Peanut Butter S’more Brownies

23 Jan

Essentially, a chewy brown sugar brownie with a crumbly gram cracker crust, topped off with chocolate chips, melty marshmallows, and warm creamy peanut butter. These brownies were made from a collection of ingredients that were either (a) almost used up or (b) taunting me from the pantry (see: PB addiction). Also, once I started I realized I did not have any granulated sugar or much butter left. But, I like a challenge so I improvised and created this monster of a treat.

Peanut Butter S’more Brownies
Original recipe!

Step 1: Form the Crust
1 Cup Gram Cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of brown sugar
2 teaspoons of peanut butter

-Combine all in a bowl and press into 9 inch cake pan (or 8×8 square pan)
-Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown

Step 2: Create the Brownie

½ cup peanut butter (heaping)
1/3 cup margarine (softened)
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder

-Cream peanut butter and margarine together
-Gradually blend in brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla
-Add flour salt and baking powder, mix until well blended

Step 3: Assembly
-Pour the brownie batter over the crust
-Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

Step 4: IT LIVES!

-Top hot out of the oven brownies with mini marshmallows and chocolate chips
-Bake for 5 additional minutes until marshmallows are just melted
-While brownies are in the oven, melt some peanut butter in the microwave
-Drizzle melted peanut butter over the brownies

Note: These brownies were AMAZING!! They rank REALLY high on the list of best things I’ve ever baked. This is a big deal. They were rich, gooey, and decadent. If I ever open my own restaurant, these will be on the menu. Currently patting myself on the back.

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