Last Updated on April 5, 2016 by smartkitchenpicks
Every summer when I was little, my family and I would trek up to Minnesota for a week-long vacation. We would drive twelve hours and stay at the northern tip of the state, enjoying the country life for a while. We stayed in a cabin, which was exciting for my brother and I. We felt like we were really roughing it! Back in those days, there were no smart phones, and even now, there is no cell reception there unless you drive a half hour into town. In between fishing, swimming, and hiking, we had a chance to relax and forget about the “city life” for a while.
Every night, we would gaze up at the stars and roast marshmallows over the little charcoal grill that was perched on our cabin deck. My brother loved setting his marshmallows on fire and then making gooey s’mores. I took a more careful approach, as I was not a fan of burnt marshmallows. After my marshmallows were slightly browned and gooey on the inside, I carefully constructed my s’more and savored every last bite.
Nowadays, I don’t eat s’mores as often as I would like. It’s just not the same unless you’re in the outdoors, right? Well, in order to recreate my tasty memories that laced my childhood, I decided to create the next best thing…Peanut Butter S’mores Dip! Loaded with creamy peanut butter, melted chocolate, and toasted marshmallows, this dip combines the classic flavors of your favorite childhood treat. This dip is a great alternative if you can’t make it outside to roast those marshmallows!
Besides being full of flavor, this Peanut Butter S’mores Dip is made in individual portions so that you can have this treat all to yourself! They make the perfect treat to serve at parties or get-togethers, guaranteed to make your guests “ooh” and “ahh” at the taste and presentation. And because this dip contains just four ingredients (including the pre-made crust), you can have this desert whipped up in no time! Have I convinced you to make this yet?
Now let’s talk about the peanut butter for a minute. I’m addicted to this stuff and could probably eat half the jar in in one sitting, and I’m not kidding! Because I love it oh-so much, I always try to sneak it into recipes whenever I can. So when I was thinking about making a s’more dip, peanut butter automatically popped into my head! Besides, peanut butter and chocolate make the best combination, right?
So let’s get down to the recipe! This Peanut Butter S’mores Dip literally takes just minutes to prepare and bake. There is hardly any prep time, so you’ll have this ooey-gooey treat ready in minutes. To start, place your mini pie crusts onto a baking sheet. Spread about 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on the bottom of crust. Top with some milk chocolate chips, followed by a handful of mini marshmallows. Pop these mini pies into the oven and bake for about 4-6 minutes, or until the tops of marshmallows are golden brown. Let’s cool for about five minutes and then get ready to dig in!
One bite of this Peanut Butter S’mores Dip and you’ll be hooked! The chocolate chips and peanut butter create a smooth and creamy filling, while the marshmallows soften and get all nice and gooey. So the next time you’re in the mood for some s’more, check out this quick and easy dessert! Filled with simple ingredients and ready in minutes, you’ll be making this time and time again.