Peanut Butter S’mores Pots

There’s nothing that says “summer” like ooey-gooey s’mores cooked over an open campfire. But for city and apartment dwellers, that summer treat might just be an ancient childhood memory…

Until now. Say hello to the S’mores Pot. A crumbly graham cracker crust, a melty middle layer of peanut butter and chocolate chips, and a gooey, golden brown marshmallow top. Holy wow. Yes. 

I intended this to be another “dessert for two” recipe, but as I was eating my S’mores Pot it was just so deliciously rich that I think one little pot might be enough for two. So, the recipe below makes two pots, which could theoretically feed up to four. If you want to make just one pot, the recipe can easily be cut in half. It’s very flexible too, so if you want more or less of one layer you can certainly customize it to your liking.

And because I feel kind of guilty peddling a recipe so decadent and “bad for you”, I’m going to do like a casino commercial and offer a resource for those who might struggle with sugar addiction. I recently completely a nine week course, called Go Sugar Free (affiliate link), which is designed to teach you how sugar affects your mind and body, and help you successfully break an addiction to sugar. Even though I don’t have big issues with sugar, the program was still incredibly insightful and exceeded all of my expectations. So, after you eat one of these S’mores Pots, go check that out. Ha! #PSA

Anyway, back to the s’mores!

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Peanut Butter S'mores Pots

Get your favorite gooey s'mores flavors in a layered, oven baked S'mores Pot. Graham cracker crust, peanut butter, chocolate chips, and toasted marshmallows.

Total Cost $1.22 recipe / $0.61 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 graham crackers $0.13
  • 2 Tbsp butter $0.25
  • 1 Tbsp sugar $0.05
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter (optional) $0.21
  • 3 Tbsp milk chocolate chips $0.18
  • 10 large marshmallows $0.40

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place three whole graham crackers (rectangles, not the square half) and place them in a zip top bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the graham crackers into crumbs.
  2. Melt the butter in a medium bowl. Once melted, stir in the sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Stir the mixture until it looks like damp, coarse sand. Divide the mixture between two 8oz. ramekins and use the back of a spoon to pack the mixture into a solid layer.
  3. Drop about 1 Tbsp of peanut butter onto each graham cracker crust, followed by a sprinkle of chocolate chips (1 to 1.5 Tbsp for each ramekin). Arrange the marshmallows in a single layer in the ramekin. Use enough marshmallows so that they are touching each other, but not packed in tight. They will spread as they melt.
  4. Bake the s'mores pots for 15 minutes, or until the marshmallows are puffy and light golden brown. Serve hot (use a pot holder or wrap the ramekin in a towel because it will be hot!).

Peanut Butter S’mores Pots

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Step by Step Photos

Crush Graham Crackers

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Start the graham cracker crust by crushing three whole graham cracker rectangles. A zip top bag helps make this job a little less messy. Crush them until they are fine crumbs.

Graham Cracker Crust Mix

In a medium bow, melt 2 Tbsp of butter, then stir in 1 Tbsp sugar and the graham cracker crumbs. Stir until the mixture resembles wet, coarse sand.

Press Graham Cracker Crust

Divide the graham cracker crust mixture between two 8oz. ramekins. Use the back of a spoon to press the crust into a solid layer.

Layer Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips

Add about 1 Tbsp peanut butter to each ramekin and a sprinkle of milk chocolate chips (1 to 1.5 Tbsp chips). I didn’t think spreading the peanut butter would be very successful, so I just added it in little drops. 

Add Marshmallows

Finally, add a layer of large marshmallows to the top of each ramekin. Use enough marshmallows so they are touching, but not totally packed in there. They will spread as they melt. I used five for each ramekin. Also, I like to put my ramekins on a baking sheet (or pizza pan in this case) to make them easier to move in and out of the oven.

Baked S'mores Pots

Bake the pots for 15 minutes, or until the marshmallows are puffed up and light golden brown. If you want extra browning, you can pop them under the broiler for a QUICK minute, but watch them carefully.

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Serve the s’mores pots immediately so everything is still all melty and gooey. The marshmallows will deflate as they cool down. Be careful, though, the ramekins are hot so either use a pot holder or wrap them in a kitchen towel when you handle them.

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Oh. My. S’mores Pots Heaven.

So, are you going to make these S’mores Pots?

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YES.

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