

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The best thing to remember when hosting a smores party, smores bar, or just having smores as a tasty dessert, is to think outside of the typical graham cracker box! Try new items that can sandwich the toasted marshmallow and chocolate in happy union. Indulge in smashing peanut butter cups or other chocolate candy treats instead of the mundane chocolate square. And PLEASE, remember that fruit makes for an awesome smores filler, not to mention a beautifully plated smore.

 

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Let’s start baking…

 

Peanut Butter Graham Brownie Smore Bars

Yields: 16-20 bars depending on how generous your portions are 🙂

 

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Ingredients:

 

For the crust:

1 1/4 cups of graham cracker crumbs

1 1/4 cups of peanut butter sandwich cookie crumbs

1 tbsp of granulate sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

 

For the brownies:

1 cup unsalted butter melted

2 cups granulated sugar

2/3 cup cocoa powder

4 eggs

1/2 tsp salt

2 tsp pure vanilla extact

1 cup all purpose flour

 

Topping:

1 bag of mini marshmallows

 

 

Directions:

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with aluminum foil and spray with nonstick spray.

2. In a food processor, mix graham cracker crumbs, peanut butter cookie crumbs, sugar, cinnamon, and melted butter. Process until well blended and all ingredients are wet with the butter.

 

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3. Press all of the crust ingredients into the bottom of your lined 9×13 pan. Push down to form a crust. Set aside and make brownies.

 

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4. In a large bowl, mix melted butter, sugar, and cocoa powder.

5. Add in salt and then the eggs. Mix in vanilla.

6. Stir in flour.

7. Pour brownie batter on top of unbaked crust and spread evenly.

 

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8. Bake 350 degrees for 28 minutes.

9. After 28 minutes, turn off oven and turn on broiler. Pull out brownies and cover the top of the hot brownies with the entire bag of mini marshmallows.

 

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10. Place back in oven under the broiler for about 1-2 minutes and watch closely for the marshmallows to brown, then remove. Allow to cool.

 

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Enjoy 🙂