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April 19, 2012

Peanut Butter and Jelly S'mores {Improv Cooking Challenge}

Hey friends! It's time for another round of the Improv Cooking Challenge, hosted by Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker

For this month we had to pick something peanut butter and jelly related. Can you believe I was never crazy about peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? Yeah, I was that kid. Weird. So I was excited to see what other peanut butter and jelly recipes live out there in the vast world of recipes. I went through my longgggg list - like 200 pages worth - of recipes from blogs that I've wanted to try, did a search for "peanut butter and jelly", and was oohing and aahing over my options. Did you know there are tons of peanut butter and jelly bars and cupcake recipes out there? I'll try them one day, but for now I was drawn to these peanut butter and jelly s'mores. Uh, genius! I love when I can find a unique, creative recipe. I hadn't heard of this idea before and was intrigued. Cuz I used to love s'mores. Loved my marshmallows burnt. Extra burnt.

The only change I made was that I added some chocolate to it too, to make it a true s'mores. Plus the peanut butter and jelly of course. 

























Overdoing it? I.think.not.

Peanut Butter and Jelly S'mores
slightly adapted from Cookin' Up North
  • creamy peanut butter
  • strawberry jelly (or whatever kind you prefer)
  • graham cracker
  • 2 marshmallows
  • 2 squares of chocolate (I used a Symphony milk chocolate candy bar)
For one s'more, break a graham cracker in half and spread with peanut butter and jelly. I used 2 normal sized marshmallows. Stick a square of chocolate in each of the 2 normal sized marshmallows and roast until marshmallows are browned to your satisfaction. Put on top of the peanut butter and jelly-topped graham cracker and then top with the other graham cracker half.


























Looks like PJ was ready to dive in head first. We enjoyed this treat! It was fun to "roast" the marshmallows on the stove, but it would of course be a great idea for camping too. Put a twist on the old s'more, plus it's so easy to bring along some peanut butter and jelly too.

Oh, and check out the other Improvers' peanut butter and jelly recipes below:



Linking up here.

Peace, and bacon grease!

29 comments:

Danielle said...

drooling!! this sounds amazing and it's kind of a "why didn't I think of that" recipe.

Crunchy Creamy Sweet said...

Mouth-watering! A wonderful way to use this month's ingredients!

Lizzy said...

Such a fun idea, Desi! Love that gooey marshmallow :)

kristen-frugalanticsrecipes-com said...

This could very well be my favorite entry in the Improv today. What a great idea!!!

Teri@thefreshmancook said...

Desi~I love this! It looks delicious; your photos are gorgeous! Great idea!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious said...

I go camping in a few months and we always have smores, i'm gonna surprise everyone and take the PB n J. It sounds like it'd be the bomb :)
Cheers..

Maureen said...

Oh how I wish we had graham crackers in Australia. I'm going to have to try to make some just to enjoy this. :)

Veronica Miller said...

I just came from Skinny Chick's blog and you guys that don't love PB&J are wigging me out. Are you sure you're human? Is your heart beating? lol! I could live off of it. But I forgive you because you made one heck of a pb&j treat! Now I'm the girl who doesn't like s'mores (can you forgive me? I repent of the pb&j teasing-lol), but I think I would like this version!

Deanna - Teaspoon of Spice said...

Love how simple yet how utterly delicious these sound! And look - such fun photos too!

Lesa said...

Wow, that looks amazing, Desi! How creative!

Heather Kinnaird said...

This looks amazing!

laurie said...

Looks delicious!

Chris said...

Why is PJ screaming at his smore? ;)

Mimi said...

What a fun recipe. As a PB&J lover I am always surprised at the number of people who aren't. Although I shouldn't be my son is not a fan, I just thought he was missing some dna.
Mimi

The Country Cook said...

Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for linking up to Weekend Potluck. This is so creative!! What a great idea! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Carole said...

Talking of peanut butter jelly, you might like this quote. Janet Evanovich Quote

beti said...

now that's a real smore's

Krista said...

These are genius! My son would love them. Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week and please come back soon ~EMM

Maria said...

Oh yum, how good this looks!!!!! Great idea to add PB&J to s'mores! YUM!!!

Cathy Wiechert said...

Now here is something that is even better than peanut butter and jelly...peanut butter, jelly, and melted marshmallows. YUM! Wonderful idea!

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

HOw fun! These look fabulous. I appreciate you linking to Must Try Monday.

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

Featuring your S'mores on Thursday from this week's Must Try Monday

MM said...

Never in my life have I heard of this. What a wacky, but super fun idea! Thank you for linking with See Ya In the Gumbo.

Oh, I like burnt marshmallows too!

Little Mommy Kim said...

What a great idea! I would love these!

Renee said...

I can't wait to try these! I love me some PB&J :)

cookies and cups said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Thanks for linking them up!!

cookies and cups said...

OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVE these!! Thanks for linking them up!!

Addicted to Recipes said...

These s'mores are GREAT! Love them :-) thanks so much for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday!

Lamb @ LambAround: Life with my Sexy Nerd said...

Look at all these peanut butter recipes. Wow!

Your post has been pinned :)