A summery delight for a cold Maine night: S’moreos

I planned on baking something to embrace autumn for this week’s baking column. Each morning the air has been brisker as I walk to Dana for breakfast. Every afternoon as the wind rustles the leaves, the smell of fall beckons me to walk through the arboretum. I considered concocting something with apples and cinnamon, or caramel and pecans, or maybe pumpkin.

Then, on Friday night, as I patiently waited for Acadia and Maggie to finish making their “surprise dessert” for our team dinner, I smelled something different wafting from the kitchen—I smelled summer. I smelled s’mores! However, these were not your everyday, run-of-the-mill s’mores; they made double stuf Oreo peanut butter s’mores. These were too warm and gooey and chocolatey and peanut buttery not to gobble up. By the time the last person on the team grabbed a spin-off of the summery treat, the rest of us were reaching for seconds (or thirds) with sticky fingers. If you’re not quite ready for fall or already feeling reminiscent for warm, starry nights and bonfires, these s’mores are the perfect easy dessert to take you back. I asked Maggie and Acadia to share their thoughts on their winning confection.

Where did you find the recipe?

Minimalistbaker.com, Maggie’s favorite blog in the whole world!

Were you looking for a specific recipe?

As our access to baking goods is not too vast, we needed something with simple and easy ingredients…hence simple and easy s’mores!

Did you adapt the recipe at all?

We stole Andy’s Double Stuf Oreos for double the creaminess!

Would you change anything?

We accidently got crunchy peanut butter, but that didn’t dollop very well. I’d get creamy peanut butter next time. The ice cream [Gifford’s S’mores ice cream] was a great touch. I’d make sure to add that again!

Baking Instructions:

1. Preheat the oven on broil and put the rack on the second spot from the top.

2. Place 10 Oreos on the baking sheet and place a marshmallow on top of each.

3. Broil on high for 1-3 minutes until deep golden brown (watch closely—you don’t want the marshmallows to burn!).

4. Remove from oven and top each with 1/2 Tbsp. peanut butter then top with second Oreo.

5. Enjoy while still warm, gooey, and messy!

You may want to double or triple this recipe. It’s close to impossible to only have one!

Peanut Butter S’moreos

adapted from

minimalistbaker.com

– 20 Double Stuf Oreo’s 

– 10 large marshmallows

– 5 tbsp.  creamy or

crunchy peanut butter

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