Please, Sir, I'd Like (Peanut Butter & M&M) S'More(s)...Again!

I confess, I went on vacation. Again. However, even though it meant that I was torn away from this blog for longer than I would've liked, it's responsible for one of the most delicious sweet concoctions I've come up with to date. Do you remember my post about Israeli S'mores, and how excited I was to find a (admittedly unconventional and less crunchy) variation to the traditional s'more without the hydrogenated oils from the graham cracker? Well, I introduce to you now: peanut butter wafer and m&m s'mores. I know, I know. You can notify whoever it is who selects the nobel prize winners. Don't worry, I'll wait.

Okay, so you're back now? Good. This isn't so much a recipe as it is a shopping list along with a few assembly tips, but that doesn't make it any less...well, heavenly, if you ask me. This dessert is rich beyond belief, but so satisfying with its crunchy outside, melty and gooey inside, and subtle hint of chocolate in this Reese's Peanut Butter Cup - Meets - Peanut Butter Fluff creation. Enough talk - I really am too excited to blather on like I usually do.

Peanut Butter & M&M S'Mores
Yield: 1 sandwich
The Ingredients
4 Peanut Butter Wafers (I used Voortman, which has no hydrogenated oils or shortening)
1 unbelievably large (or, realistically, 2-3 normal sized) marshmallows*
M&Ms, to taste

The Method
1. Toast the marshmallow to your liking. We used a fire pit, but I'd imagine that in a pinch even a microwave could work (though a quick pass through the broiler might be your best bet for browning).
2. Slit the marshmallow enough to remove some of the gooey part, and use that to "cement" two of the wafers together. This will be the bottom of your sandwich.**
3. Place the roasted marshmallow on top, scoring the top to reveal some more of the gooey part.
4. Sprinkle with m&ms, and press down so that they stick into the marshmallow.
5. Top with the remaining 2 wafers, optionally cementing those together as well.

*Note: We found these palm-sized marshmallows in the store, and just couldn't resist. I should really take a picture of those to show you guys. If you can't find those or don't want to make a special trip to the store, a couple of regular marshmallows will, of course, work.

**Note: This is the civilized approach to this treat. Seeing as how I was on vacation with my family, it was dark out, and it looked too good to spend all that time prepping it, I just chowed down and made a mess of myself and the sandwich as the wafers separated. Seriously, I had marshmallow everywhere - my hands, face, hair, clothes.

This dessert is not for the faint of heart (or for those easily embarrassed or in otherwise formal situations), but it is well worth the mess you will make of yourself. If you really want to get creative, you could try making your own wafers, but I think it's perfectly acceptable to buy them, as I did. Sometimes you just need a simple assemble-and-eat dessert, one that doesn't require hours and hours in the kitchen.

I wish I had pictures for you, but I think you will forgive me for not posting any - you know, the whole aforementioned pitch-black-with-me-covered-in-marshmallow thing. Your imaginations are probably better with this one. Or, you could run out to the store right now and make your own, and see for yourself how enticing this dessert looks, smells, and - most importantly - tastes. You will not be disappointed. That is, until you've eaten all of the ones you made and find yourself covered in marshmallow, wanting to run to the store for more ingredients.

Even then, I think you'll feel pretty darn satisfied.

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