Today I'm going to take a break from my recent (and life long) obsession with Oreos and share one of my other obsessions with you. S'mores.
Except I really am trying to eat healthier so a good part of the candy has been sitting in my pantry while I've been trying to come up with different ways to bake with it and give it to my friends to eat. There's still some left actually; some Cookies n' Cream Hershey's eggs, Cadbury eggs, and a giant chocolate bunny. I don't know what's wrong with me.
I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest. Of course. I believe it was originally created by Lovin' From the Oven, but I first saw it on Wit & Whistle. So, I used that recipe, except I used Peeps instead of marshmallow fluff. :)
Below I have listed some of my comments and notes because marshmallows in ovens can be tricky sometimes. I'm not going to tell you how many times I've burned (literally incinerated) marshmallows. I'm just going to tell you I'm speaking from experience. Also, marshmallows sometimes tend to disappear inside baked goods. Last year I attempted to bake a Peep inside a cupcake, and when it was finished baking, the Peep was just gone. No trace. No evidence. I've seen other things like that on Pinterest, like "magic" rolls with a "disappearing marshmallow," inside, and it baffles me. I know it has something to do with how marshmallows are made of mostly sugar and air, but it's frustratingly magical sometimes.
peeps s'mores bars
One batch of this graham cracker dough
4-5 Hershey's chocolate bars OR one 12 oz package milk chocolate chips
3 boxes of Peeps, two rows in each box (I used the birds, but the bunnies would work better)
1. the dough, bottom layer
After mixing up the dough, I found it a little difficult to press the dough into the greased pan because it wouldn't stay. So instead, lightly coat your working surface with flour. Divide the dough in half and roll out one half with a rolling pin. Lift it carefully and lay it in the pan. Or lift it up in small portions and smooth them together in the pan.
2. the chocolate
I had some Hershey's chocolate bars left over from a camping trip the weekend before, but not enough to cover the layer of graham cracker cookie dough. So I covered the remaining part with milk chocolate chips and it worked just fine.
3. the peeps
The bunny Peeps will probably work the best because they will create a flat surface for the next layer of graham cracker dough. I already had a few boxes of the birds, so I attempted to flatten them. Then I arranged them bottom-side-up (again, so there would be a flat surface for the cookie dough).
4. the dough, top layer
Roll out the rest of the dough. Pick up the whole layer of dough if you can and lay it on top of the peeps. If not, lift the dough in pieces. After you've laid them out and covered all of the peeps, you can attempt to smooth out the creases with your fingers. It's okay if you can't smooth it out; it's going straight in the oven anyway! Just make sure you cover up all of the peeps.
Bake for about 20 minutes on 350 and enjoy!
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