Peanut Butter Cup S'more Brownies

Peanut Butter Cup S'more Brownies
Catchy name, right? Whenever I make something new, Chris (formerly known as Mr. Bell but recently I have added stupid nick names to the ever growing list of things that annoy me) wants to know what I'm going to call it. He's a marketing guy and is big on catchy names for things. This one? Not so much. I like to look at the name of something and know what is in it. Recipes with the words "surprise" "mystery" or my personal favorite "secret" tend to be met with much skepticism.

Recipes that include the words peanut butter cup, however, always win. I recently heard of this really cool party idea - a S'mores Bar. Instantly I decided that it is what we must do for the little Bell who is turning 6 next month. Then I realized that camp fires and children hyped up and making their own s'mores in my backyard was really only a great idea in theory. You see? I am learning.

Also I have no say in the birthday party themes around here. We tend to have a lot of Lightning McQueen and various forms of trucks. This year, we've had a request for an ambulance theme which I have drawn the line at. There is no way to make an ambulance party seem not weird. Of course the camp out/s'more party idea gone wrong could include an ambulance but I don't think that's what anyone had in mind.

Peanut Butter Cup S'more Brownies
Recipe by Michelle's Dinner Bell

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup sugar
6 tbs butter, melted
Brownie mix and ingredients called for on package (I like Ghiradelli Double Chocolate)
12 peanut butter cups
24 large marshmallows

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter and mix. In silicone muffin mold or paper lined muffin tray, pack an equal amount of mixture in bottom of each well - about 3-4 tablespoons per well.
  2. Place a peanut butter cup and a marshmallow on top of that.
  3. Prepare brownie mix according to package directions and pour into mold until each is about 3/4 full.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until done being careful not to overbake.
  5. When brownies are cool, remove them from the molds.
  6. The marshmallow topping is easiest with a creme brulle torch. But if you don't have one, you can just toast a marshmallow over your gas flame, cut it in half and press onto top of cupcake. You could also do it in the broiler.


  1. Wow, there's just so much going on in here. I love it!

  2. WOW! What's not to love about these brownies! They sound fantastic!!