Bar #5: Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

I have been seeing several different bar recipes floating around Pinterest that use Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups instead of plain old chocolate.  Hmmm…I was intrigued.  I decided to create a bar like this on my own but simplify things a bit (because really, who has time for a complicated recipe when there are bars to be eating?!?!).   
These gooey bars were such a hit with my friends and family.  Seriously…people were inhaling them.  You should totally make some too…
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1 box of yellow cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
2 eggs
12 full-size Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups (not the mini ones)
1 (13 oz) jar of Marshmallow Creme (you won’t use all of it but the 7 oz jar is too small)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Grease one 8×8 inch pan (for a 13×9 pan, double the recipe).

In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, veggie oil, and eggs with an electric mixer.  Spread 2/3 of the mixture across the bottom of your pan.
 Unwrap each peanut butter cup and place them across the bottom of your pan on top of your cake mixture.

Spread your marshmallow creme across the top of the peanut butter cups in your pan covering the whole thing (I used almost all of the 13 oz but not quite all of it…just spread it out until the pan has a nice marshmallow creme layer).

Take the remaining 1/3 of your cake batter and dot it across the top.  It won’t spread evenly across the top, so don’t worry!  Just drop it around and when it bakes, it will spread out.

Bake about 30 minutes or until the bars are brown around the edges.  (The marshmallow creme will bake up big and fluffy but after the bars set out a while, it will reduce down.  Don’t panic!  It’s ok if the cream is fluffy!)

 Let the bars cool on the counter at least 2 hours before cutting into them and serving.

You will be spoiled by having peanut butter cups in your s’mores.  Absolutely spoiled!

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  • aprilparrish September 22, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    This sounds amazing!!!! Can't wait to try and EAT!!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  • Courtney September 22, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    These are in the oven now!! I'm going to need to find something to keep me busy for 2 hours so I can resist the temptation until they cool! Thanks for the great recipe!

  • Slice of Life September 24, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    Just finished baking these! And WOW did the marshmallow rise! They look delicious!

  • Anonymous October 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Made these and they are absolutely DELICIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