Brie Stuffed Burgers with Sweet Chili Corn Salsa + 4th of July Eats!
So I am pretty excited about these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Espresso S’more
I mean there are sparklers!!
And it’s Friday!! 🙂
And the 4th of July is only ONE week from tomorrow! Wait, what?! How did that happen?
OK, so the sparklers are fun and all, and the fact that today is Friday is pretty awesome too, but what I am really excited about are the flavor bombs going off within these S’mores.
They are truly my favorite ever. Homemade chocolate dipped (and slightly decked out) graham crackers, boozy coffee marshmallows, peanut butter, and milk chocolate.
You want to know a funny thing?
I have been wanting to make these since about the end of April. Why did I wait so long?? The sparklers. I just HAD to have sparklers in my s’mores. You see, I had this picture in my head of how these should look and it most definitely included sparklers. I tried SO hard to find the sparklers before Memorial Day, but I just could not find them. I even ordered some online from Amazon. You know what I ended up receiving? A PICTURE of sparklers. Who wants that?
Waa, waa, waa! I literally almost cried.
But I sucked it up and told myself I’d wait for the 4th Of July.
FYI, waiting is not one of my strong points. Like when I realize I want something, I want it now. Yup, just like Veruca Salt from Willy Wonka…”I want it now”.
That’s me…but hopefully a bit nicer??
Maybe. People would argue this.
I did however somehow manage to wait to share these with you until now. And now thinking about it with a clear and rational mind, it’s probably good I did, since I personally could not think of a better 4th Of July dessert.
S’mores are just the classic American summer treat and it would not be the 4th without them.
Of course, everyone knows how to make a classic S’more, so I really wanted to create a super fun adult S’more, full of all the flavors I love.
First off, the homemade graham crackers, WAY better than store-bought, BUT I totally understand if time is not on your side and you just need to use the store-bought grahams. Trust me, I get it.
What you must, must, must make are the coffee marshmallows. They are full of great flavors, coffee, a little coconut, and just a shot…(or two) of Kahlua. Gosh, I love Kahlua. I think it makes for the bestest desserts. It’s optional, but if you have it, use it!
And you guys, do not be afraid of making homemade marshmallows. It’s really so simple and easy. Nothing to stress about, and so worth the effort.
I truly cannot express just how good these S’mores are. They are sin-worthy for sure, but seeing as it’s summer and that I really hope you’ll make them for friends and family on the 4th, the sin-worthy part is A-OK.
Everything can be prepped in advance. Just make the graham crackers and marshmallows a day or two before you plan to serve them. Then just roast up some mallows, add a healthy amount of peanut butter and an even healthier amount of Hershey’s Milk or Dark Chocolate, sandwich it all together – and DEVOUR.
You are gonna get a little messy, but that’s just a given with s’mores. Can’t really be avoided, and honestly isn’t sharing messy s’mores with friends and family what makes them so fun? The mess is part of what makes a s’more, a s’more…if you ask me.
AND, I am posting this chocolate-dipped peanut butter espresso s’more, a good week in advance to give you ample time to prepare. This means you better get your butts moving and start planning out your s’more party now.
And then, please, please, please, send me all the photos through social media, or even email if you are not on social media. Bonus points to all who have a little fun with sparklers on their s’mores.
I gotta say that the sparklers pretty much made my week.
I totally felt like a kid again, it was awesome. Sparkles are the best!
Lastly, if you make these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Espresso S’more be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!
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Well, s’mores and sparklers, and chocolate – chocolate always wins…especially on Fridays!
These were soooo ridiculously good. I made them for the 4th and everyone went crazy over them. Although I was skeptical, they are better with the peanut butter. I do have a few comments on the recipe itself. The dough for the crackers is impossible to roll without cooling the dough first. It’s way too soft. So.. I would recommend putting it in the fridge for about an hour before rolling. Also, the narrative in the recipe leaves out adding the salt, so just don’t forget to put that in when making these. All that being said, these homemade marshmallows were perfection and the crackers were amazing. I will be making these again and again. As a personal preference.. I also found it wasn’t necessary to add extra chocolate because the crackers were already dipped in the chocolate. Keep the recipes coming. They keep filling my house with joy.
Thanks so much for your comment and sharing your feedback! Sorry to hear the dough was super soft for you. I am glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for trying it out! xTieghan
Hi Tieghan! These look amazing! I’d like to make the marshmallows without coffee and kahlua (because kids). Any suggestions on what to use as a sub?
Thanks! And can’t wait to make them for reals sometime soon!!!
Hi! You can just use water and amount the kahlua. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you! 🙂
Hi, I’m using powdered gelatin, does anyone know how much/many grams are in a packet, the recipe says to use
One envelope of powdered gelatin (about 1/4 ounce) is about 2 1/4 to 2 1/2 teaspoons. I am sorry, I do not know the grams.
Hi, I’m using powdered gelatin, does anyone know how much/many grams are in a packet, the recipe says to use packets?
Great website. Plenty of helpful info here. I’m sending it to some
friends ans additionally sharing in delicious.
And obviously, thanks on your effort!
Love this grown up smore! Such beautiful pictures too.
Thanks so much, Emma! 🙂
Omg these look and sound so goood. Thank-you for this recipe!
Hey, so this might be a dumb question – but what do you use to grease the baking dish? Do you just use butter or is oil more suitable for the recipe?
I just use cooking spray, works great! Enjoy!
Girrrrl! These photos are off the hook, and those flavors sound amazing together.
I just love the sparklers, these s’mores are too good!
Thanks Laura! Hope you are having a great weekend!
I think the sparklers were well worth the wait – the photographs are stunning! Love this grown-up take on s’mores. Peanut butter and coffee for the win!
These look outrageous! I’m definitely trying them out for the 4th!
Love the shots with the sparklers! Brilliant!
Oh. My. Stars. & Sparklers!!!!!
These look amazing! And the sparklers are perfect! You have outdone yourself once again. Lucky us. Thanks so much T-
Your photography blows me away every time-
Is that an old skateboard? Great prop!
Hope your 4th is all sparkles, chocolate & marshmellow goodness!
YES to everything about this post. Smores + peanut butter + espresso? Genius Tieghan.
Happy Friday Tieghen and these are stunning!! Love these!