Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies

Graham cracker crust covered with fudgy brownies swirled with peanut butter and topped with melted marshmallows. Nothing says summer like s’mores over the campfire and these Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies take summer to the next level!

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

Summer brings with it some of the best things: lots of sun, lake days and nighttime campfires with s’mores. Ahh it doesn’t get better than that. Throw in some friends, family and beer, and I’m one happy girl.

Being that I grew up in a small town in Minnesota, we always found an open space in the middle of nowhere to have the best bonfires with lots of friends. Some of the best memories are created around a bonfire with beer in hand.

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

Have you had peanut butter on your s’mores? A friend of mine actually just showed me this clever little trick a month ago when we were sitting around a campfire at my parent’s farm. So to combine fudgy brownies, peanut butter and s’mores into one, just seems pretty genius to me. Not to toot my own horn here 😉 But soon you’ll understand.

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

These are easy to make and are so delicious served warm just as you would with a s’mores. And you know what goes oh so perfectly with a fudgy brownie? I’ll give you a second to think about it… well, if you guessed a tall glass of ice-cold milk, then we’re definitely on the same page here. And actually, my absolute favorite way to eat a brownie is in a bowl full of milk with a spoon! If you eat your brownies the same way (and you’re not my family), let me know because we should be friends 😉

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

I’m pretty confident you now understand how these delicious and gooey Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies should be devoured, so go get your oven preheated and cows milked 😉 Just kidding, unless you’re me, and you actually milk cows because your parents are organic dairy farmers, which means an endless supply of farm fresh raw milk! Cheers 🙂

And don’t forget to check out my Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler with Pistachio Biscuits.. another summer staple.

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

Peanut Butter S'mores Brownies

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Yield 15 brownies

Graham cracker crust covered with fudgy brownies swirled with peanut butter and topped with melted marshmallows. Nothing says summer like s’mores over the campfire and these Peanut Butter S’mores Brownies take summer to the next level!

Ingredients

Graham cracker crust:

  • 4 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted

Brownies:

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter

Marshmallows:

  • 10 ounces miniature marshmallows

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until combined. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press firmly into pan in an even layer. Bake 10-12 minutes until set and beginning to lightly brown.

Brownies:

  1. In a large bowl, combine melted butter, vegetable oil and sugar; whisk well for one minute. Add eggs and vanilla extract to mixture. Using an electric mixer, beat on low for one minute until combined and lighter in color. Sift in flour, cocoa powder and salt; gently fold into the wet mixture until just combined (do NOT overmix).
  2. Pour half of brownie batter over graham cracker crust in pan. Drizzle peanut butter over the brownie mixture, and use a butter knife to lightly drag and swirl the peanut butter into the brownie mixture (peanut butter will not be evenly spread over brownie mixture). Gently spread remaining brownie mixture over the top of the peanut butter in an even layer.
  3. Bake for 22-25 minutes until brownies are set and not jiggly but still soft and fudgy in the center. If testing with a toothpick, the toothpick will come out slightly dirty.
  4. Remove from oven and cover brownies with marshmallows. Return to oven and broil on low for 1-3 minutes until marshmallows are golden brown. Keep a close eye on your marshmallows as they brown quickly!
  5. Remove and allow to cool slightly, about 10-15 minutes. Slice and serve warm with a tall glass of milk!

Notes

Brownie recipe adapted from Best Fudgy Cocoa Brownies by Cafe Delites.

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