Posted by Tara on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
When I updated my Facebook status last week to, “Just had my first S’more of this season – a Reese’s Peanut Butter S’more” I had many people comment that they have never tried one. This recipe is too good not to share with others. I consider it one of my top contributions to humanity. And in my opinon, the only thing better than a traditional campfire S’more, is one made with a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup!
If you don’t have access to a campfire, you can always zap the marshmallow in the microwave, or go Red Neck style and use a blow torch like we did for the S’mores in this post!
You will need:
- Graham Cracker Squares – 2 squares for each S’more
- 1 bag of Jet Puff Marshmallows (regular size)
- 1 Package of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, unwrapped and removed from paper cup
Now S’mores are best when the marshmallow is roasted over a real campfire until golden brown. Some folks prefer a “charred” flavor, but to each his/her own. So get those graham cracker squares and unwrapped peanut butter cups ready. Then roast or toast that marshmallow over a campfire. If rain is about to stop you from having the best S’more experience of your lifetime, by all means, plop a marshmallow on top of a graham cracker and nuke that baby until it puffs up. Place fire roasted marshmallow on top of a graham cracker, then place a peanut butter cup on top of the marshmallow. If you prefer, give your S’more a top, or if you can’t waste any more time to bite into ooey gooey peanut butter heaven, then serve yourself an open faced S’more. REPEAT as often as necessary!
What I’ve learned about S’more making:
Nabisco regular flavor graham crackers in the RED box are my favorite. I’ve tried generic and honey grahams, but they just don’t seem as fresh as Nabisco in the RED.
When I bought the new Jet Puff SQUARE marshmallows, designed specifically for S’mores, the kids at a camp out led a revolt against me. They just don’t puff up and fill out like the round ones do. So now I just stick with the regular shape.
Those GIAGANTIC super duper extra large marshmallows are fine for roasting, but are over kill for making a S’more. There’s too much marshmallow which over powers the graham cracker and chocolate or peanut butter cup. They are too large for a graham square, which allows the marshmallow to ooze out of the crackers and onto your hands, or chin, or chest, or lap. You get the picture?
You’ve gotta make these soon. And consider other ways to top off your S’more. Sometimes we use Hershey bars with almonds, or Mr. Good Bar or Hershey’s Special Dark. Make it a family fun evening filled with tasty happiness.