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Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Sliders

Even if you do not like camping and have never been to the woods, just about everyone has tasted s’mores. With ooey-gooey melted chocolate and marshmallows on graham crackers, they are hard to resist. This easy recipe is slightly different, using sweet slider rolls instead of graham crackers and peanut butter cups instead of chocolate bars, but they are taking over the internet worldwide. The peanut butter cups and marshmallows melt together with a thin layer of crushed graham crackers, making for a tasty dessert that everyone will love.

Baking s’mores became a thing a long time ago for people who want to have the delicious chocolatey marshmallow treat at home without starting a fire. But using slider rolls instead of graham crackers is a pretty genius concept, and they still have graham crackers in them for the flavor. These are so easy, and you will love the combination with Reese’s cups. Just put it together in a pan and bake for 15 minutes.

I first saw this on TikTok a couple of years ago, and honestly, the idea did not appeal to me at all. Just the thought of chocolate on bread did not sound appetizing. So, of course, I had to try it! Not only was it delicious, but I also started a tradition with the family for our summer vacations. We always make these in June after the kids leave school for summer vacations, no matter where we are.

If you were never a Girl Scout, you may not even remember seeing this recipe in the handbook when you were a kid, but you probably heard about it. It usually starts with roasting marshmallows and then just kind of morphs into adding chocolate and graham crackers. We love to have these s’mores sliders around the fire during the winter on our ski vacation, too. They are delicious with hot cocoa especially this peanut butter hot chocolate, which is the perfect cold-weather beverage.

Why you will love this recipe

  • You don’t have to start a fire: Since making these in the oven, you don’t need a fire. But you can always have one. Just bake them and bring them out to the bonfire for everyone to enjoy.
  • They are so easy: I love easy recipes. This one takes just minutes to make, and you only need a few items. Keep everything in layers so you can stack, bake, and serve. You will need one block of slider rolls, two large candy bars, and some marshmallows.
  • Ooey gooey melted yum: It is hard to explain why melted chocolate and marshmallows taste so good together, but they do. Add that to a bun with graham cracker crumbs, and you have a combination of flavors that cannot be beaten, even by the original s’mores.
  • The kids can do it: Part of the fun of original s’mores was letting them make their own. Roasting marshmallows on a stick was exciting, even if they fell into the fire. With this recipe, the kids can stack it all together in the pan, and you don’t have to worry about losing any marshmallows. 

What you’ll need to make peanut butter cup s’mores sliders:

Special items:

  • Mixing bowl– For mixing up the topping.
  • Pastry brush – An easy way to spread butter on the buns.
  • Baking sheet – I use my regular cookie sheets.

Ingredients:

  • Graham crackers – While I prefer the Honey Maid brand, you can use whatever graham crackers you like. You will crush them and make a topping for the buns.
  • Cinnamon—This warm spice adds a bit of a bite with a sweet and hot tang that goes perfectly with sugar on just about anything.
  • Nutmeg – Adding nutmeg to the cinnamon sugar is my secret ingredient. It gives these sliders a burst of woody nuttiness.
  • Sugar—For this recipe, you need granulated white sugar mixed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and cookie crumbs to make the sweet topping for the rolls.
  • Slider buns – There are many slider buns on the market, but I usually use the regular soft brioche rolls. My kids prefer Hawaiian Rolls.
  • Peanut butter cups — You can use the regular cups of if you are a huge Reese’s fan, get the extra large cups!
  • Marshmallows—Regular-size marshmallows work best for this recipe. However, you can use mini marshmallows if you like.
  • Butter—Spread unsalted melted butter onto the tops of the rolls before sprinkling them with the cinnamon sugar graham cracker topping.

How to make the s’mores sliders?

  1. Preheat and prepare: First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place parchment paper on a large baking sheet.
  2. Mix the topping: While you wait for the oven to heat, mix the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and graham crackers in a food processor or blender until combined.
  3. Layer the buns: Place the bottom layer of buns on the prepared pan and top with chocolate peanut butter cups. Then, place marshmallows on top of the chocolate and top with the slider roll tops.
  4. Brush and sprinkle: Now, brush the top of the rolls with melted butter and sprinkle generously with the graham cracker topping.
  5. Bake and serve: Finally, bake the sliders for 15 minutes and serve warm.

Expert tip

Which ingredients are best

When making these delicious little sweet sandwiches, I tend to gravitate toward what I have seen used before. For example, when I think about making them, I grab Honey Maid graham crackers, Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, and Hershey’s candy bars or Reese’s peanut butter cups. I do not do this because I am trying to promote these brands. It just became a tradition.

But I wanted to start a new tradition with my kids, so I let them choose their favorites. My daughter got chocolate graham crackers, colored marshmallows, and white chocolate. My opted for extra large peanut butter cups. They are a lot better, he says. I wanted to mix things up, so I got Oreos, vanilla wafers, and shortbread cookies with several marshmallows and candy bars.

We did a bake-off to see which one my husband liked the best. He chose the chocolate graham cracker one that my daughter thought up. I preferred the ones I made with dark chocolate candy bars, gourmet marshmallows flavored like caramel, and vanilla wafer crumbs. Honestly, they were all delicious. You can make some very interesting combinations.

