Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S’mores (…with the easiest vanilla bean marshmallows).
This is soooo a Friday recipe.
We all know that calories don’t really count on the weekends.
And if you’re anything like me, the weekend starts on Thursday night so yeah, you’re good to go right now.
I’m convinced that without this rule, my life would be so much more boring Thursday evenings through Sunday afternoons. I hesitate to say Sunday nights because I’m usually down so deep in the Sunday blues depression that I can thinking of nothing else except how gloomy the next 24 hours will be with the exception of whatever HBO programming is on that night.
[Oh and sidebar, I feel that as your resident TV obsessed couch potato I must mention how I still am wishing Grey’s Anatomy ended about three years ago (stop. you’re RUINING IT.) and while the new hospital name is a nice memorial thing, uh, it just sucks. It’s will forever be Seattle Grace. Done.]
The best thing about this recipe (and trust me, I’m using that term very loosely) is that you can use whatever you want. Whatever cookies, whatever peanut butter or spread, store-bought marshmallows and your favorite chocolate. You can add a bunch of other weird or crazy things (like I’m thinking you should add bacon then brag to me about it) or leave it totally boring.
And you can certainly make these on a warm summer night, toasting the marshmallows over the fire which is slightly classier than my faux broiler s’mores. I mean, they get the job done WHEN IT’S 21 DEGREES IN APRIL but whatever. I’m not bitter.
So… these marshmallows aren’t really THAT different from the ones I’ve previously made, but they seemed so much easier. They don’t use any corn syrup and there is no need for a candy thermometer, and not only did they come together more quickly (minus beating them for 15 minutes on high speed) but they set up a bit quicker too. Like within a few hours. I am so hooked. I’ve always loved homemade marshmallows but with the vanilla beans… ugh, just so good. So fluffy.
They are like eating a giant cloud.
stuffed inside a cookie.
topped with peanut butter.
dripping with chocolate.
Like the universe really needs some of this. Oh well!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S'mores
- 8 chocolate chip cookies
- 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 4 1/2 ounce square of dark chocolate
- 4 vanilla bean marshmallows
vanilla bean marshmallows
- 2 packets of gelatin
- 8 tablespoons of cold water
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup cold water
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla bean the seeds scraped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- To make the s’mores, spread a half tablespoon of peanut butter on the inside of 4 cookies. Place a square of chocolate on top, then place a marshmallow on top of that. Place the cookies on a baking sheet.
- Heat the broiler in your oven, placing the oven rack directly underneath. Broil for 1-2 minutes, until the marshmallows are golden, bubbly and runny. Remove from the oven and top with the other chocolate chip cookie. Eat!
vanilla bean marshmallows
- Place the gelatin in a small bowl and stir in the 8 tablespoons of cold water. Set aside. Spray an 8×8 pan with nonstick spray, then sprinkle some powdered sugar in the pan and shake well, dispersing it all over the pan, covering the entire thing.
- In a small saucepan, combine the remaining cold water and sugar. Heat oven medium heat, stirring constantly until the sugar is dissolved and bubbly, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the gelatin mixture, stirring, and bring it to a boil. Once boiling, immediately remove from heat. Add to the bowl of an electric mixer attached with a whisk. Let sit and slightly cool. Add in vanilla extract, beans and salt. Beat on medium-high speed for 10-15 minutes, until white and glossy and shiny and thick. Spread in the 8×8 pan and top with powdered sugar if desired. Let sit for about 4 hours, or even overnight.
- To cut, I run a knife along the outside of the pan, then turn it over and shake the marshmallow cube out. Using a knife sprayed with nonstick spray, slice the marshmallows into your desired size.
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141 Comments on “Chocolate Chip Cookie Peanut Butter S’mores (…with the easiest vanilla bean marshmallows).”
LOVE how ooey gooey fabulous these are!
Holler! These are insanely awesome looking. I am dying of happiness right now!
Well of course calories don’t count on the weekends – i’m so glad you agree. And even though I agree that Grey’s Anatomy should be done, i just can’t quit it. I have to finish a show out till the bitter end. Mmm now i want to watch an episode WHILE eating a s’more. Can you come up here and make me one?
Yup. TOTALLY a Friday recipe. Love it!
following up on your hbo talk….did you hear about christopher abbott (charlie) leaving Girls?!! no!!!! i loved charlie and marnie together!!!
