Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies

Yield: 16 blondies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook: 1 hour

Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies have a layer of graham cracker, Hershey’s chocolate bars, and marshmallow fluff stuffed between two layers of chewy peanut butter butterscotch blondies.

Peanut Butter S'mores Blondies - my boyfriend called this his FAVORITE dessert!

Tessa's Recipe Rundown...

Taste: Signature s’mores flavor that we all know and love, with the marvelous addition of butterscotch and peanut butter flavors.
Texture: The texture is indescribably awesome. Chewy, ooey, gooey, crunchy goodness.
Ease: Easy stuff!
Appearance: Messy but oh so mouthwatering.
Pros: Amazing twist on s’mores that everyone will love.
Cons: Sugar overload!
Would I make this again? Absolutely.

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.

Peanut Butter S'mores Blondies - my boyfriend called this his FAVORITE dessert!

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.”

Peanut Butter S'mores Blondies

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.

Peanut Butter S'mores Blondies - my boyfriend called this his FAVORITE dessert!

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.

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Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies

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Yield 16 blondies     adjust servings
Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 1 hour Total Time 1 hr 15 mins

Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies have a layer of graham cracker, Hershey’s chocolate bars, and marshmallow fluff stuffed between two layers of chewy peanut butter butterscotch blondies.

Ingredients

  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 2 cups (14 ounces) brown sugar, preferably dark brown
  • 1/2 cup (4.8 ounces) peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups (11.25 ounces) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 XL-sized Hershey's milk chocolate bars
  • 1 1/2 cups (7 1/2-ounce jar) marshmallow crème
  • 4-5 whole graham crackers

Directions

  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8×8-inch pan with foil, leaving an overhang on all sides, then spray with nonstick baking spray.

    2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter and brown sugar, stirring constantly until smooth. Remove from the heat, and stir in the peanut butter. Allow to cool while combining the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl.

    3. Add the eggs to the cooled peanut butter mixture, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the vanilla extract and stir to combine. Pour the mixture into the prepared dry ingredients, and stir to create a thick, smooth batter.

    4. Divide the dough in half and press half into the prepared pan, spreading evenly to the edges of the pan. Place the graham crackers then the chocolate bars over the dough. Spread the marshmallow crème evenly over the chocolate.

    Scoop out balls of the remaining dough and flatten completely. Top the marshmallow crème evenly with the flatten dough to cover completely.

    5. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden and the edges are slightly browned. Allow to cool in the pan. Cut into 1-2 inch squares and serve.

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19 Responses to “Peanut Butter S’mores Blondies”

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — September 5, 2014 at 5:21 am

    I just about died seeing your email in my inbox this morning – these have got to be the prettiest and most decadent looking s’mores bars ever!! Love that there is peanut butter and a Blondie base – can’t wait to try these! Pinned 🙂

  2. #
    Kelly @ Trial and Eater — September 5, 2014 at 6:38 am

    These look to-die-for! I just love when a recipe works out well and you get a great reaction from your taste testers 🙂

  3. #
    Cathy Perez — September 5, 2014 at 9:25 am

    These looks yummy, I’ve got to try this Pinned!

  4. #
    Vedika @ Hot Chocolate Hits — September 5, 2014 at 9:31 am

    These are mouthwatering. I hope there’s a Youtube video coming out!

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    kbroihier — September 5, 2014 at 10:13 am

    The Peanut Butter S’Mores Blondies recipe is a bit unclear. I believe the eggs and vanilla are supposed to be added to the sugar/peanut butter mixture. Then, that mixture is stirred into the dry ingredients.

    Just put them in the oven–can’t wait to try them!

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    Annalise @ Completely Delicious — September 5, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    These sounds SO GOOD! So exactly my kinda treat.

  7. #
    Gaby — September 6, 2014 at 8:33 am

    Totally irresistible! I want these now!

  8. #
    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — September 7, 2014 at 11:46 am

    I’m loving every layer of these delicious bars!

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      Tessa — September 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      Thanks so much Jamie!

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    Emily — September 13, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Mine are in theoven now but used a 9x 13 glass pan and they are slowly baking overthe edges! I doubled the recipe for a tailgate. Help!! Maybe that was stupid….

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    Ashlee — October 11, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Baked these the other night for a friends bday… Everyone LOVED them!! I did have to bake them about 10 extra mins and was still concerned they were not cooked all the way through but they were gone so fast, no one seemed to mind. Def gonna make these again!!!

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      Tessa — October 12, 2014 at 10:40 pm

      Yay! So thrilled to hear that 🙂

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    Shelby — October 23, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Do you refrigerate the leftovers? Just made them and they are fabulous!!

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      Tessa — October 23, 2014 at 4:32 pm

      I just stored them in an airtight container at room temp!

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    Jennifer — November 26, 2014 at 7:18 am

    The recipe says to grease the pan but the pictures show a foil-lined pan. Do you line with foil, then grease the foil?

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      Tessa — November 26, 2014 at 8:49 am

      Yes! Just corrected the recipe instructions 🙂

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    Lorilee — February 1, 2015 at 11:59 am

    I sooo wanna make these but don’t have Hershey bars! Only have morsels… how can I substitute to make this deliciousness NOW!?!?!

  14. #
    Rebecca — February 8, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    If we don’t have marshmellow creme will normal marshmellow suffice? Australia doesn’t stock marshmellow creme

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    Jen Dandrea — November 30, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I made thee today for my book-club gals and they LOVED them! I do have to say that mine weren’t quite as pretty as yours, but they were delicious! Thanks for a great recipe!

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