April 17, 2014

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

You guys know how I am obsessed with Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S’mores! It is seriously the best way to do s’mores: salty and sweet with chocolate AND peanut butter. :) I wanted to incorporate those flavors into a fun, gooey, marshmallow-y cake bar. I am in love with how these turned out!! Kevin is obsessed with them! He has declared it one of his all time favorite treats ever.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

The bottom layer is a sweet, buttery cake, topped with a layer of salty Ritz crackers and fluffy marshmallow creme.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

They’re then topped off with mini peanut butter cups and crushed Ritz crackers for the perfect combo of salty, sweet, ooey, and gooey!!! :) You’ve got to make these bars! :)

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Here’s all you need to make these bad boys.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

First beat together 1 yellow cake mix, 1 stick softened butter, and 1 egg into a firm dough.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Then press into the bottom of a 9×13 pan that’s been lined with foil. Lining makes it so much easier to get them out of the pan!

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Here’s my trick for a faster and easier way to line a pan with foil. Press foil around the bottom of the pan first, then place inside. It should fit perfectly now!

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Next add a layer of Ritz crackers…

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Then mix together 1 jar of marshmallow creme with 1 can of sweetened condensed milk. The sweetened condensed milk gives the marshmallow fluff a wonderful toasty flavor! :)

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

And pour evenly over the crackers for your sweet marshmallow filling.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Top with 2 bags mini peanut butter cups and more crushed Ritz.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely in pan before cutting and serving. Bars will be very gooey when warm, but will set up once cooled. You can speed up this process by putting them in the fridge. Kevin actually prefers them chilled!

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Oh my gosh, you guys. These bars.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

They’re sweet, buttery, fluffy, chocolaty, and peanut buttery.

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Bars! Buttery cake topped with marshmallow fluff, mini peanut butter cups and Ritz crackers. If these bars were a person, we'd be married and on our third kid.

Cannot get over how soft and gooey they are!! :) Love them!! :) If you’re a fan of cake, Ritz crackers, and peanut butter cups, you’ve got to make these bars happen ASAP. :) Hope you enjoy!! :)

Gooey Ritz Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Bars

1 box yellow cake mix
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
1 egg
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2 (8 ounce) bags mini Reese’s peanut butter cups

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray. Beat cake mix, butter, and egg into a firm dough, then press into the bottom of prepared pan. Top with a layer of Ritz crackers.

2. Mix together marshmallow creme and sweetened condensed milk until fully combined, and pour evenly over the crackers. Top with mini peanut butter cups and one sleeve crushed Ritz crackers.

3. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool completely in pan before cutting and serving. Bars will be very gooey when warm, but will set up once cooled.

Makes 24 bars.



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1
Averie @ Averie Cooks April 17, 2014 at 4:15 am

Salty and sweet, cake bars with crunch, PEANUT BUTTER cups…this is my dream dessert, Amanda! Pinned!

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Susan April 17, 2014 at 7:40 am

I CAN’T WAIT to make these!!! Thanks!!

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Angie | Big Bear's Wife April 17, 2014 at 8:06 am

OMG Pass a few of those over here! Mini Reese’s peanut butter cups are my weakness!

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Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough April 17, 2014 at 9:50 am

OH MY GOSH YES TO THESE. (sorry for all the yelling, BUT YUM.)

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5
Cathy April 17, 2014 at 11:53 am

YUMMMM
I will be making these very very soon :)
Can they be frozen (if they last long enough)?
Cheers

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet April 17, 2014 at 12:36 pm

Woah! These bars look fantastic! Love the salty sweet combo!

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Lily (A Rhubarb Rhapsody) April 17, 2014 at 10:41 pm

Wow! Now that is the kind of high level of decadence that I like to see. Indulgent to the core! <3

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Tieghan April 17, 2014 at 10:53 pm

UM!! what!?!? These are insane!!Crazy, insane and amazing! :)

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emily April 18, 2014 at 12:07 am

So excited to try this recipe! It isn’t too complicated, and it doesn’t take very long, either. Perfect to share with company!

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sunnyrainbow April 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The salt, the sweet, the crunch, the bake… I’m in heaven!

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Ashley | Our Full Table April 20, 2014 at 10:36 pm

These look sinful and I want to eat the whole pan! Yummy!

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Sara from Crofton, Maryland April 21, 2014 at 8:50 am

I made these for Easter and they were a hit! DEFINITELY need to stick ‘em in the fridge to set-up. I made the mistake of just letting them cool in the pan then attempting to cut and it was a gooey mess. Popped ‘em in the fridge overnight and that did the trick. They were still soft and gooey, just easier to handle and oh-so-good! A must-try if you like the chocolate/peanut butter/salty combo. I have a few on my desk for coworkers but I’m on the fence…to share or not to share?? I’ll wait to see how nice they are today then decide. LOL! Thanks, Amanda, for another great recipe to add to my collection. You never disappoint!!

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lesliemac23 April 21, 2014 at 4:04 pm

Making these tonight for a Social Justice House Meeting tomorrow! Yum & thanks as always Amanda for the great recipes.

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lisa hubbard April 25, 2014 at 11:22 am

I am making these for a friend that lives in Colorado. Does anyone have any travel recommendations? I have never mailed any kind of baked goods before. How can I keep them from melting into a mess. I plan on freezing them prior to mailing.

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Sommer @ASpicyPerspective April 28, 2014 at 11:52 am

I so love the salty & sweet combo! My sweet tooth is calling for these babies! Pinned

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Ali | Gimme Some Oven April 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

Yay! These are sooooo YOU! :) I seriously can’t wait to try them. I’ve been hooked on s’mores with Ritz ever since you first talked about the idea!

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Jessica @ Sprinkle Some Sugar May 5, 2014 at 10:21 pm

Love the salty and sweet combo! These bars look ridiculous! Pinned. :)

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Elaine May 6, 2014 at 9:25 pm

The ultimate decadent sweet treat dessert! Wow….I may never recover from this sugar high!

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Tizz May 15, 2014 at 3:08 pm

I just made these and added Heath Toffee pieces and then cut the reeses in half so I only needed 1 bag. Haven’t tried them yet as there cooling off now. Will let you know how they turned out!

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Deb July 30, 2014 at 7:04 pm

BEST dessert ever!!! I think I ate most of the pan, and had no desire to share. I will be making these again. Thank you for creating such a wonderful treat. Smores are always good, but these are better by far!!

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