YES. dying. lena dunham is not on my good list right now.
OMG YUM. these look amaaaaazing!!! Do you know Trader Joe’s Cookie Butter? Now there’s something I feel could add to the ridiculousness of these lovely things. :)
What are you doing to me?!?! I’m on a juice cleanse right now and this is tortureeee. In the best possible way.
I completely agree with your Grey’s comment. I was so upset when McSteamy died…I tried to continue watching but gave up, permanently. Sometimes too much of a good this isn’t good anymore…. unlike the look of these cookie sandwiches!
Hi. I’m totally with you on the weekend beginning on Thursday and then Sunday afternoon sadness, followed by an HBO programming coma. (Can I *tell* you how excited I am for their summer programming? Especially The Newsroom? And how stupidly thrilled I am for all the Game of Thrones episodes now? Hi, total nerd here.)
Yep, there are DEFINITELY being made in our home this weekend. It’s good to know the marshmallows aren’t as intimidating as the previous ones because, uh, I’ve never made marshmallows and something simple to introduce me to the art of it is a necessity.
Keep up the good work! Loving this recipe!
These are a pregnant woman’s DREAM. Love.
I need these in my belly like yesterday
OK, you made me drool! I’m a peanut butter freak–love the combo! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness!!! Really?? i NEED these now!
How can you put so many words that I love all together in one place and then expect me to go on with my life when I’m so hungry, I hate you. I mean, I love you. You’re brilliant.
i’ve used peanut butter in s’mores, and cookies in s’mores, but never the two together… this may very well be the death of me…
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This is perfect for a Friday night at home! Those vanilla bean marshmallows sounds so delicious, and peanut butter and chocolate chip? Talk about calories (but so worth it)!
Just what I needed on Friday. But now it is Saturday. I will still probably make myself one.
BEST. S’MORES. RECIPE. EVER.
Just a great away to start the weekend, Fantastic!
these look delicious! and you are SO right about Grey’s – but i keep watching for some reason…
I don’t know if I love you more for your blog or your writing, but I love you!!! :) When we first woke up I guess I was laying in bed smiling and my husband said “you’re reading THAT blog aren’t you?” It was hilarious. Thank you for sharing your amazing recipes, pictures and humor that just makes my day!
I want to face plant onto one of the marshmallows. It wouldn’t even hurt. It would be a soft, yummy landing.
Have you made vegetarian marshmallows? I wonder if these could be adapted.
This recipe looks so delicious!
can’t wait to try it out
As soon as I make these, I can die.
Holy heck. These look amazing!!! And 21 degrees???? That is just wrong! On so many levels!
Oh. My. Goodness. This looks divine, your photos are beautiful! I need to make this asap :)
These look incredible! Happy Friday!
I just died 15 glorious deaths right this instant.
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These look like the perfect cure for whatever a work/school week entailed! Comfort food in cookie form. :) Homemade marshmallows are the best!
These look ridiculously good! And of course calories don’t count at the weekend :)
I love s’mores, esp around a campfire.
Never made my own marshmallows, but you’ve got me thinking.
I’d be willing to bet these would be to die for with some of the fresh ground peanut butter made with honey roasted peanuts that you can buy at Whole Foods. And with bacon….and if you really wanted to tart it up instead of broiling you could dip in batter and deep fry like the Passenger (in DC) does with their bacon-wrapped peanut butter cups.
They are definately ruining Greys! I loved it when it was darker bahaha if that makes sense at all! If they fire Bailey….. argh! i really wish they ended it ASAP.
Anyways, trying to find the recipe for the chocolate chip cookies! Did a search but 12 pages worth of stuff came up. Can you help me out!? Thanks!!
i just used store bought cookies for these, but you can find other cookie recipes here: http://www.howsweeteats.com/recipes/cookies/
these look soooo yum
What cookie recipe did you use???? i need to know know. my weekend plans depend on it.
I’m not even lying when I say my mouth is watering over these. I’m DYING. And I’m totally on board with you about Grey’s. but yet I still watch, every week, no matter what. Lol
OMG those would be SOEFFINGGOODIWOULDDIEEEEEEEE with bacon on them.
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You are really throwing my diet into the garbage with posts like this! It looks truly amazing!
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Shut the front door. Ugh.. how am I ever going to fit into my bikini?! I love that this is a smaller recipe– for 4. that way I don’t eat 12 or some other disgusting number of these back to back.
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