A Sweet Ending: Peanut Butter S’mores Pie



S’mores, in my opinion, are the perfect dessert to take you from summer into fall. They can be enjoyed year-round. Whether you enjoy one made over a backyard bonfire or snuggled up fireside in your living room, S’mores are so simple and can be made with very few ingredients.

But, what happens if you want to elevate your S’more-loving palate? Or perhaps you’re looking for a way to have the same taste without the mess. Enter this decadent Peanut Butter S’mores Pie. The combination of this classic sweet treat with added peanut butter richness will have you coming back for more. But, fair warning, this pie isrich! Don’t be surprised if you practice quantity control with every bite.

Ingredients

½ cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

½ cup white sugar

¼ cup packed brown sugar

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

6 graham crackers crushed into crumbs

½ cup peanut butter

2, 4-ounce chocolate bars

1, 7-ounce jar of marshmallow crème

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cookie Base: Beat butter and both sugars with a mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Mix in flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in graham cracker crumbs.
  3. Assemble Your Base: Reserve ¼ of your cookie base and set aside. Use the remaining cookie base and press firmly into the bottom of a pie dish or springform pan.
  4. Assemble Your Pie: Layer the base with chocolate bars, either chopped up or broken apart. Next, layer with peanut butter followed by marshmallow crème. I layered these twice to have a deep pie. Once layering with peanut butter and marshmallow crème is complete, top with remaining cookie base crumbled over the top of the pie.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool completely for best serving results.

IDEAS TO CONSIDER:

For best serving, consider chilling your pie in the fridge overnight. Your slices will become easier to cut, but it may be a little harder to eat.

The peanut butter is optional but does add a level of richness to the pie. Consider warming the peanut butter prior to assembling to make it a little easier to spread.

 

Recipe is modified from pinchofyum.com.


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