Thursday, August 9, 2012

S'more Peanut Butter Pizza

Everyone knows that the best thing about camping is sleeping on a cold, hard ground with rocks jabbing into your ribs every time you try to move around in a sleeping bag.  No?  Oh wait- It's when you have to pee in the middle of the night and have to stumble around trying to find your flashlight then running across eight campgrounds to get to the bathrooms.  Wait- that's not it either.  I know!  It's when you're sleeping in a tent in Yellowstone and are terrified to move because you hear a noise that could only be a bear outside your tent only to realize after five minutes of not breathing that it's your husband snoring.  Nope.  Not that.  It's S'mores!  Everyone loves a S'more.  Anyone who doesn't clearly has no soul.  This recipe wasn't originally called S'more Peanut Butter Pizza, but it should be!  Look at those golden roasted marshmallows.  Delicious! I loved this dessert.  I can't wait to make it over and over again so I can eat half of it all to myself.  :)
S'more Peanut Butter Pizza
source: Worldwide Ward Cookbook by Deanna Buxton

1/2 c peanut butter
1/2 c butter
1 1/2 c flour
1/2 c sugar
1/2 c packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 t vanilla
2 c mini marshmallows
1 c chocolate chips
1 c M&Ms (I didn't have on hand, so I left them off)

Preheat the oven to 375.

In a mixing bowl, cream the peanut butter and butter on medium speed for about 1 minute.  Add the flour, sugars, egg, and vanilla.  

Just a warning- it will look like a dry mess until you add the egg.  Once that goes in, the dough really comes together.

 Next, tilt your head to the side to see how to pat the dough into a greased 12-inch pizza pan.  I'm sure this would work in a 9x13 pan as well.
 Bake it for 10 minutes.
 Add the marshmallows.  I just realized that I only used half the amount that the recipe called for.  hmph.  Go for the gold and add the full 2 cups!
 Sprinkle with chocolate chips.
 Return to the oven and cook for an additional 5-8 minutes.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle on the M&Ms, if using.  If not, enjoy the bubbly goodness of the toasty golden marshmallows.
 Let it cool for about ten minutes and serve!
I seriously gobbled up about three slices of this one day.  The peanut butter cookie base stays soft the next day.  I'm not sure about the third day because I had my way with it before it could last that long.  I will be making this for several years to come.  It was a delicious, quick dessert.  Gobble.  Gobble.


  1. This was very yummy but I went for "the gold" and put 2 C. of marshmallows on top. It kind of hurt my teeth it was so sweet. I'm guessing that 1 C. of marshmallows is perfect. I really like the cookie base. Delicious!

  2. Emily, Thanks for your comment! As per Emily's advice, if you do go for the gold and use two c of marshmallows, keep your toothbrush on hand to brush away the sweetness. I'm glad you liked it!