Craving s’mores but don’t have a campfire or firepit or wooden sticks? No problem! My sister and I figured out a long time ago that the microwave does an awesome job of melting marshmallows to the perfect gooey consistency for s’mores (minus the burnt parts)! We would stand in front of the microwave, watching the marshmallows swell up until they were just warm and gooey enough to melt the chocolate and squish between two graham crackers. S’mores are quite possibly THE universally loved dessert, so much so that Buzzfeed published “39 S’mores Hacks That Will Change Your Life.” I’ll take one of each!
Indoor s’mores are so easy that they’re done in 10 seconds flat! I decided to change it up a bit and use peanut butter instead of chocolate…a little more protein = a little healthier (at least that’s what I’m telling myself). The combination of peanut butter and marshmallow has that amazingly delicious salty/sweet thing going for it and believe me, you won’t be able to stop at just one! These are great for kids, parties, BBQs…tonight’s dessert…anytime you need a little something sweet.
2 graham cracker halves (use gluten-free graham crackers for g-free diets)
1 Tbsp peanut butter (I used creamy, reduced fat)
1. Place one graham cracker half on a microwave-safe plate and place marshmallow vertically on top of cracker.
2. Microwave for 10-15 seconds on high power until marshmallow expands; meanwhile spread peanut butter on other graham cracker half.
3. Once done microwaving, place peanut butter graham cracker half over marshmallow half, pressing together.
Recipe: Lighten Up Recipes
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