Fluffernutter S’mores Bars…..nothing says summer and homey to me more than those words combined! We just came back from camping and although we didn’t do the s’mores thing this time (tryin’ to keep my girlish figure and all….), we’ll be sure to have them in another of our camping trips this summer since it won’t be the last!
I found this recipe through pinterest and they were just called Fluffernutter bars which already looked and sounded amazing. (Thanks Brightgreendoor.com). Sooo, I decided to make them as a treat for my Mr. Techie and his boss since we’re supposed to be leaving for a business trip today to Virginia and his boss is going as a last minute thing. I thought it might brighten their spirits a little to have something warm, gooey and oh so delectable from the oven once we all get there.
I started with the batter for the flutternutter bars….
1 cup butter, melted
1 cup peanut butter (I substituted 1 cup chocolate soybutter and a a big scoop of peanut butter since I didn’t have that much peanut butter left)
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
2 Tb. vanilla (I make my own of course, and that’s another post)
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 of a large container of marshmallow fluff
1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup peanuts, salted if you wish
Preheat the oven to 350. I started by mixing the butter, peanut and soy butters, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla until mixed. I slowly added the flour in half cup batches until it was fully incorporated but not overly mixed- just until it’s all mixed in. Then I took ALL the marshmallow fluff and folded it gently into the chocolate mixture (mine was chocolate because of the chocolate soy butter, but if you didn’t use it, yours will probably be a white/cream color), and dumped it all into a 9×13 pan which was greased very well. Don’t forget you are using tons of marshmallow fluff so you’ll need to be able to get it out easily. Parchment paper would probably be best going up all sides and on the bottom, but I was too lazy. I evenly coated the top with the peanuts and graham cracker crumbs for that s’mores bar taste. Bake for 35 minutes (the original recipe from Brightgreendoor.com says 20 minutes but maybe I added more marshmallow or something because mine took way longer. When I looked at them at 20 and then 30 minutes it was still pretty jiggly in the middle so I covered it in foil to prevent the puffy marshmallow from burning and kept cookin’ until I felt like they were done…..about 35 minutes. Keep an eye on them to see when they look done to you. (I’ll have to try this again another time….for posterity sake, to see if it takes that long again or if it’s just something goin’ on today.)
Anyway, when I took them out, ooooh baby, were they amazing looking with all the puffed up marshmallow fluff bubbles. I just wish it weren’t so hot that I could just eat the ooey, gooey marshmallows just from there.
Here’s the after picture….making you jealous at all?
I’m really trying not to eat them all, or really even one since I’m cutting back on sweets to only 2-3 times per week. I’m hoping these help the business trip to be a little better than usual and maybe I’ll be invited along again just so I can bring the goodies….hmm I knew there was another motive for me lol.
What do you do to let motivate yourself to eat a healthy lifestyle?