Peanut Butter S’more Magic Bars

Peanut Butter S'more Magic Bars

The world only needed one thing more, and now we’re good.

Okay, maybe that’s a tad hyperbolic. But honestly, s’mores need peanut butter like Kanye needs Twitter. Magic bars are already over the top gooey and chewy, so why not have a little mouth party up in here? The week is going to be so much more pleasant with some sugar.

These are a riff on the standard magic bar, which comes together quickly and (of course) magically with fairly few ingredients and a can of sweetened condensed milk. SCM (as we bakers like to call it) is stuff of the gods and should not be put in a corner. Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Peanut Butter S'more Magic Bars

We’re heading into birthday season in my family, and it’s always a long run. Everyone’s birthday falls between March and August, and since we all live in the same area, it’s a lot of parties and cake. Can you guess who bakes a lot of the cake? Yep. I’m cool with it.

This year, my son has requested his usual vanilla cake with…ready? RAINBOW frosting. As in, all different colors. If I didn’t love the kid so much, I would have told him in no uncertain terms that I’m not in the mood to spend the next three weeks studying YouTube tutorials on how to get a rainbow cake accomplished with the least amount of pain. At the moment, the main decision lies between fondant and buttercream, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

Peanut Butter S'more Magic Bars

The biggest problems always center around party venue. I don’t like having the parties at home because, to put it mildly, lots of children trash my house faster than a pack of wildebeests would. So we can pay oodles of money to a bouncy place, or a nature center, or a trampoline zone. But that’s all very been there done that at this point, so I’m out of ideas. #firstworldproblems

And don’t get me started on goody bags. Just do not.

Peanut Butter S'more Magic Bars

I guess all of these issues are as widespread as the age-old question of what to eat for dinner. Check out my post on the Today Food Club website and click to the left of the Facebook icon to vote for me!

If all of life’s problems could be solved as magically as a, well, magic bar, I’d be a happy kid. These are so simple to make, and they hit all my happy places!

Hey, if only party planning could be as easy as a magic bar. But we can only have so much in life! In a world with peanut butter s’more magic bars, it’s not right to complain anyway!

 

Peanut Butter S’more Magic Bars

Ingredients

Crust
1/3 cup unsalted butter
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1 and 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
Topping
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1 cup peanut butter chips
1 and 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk (I used fat free)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil, letting the foil hang over the sides. Coat with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter and peanut butter chips for one minute. Stir until smooth. Add the graham cracker crumbs, mixing until the crumbs are moistened.
  3. Press the crust into the prepared pan with a rubber spatula or your hand, ensuring that everything is packed in evenly. Bake for 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the crust from the oven. Evenly sprinkle the milk chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and marshmallows over the crust. Pour the sweetened condensed milk evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares.
http://justaboutbaked.com/peanut-butter-smore-magic-bars/

 

Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 33 Comments

  1. mira

    It is great guys that your b-days are in the warmer months, I envy you πŸ™‚ Need to try the pb s’mores combination, these look amazing!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! I love PB s’mores. So much better than regular ones!

  2. Sneha

    Thanks for adding a video presentation. It made more clear.thanks for the recipe
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    1. Mir

      My pleasure, Sneha!

  3. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    It sounds like you have lots of cake filled birthday parties coming up. Not that I am at all jealous!
    Haha, love the Kayne reference too.
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    1. Mir

      It’s actually a little too much, Dannii. Birthday cake gets old when you’re eating it every week!

  4. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    If only all of our problems could be solved by these bars! What a delicious treat, Mir! I’ve never actually had magic bars before (crazy, right?) so I’ve definitely got to try this smore version. Love your video, too!
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    1. Mir

      That IS crazy, Gayle. You can make them in so many flavors, too. Try it sometime!

  5. Cakespy

    If this was the last thing added to the world I’d call it a victory. Let the zombies take over now! ha!

    1. Mir

      It would be a victory. Except no zombies. Terrifying.

