As a chef, recipe developer, or food blogger, you always look out for certain reactions when people taste your food. Everyone always tries to be nice and polite, of course, but you can’t fake the enthusiasm, surprise, and joy people naturally express when they eat something they absolutely adore.
I’m excited to report that’s exactly the reaction that occurred when Jared and I took our first bites into these Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies. The idea for these blondies came from an intense craving I had for s’mores. I wanted to make some sort of s’mores goodie, and I wanted it to be relatively quick and easy in a bar form. I had the idea to stuff s’mores fix-ins between two layers of blondie dough, but wasn’t sure if it would work out. After just a bite Jared literally said, “This is one of the best things you’ve ever made.”
That is music to my ears! I knew I had to share this recipe with you guys ASAP, if you’ve got any s’mores lovers or peanut butter lovers in the family they will adore these Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies. The blondie itself is so beautifully chewy with a perfect balance of sweet butterscotch and nutty peanut butter flavors. That combined with the sticky, gooey, and crunchy s’mores filling is to die for.
The bars are a little messy, but in the best possible way. To get cleaner cuts, refrigerate the bars before cutting. You can microwave them to get that wonderfully gooey middle.