So according to the calendar it is not "officially" summer until June 21st, but we have already started summer in this house.
Summer pretty much starts Memorial Day weekend around here.
In fact, we have already had our newly assembled fire pit toasting marshmallows and illuminating conversations with friends and family twice since May 26th.
And you seriously can't have a good fire pit, camp fire, or bon fire going without s'mores always fitting into that summertime equation.
A summer fire without s'mores would be like having a lit grill without hamburgers or hot dogs to grill.
Or serving a pitcher of iced tea without, you know... ice. ;)
Fire pit= s'mores.
But I decided to take the classic s'mores to the next level by throwing a little fancy pants s'mores party for friends & family on Memorial Day evening. (There will be more details on that little party on the blog tomorrow, friends. Stay tuned!)
Sure, the classic s'mores will always be summer perfection.
But when you add a little fluffernutter action to them with some peanut butter coated banana slices, you get something truly and deliciously amazing- Fluffernutter Banana S'mores...
Fluffernutter Banana S'mores
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: At least 4 hours freezing time
Ingredients (24 s'mores)
- 12 oz package peanut butter flavored candy wafers (I used Make 'n Mold.)
- 3 bananas, peeled & sliced
- 24 large marshmallows
- 48 graham crackers
- 24 pieces of milk or dark chocolate
Line 1-2 baking sheets (depending on how large your baking sheets are) with parchment paper. Set aside.
Melt the peanut butter candy wafers according to the package instructions. Dip each banana slice in the melted peanut butter candy coating, shake to remove excess, and place on the prepared baking sheet(s). Do this for each banana slice.
Once finished, pop the baking sheets with the peanut butter coated banana slices in the freezer for at least 4 hours and up to overnight.
Remove the banana slices from the freezer and place in a serving bowl. Allow them to set out at room temperature for at least 10-15 minutes before using them in the s'mores.
Roast your marshmallows to your preference. Place the toasted marshmallow on one graham cracker, top the marshmallow with a chocolate piece and 2 peanut butter banana slices, and then finish with an additional graham cracker.
Squish together & Enjoy!
**You can store any leftover banana slices in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 5 days.
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I offered the peanut butter coated banana slices alongside a variety of graham crackers and cookies (ahem... yes, those are Biscoff cookies you see up there ;) ), different chocolate pieces, and of course, marshmallows!
Prepping the banana slices was so crazy easy. And you can make fast work of dipping these when you employ some little hands in your kitchen.
S'mores totally justifies a little child labor in my book. ;)
Especially these Fluffernutter Banana S'mores.
All of my party guests went nuts over these Fluffernutter Banana S'mores!
If you end up having a few of the peanut butter coated banana slices left over (which is highly improbable, but could happen), they are a perfect frozen treat for popping in your mouth on a hot afternoon or the perfect excuse to light that fire pit again the next night. ;)
Do you like trying new flavors and combinations with your s'mores? Or are you are more of a classic s'mores fan?
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