  6. Amanda

    Haha. That Kanye line cracks me up. But seriously, whenever peanut butter and s’mores get together I think the clouds break and sun shines down on the world. I want one of these right now!
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    1. Mir

      You are so right, Amanda. S’mores and sunshine!

  7. Jasline (Foodie Baker)

    I’ve not tried baking with marshmallows for a very long time, time to buy a packet to make these! They look so wonderful and so perfect for parties!
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    1. Mir

      They are great for parties. I’m bringing these to a meeting today!

  8. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    I totally and completely get the dream that is rainbow frosting – but given the choice, I’ll take the peanut butter smores EVERY TIME. πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      Seriously. I mean, rainbow frosting is pretty and all, but…PEANUT BUTTER.

  9. Manali @ CookWithManali

    I am sure you will do a great job with the cake Mir! I say go with buttercream, I am not a fondant fan but that’s just me πŸ™‚ Love these bars, smores with PB sounds just better!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah, fondant isn’t as tasty as frosting. But piping on all that rainbow bling…aaaaaaah.

  10. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    I really hate how birthdays bunch. It makes it so stressful and busy and you can’t just appreciate one of them! LOVE these, obvi. The best!
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    1. Mir

      Exactly. All of us are teachers in my family, so we all timed our babies for spring or summer. It’s our fault!

  11. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These look unreal! Magic bars are one of my favorite desserts because they have so much going on, but you just went and took ’em to the next level with the PB and s’mores flavors πŸ™‚ Love it!
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    1. Mir

      Had to take them to the next level, Medha. Otherwise, no point!

  12. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Hahahahaha! I am still laughing over here at your “s’mores need peanut butter like Kanye needs Twitter” comment. Thanks for that, Mir. πŸ˜‰ Sounds like you will be busy in the kitchen busting out cakes for the next couple months, but I think maybe you should just tell everyone they are getting these PB & Smore Magic Bars and call it a day. I mean who WOULDN’T be happy with these?! They look delicious, girlfriend! Magically delicious indeed! Pinned! Cheers, dear!
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    1. Mir

      I will be busy in cake land…but that can be fun!

  13. Kim | Low Carb Maven

    Why are you picking on Kanye? πŸ˜‰ Seriously funny! These look so amazing and I truly do believe that the world got better with these in it. I, too, am the designated baker when birthdays come around, so I feel your pain. I can’t wait to see what you come up with for rainbow frosting! Thanks for this recipe. These bars would totally make my day freakin’ great! πŸ™‚

    1. Mir

      I’m not sure if it’s possible to pick on Kanye. He’s an untouchable force, Kim!

  14. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Oh Mir, you had me spewing coffee through my nostrils when I read “s’mores need peanut butter like Kanye needs Twitter” Haha! Thanks for that!
    As for these bars – like WOA – these are just fabulous! All those flavors and entities – WoW! I have a feeling you are gonna nail that rainbow cake on your first try – cannot wait to see it – I hope you do post it! x
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    1. Mir

      I wish I had your confidence in my decorating prowess, Shashi! But thanks. I’ll try my best!

  15. David @ Spiced

    Peanut butter makes everything better, Mir! I totally laughed at your comment about Kanye and Twitter though. In fact, I could make the argument that Kanye doesn’t need Twitter. It usually only leads to problems and controversy. But hey, that’s Twitter’s fault. Not his. What doesn’t lead to problems and controversy is peanut butter. Especially when baked into magic bars. Well done! P.S. I can’t wait to see the rainbow cake and your uber-creative goodie bags soon. πŸ™‚
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    1. Mir

      He probably doesn’t need Twitter, but Twitter needs him. Or something like that? Thanks, David!

  16. Danielle

    Is it bad that I’ve never tried magic bars before? I feel like it is, especially after seeing these delicious s’mores magic bars! These are such a fun idea, Mir.
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Danielle! It is kind of bad. You need to try them! πŸ™‚

  17. Rajesh Dahiya

    thanks for video…. cleared all doubts

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