Do you look forward to sitting outside around a campfire for the sticky s’mores treats? That isn’t always possible because of the different seasons of the year. These Peanut Butter S’mores Bars are an easy, no bake treat that can be made year round.
*This post is sponsored for One2One Network on behalf of ACH Foods and Karo® Corn Syrup. I am partnering with them as a Become a Better Baker Blog Ambassador.
One of our favorite things to do as a family is sit around a campfire telling stories, looking at the stars, toasting marshmallows, and eating s’mores.
Of course, that all has to be put on hold during the winter months. There aren’t too many fires happening in this frigid weather that we have been having around here.
My kids love eating s’mores, so I am always looking for fun ways to create s’mores treats that we can have from all year round.
Now one thing that I don’t miss during our months without a fire is all the sticky messes that happen when my kids get around marshmallows and chocolate.
I’m not sure how it happens, but there are usually marshmallow guts on all the chairs. And don’t get me started on how crazy kids can get when given a pointy stick and access to fire. S’mores treats that are not sticky and are made without a fire get the mom approval from me.
The days are getting longer, and so is my list of great spring recipes to remake again and again. With Easter upcoming, this is the perfect bite-size final sweet touch to your feast. Hunting for eggs on Easter Sunday works up quite an appetite, after all.
These no-bake treats are very quick and easy to put together. You’ll probably have most of the ingredients waiting in your cupboards. Well, hopefully you do. If not, add them to your grocery list right away.
There are a few things that you need to make sure you remember as you make these bars.
1. Chop the candy bars first. Then place 1 cup of chopped chocolate bars into the freezer while you work on the rest.
2. Place your cereal into a large bowl, then pour the hot peanut butter syrup over it. I found it was easier to coat all the pieces this way.
3. Stir in the marshmallows and frozen candy bar chunks quickly and gently.
4. Press the mixture quickly into a greased foil lined pan. Then top the bars with the remaining candy bars and mini marshmallow bits immediately. If the mixture cools, they will not stick very well.
*I am part of the One2One Network, and I am working with ACH Foods as a Baking Ambassador. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.