Recipe variations and add-ins:

  • Add candy: For even more sweetness, add a layer of M&M’s,  or Reese’s Pieces, or drizzle some caramel!
  • Peanut butter s’mores sliders: Add a layer of peanut butter. Try the crunchy stuff for a nuttier texture.
  • Other cookies: I have made these with crushed Oreos, Nilla wafers, and even chocolate chip cookies instead of graham crackers and they are amazing no matter how you make them.
  • Fruity s’mores sliders: Another way to make this recipe unique is to spread some fruit on it. I put some strawberry preserves on top of the marshmallows, and everyone loved it—including me!
  • Cinnamon roll sliders: This genius recipe came from an idea I had while eating breakfast. You take cinnamon rolls and slice them in half like slider buns, and then add the rest of the ingredients.

Serving suggestions:

  • Serve the s’mores sliders with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side for a traditional dessert. Or serve it with my easy 3-ingredient Oreo ice cream.
  • At your next cookout or camping trip, bring the ingredients and the sheet pan to make them right on the fire. The kids can still roast their marshmallows if they want to.
  • What kind of soup goes with a s’more slider? Try melted vanilla ice cream or sherbet of any flavor. It may not be soup, but who cares? Dip the s’mores right in there, and you will see why it’s a great idea.
  • Serve the with a sweet dipping sauce like caramel sauce, or chocolate sauce.
  • They go great with a cup of homemade hot chocolate.
  • For the adults, these sweet bites go great with Irish coffee, or you can try this vodka cake batter shake for even more sweetness.

Frequently asked questions

What are s’mores sliders?

These sliders are a twist on the original graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow treat many of us first had as a child on a camping trip. They are made with little miniature sweet rolls sliced in half and layered with chocolate bars and marshmallows. The top is slathered with melted butter, and then sprinkle a layer of crushed graham crackers mixed with cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg.

How can I make a larger batch?

If you are having a large crowd or group of people over for a barbecue, surprise them with this dessert. It is easy to make a larger batch. You need a larger pan or several pans. Then, just like the regular recipe, put the bottom half of the rolls on the pans, cover with huge sheets of chocolate or many chocolate peanut butter cups, and top with some giant marshmallows. Then, put the tops on and paint them with melted butter before sprinkling on the cookie topping. You will have a delicious dessert for dozens in just a few minutes.

Where did the s’mores idea come from?

The name comes from people asking for more, of course, but who thought up the delicious treat is a mystery. The first recipe showed up in a recipe book made by Campfire Marshmallows in 1922. They called it a graham cracker sandwich. Then, it was published again in the Girl Scouts handbook in 1927. Some folks claim they were made way back in the 1890s when people were roasting marshmallows all over the Northeast during summer vacations. This new recipe has been around for a few years, but with social media, it is hard to know where it started.

What makes s’mores so good?

Many people say the combination of the gooey melted marshmallow and silky melted chocolate triggers some kind of hormone in your brain to make you want more. Is that where the name came from? Nobody really knows for sure, but this sounds like as good an explanation as any. I personally believe that the chocolate and graham cracker combination is the best, and the marshmallow is just an added bonus. Tell me in the comments what you think!

How to store:

  • Refrigerate: You can store these s’mores in an airtight container in the fridge, but after a few hours, they start losing their gooey chocolate and marshmallow taste.
  • Freezing: Freezing is not recommended.
  • Reheating: You can reheat in the microwave for 30 seconds.

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Recipe tips:

  • If you do not have a food processor or blender, you can crush the cookies with a rolling pin and mix them in a bowl with the sugar and spices.
  • Those who love to barbecue could also try this recipe on the grill. The buns turn out nice and crispy.
  • You can skip the graham cracker crumb topping if you think that is too much sweetness.
  • Spray your parchment paper with non-stick spray to make sure they do not stick.
  • Allow the s’mores to set for about two minutes so the melted deliciousness does not disappear.

Peanut Butter Cup S’mores Sliders

Peanut Butter Cup S'mores Sliders on sweet rolls, with gooey marshmallows and crushed graham crackers, are the ultimate camping dessert.

  • Prep Time10 MIN
  • Cook Time15 MIN
  • Servings 12 sliders

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup crushed graham crackers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 pack of sweet Hawaiian rolls 12 slider buns
  • 12 large peanut butter cups
  • 12 large marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Combine graham crackers, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugars in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  • Halve slider buns and place them on a baking sheet or into a baking pan; on the bottom buns, layer peanut butter cups on each slider. Next, place a giant marshmallow on each peanut butter cup, then top with slider bun tops.
  • Brush the top of the buns with melted butter and sprinkle with the graham mixture.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Serve.

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Melissa

Melissa

Amazing recipe! My family absolutely loved this!

Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe

Wow, this looks very tasty. I'll add it to my recipe. book.

Gervin Khan

Gervin Khan

Wow! It was so delicious! I would love to try this recipe. I know my family will enjoy eating these Peanut butter S'mores.

LisaLisa

LisaLisa

I wonder if my kids would like these especially since they like peanut butter so much. I need to give this recipe a try, thanks for sharing.

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