Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter S’mores. Every year I try to make at least one festive spooky Halloween treat. This year it is marshmallow spider webs & chocolatey goodness. There is nothing more fall to me than s’mores. I love to hike and be outside and camp at this time of year, and I’ve always made s’mores at the fire just because we could. They remind me so much of this exact time of year. And you can decorate these however you’d like, for any fun fall event. But the marshmallow spider webs are fun, so let’s get to it.
Making the S’mores
We are going to bulk make s’mores as our first step. So simple. Lay all graham cracker squares on a baking sheet, top with marshmallows, bake. I like to throw my broiler on or use a torch to get char, not only for looks but for that perfect bitter flavor to balance the marshmallow center. When they are gooey & melty, swipe with chocolate peanut butter mix. Sandwich your graham crackers together and push your sticks into the center. Make sure it is really in there, because we are going to use it to dip in chocolate later.
Make sure you have room in your freezer for your baking sheet (and for it to lay flat). This will make your life so much easier. If you can just work from the freezer, there will be less melting and less mess.
Freeze all of your s’mores with sticks in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will set the inside and hold the stick tight so we can dip.
Spider Web Chocolate Dip
Now the fun part. Melt all of your chocolate & dip each s’more to cover in chocolate. Hold by the stick, dip into the chocolate and cover it. Use a spoon if you have to! I also like to use the back of the spoon to make sure some of the chocolate gets into any empty space. Place right into the freezer as soon as it’s dipped and repeat. We want all of these guys to freeze 30 more minutes.
The spider webs are so easy. Hello, 1 ingredient! Melt your marshmallows in the microwave. You will only need 1-3 depending on how often you need to reheat. When the marshmallows are melted and the bowl is not too hot to touch, stick your fingers in for a pinch and grab some melty marshmallow. I like to use two hands. Pinch the marshmallow with both hands and stretch it between your thumb, index and middle fingers.
Have you ever played with your gum when you were a kid? I know that is a gross reference and I pray I am not the only one. But if you have ever played with something sticky, you are going to play with your marshmallows just like that. When you like how the web looks, stretch your fingers and just lightly lay it on or drape it over the dipped s’mores. Repeat as many times as you can.
You can let these sit in the fridge and remove 20 minutes before serving. You can also eat them right out of the fridge and freezer if that is more your thing! Or chop them up over ice cream. Just thought of that now. Anyway, serve holding your spooky sticks and enjoy!
Looking for another Halloween treat? Try these Gooey Chocolatey Brownie Skulls
When you make these Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter S’mores, please let me know all of your thoughts in the comments or on my Instagram @quartersoulcrisis
Spider Web Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter S’mores
- 8 Graham Crackers
- 8 Marshmallows (+ more for spider webs)
- 1/4 cup Milk Chocolate
- 1/4 cup Chunky Peanut Butter (i like extra chunky!)
- 10 oz Dark Chocolate
- 2 tbs Coconut Oil
- 8 Sticks, skewers, popcicle sticks, etc.*
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- Make Chocolate Peanut Butter: First make sure there is room in your freezer for a baking sheet. In a small bowl, microwave milk chocolate & peanut butter in 20 second increments until melted. Stir until combined & place in freezer whie you do the next step. It will cool and get thick.
- Make S'mores: Line 8 halves of the graham crackers next to each other on a parchment-lined baking shset. Place a marshmallow on each of the graham crackers. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes until expanded and melty & a little golden. I like to really char mine but you bake them however you want. Remove chocolate peanut butter mixture from freezer & Remove marshmallows from the oven. On the empty halves of the graham crackers, swipe a hefty amount of chocolate peanut butter. Sandwich on top of marshmallow and carefully push stick into the center of the marshmallow. Repeat with all 8. You should have 8 s'mores now. Place in freezer for 30 minutes.
- Dip Your S'mores: When your 30 minutes is almost up, make your dark chocolate dip. In a mug, melt your dark chocolate & coconut oil in 20 second increments. Stir to combine. Leave baking sheet & s'mores in the freezer & dip one smore at a time. Dip your smores into the chocolate and cover. Lift out of the mug and drip off excess. Carefully lay back on it's place on the baking sheet in the freezer. Dip the other 7 s'mores. Freeze for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
- Make Marshmallow Spider Webs: In a small microwave safe dish, add 2-3 marhsmallwos and microwave 10-15 seconds until it expends and is melted. Let it cool for a few seconds & then pull some out with your fingers. Stretch the marshmallows with your fingers using both hands. Kind of like .. if you've ever played with your gum. Pull it until it looks webby and wrap it around the chocolate dipped smore so it looks like a spider web.
- Keep chilled in fridge until ready to serve. They can sit out for a little before the chocolate is melted.