No Oven Required: Fluffernutter S'mores You Can Make Indoors

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Though summer has ended, I still have s'mores on the brain. Even though I'm not a passionate marshmallow devotee, it's hard not to feel a nostalgic pull s'more-ward. Did not the Bard himself say in Sonnet 18: "And s'mores' lease hath all too short a date?"

Trying to remember how I ate s'mores as a Girl Scout, I realized something: I had never eaten an intact s'more. Oh yes, I roasted marshmallows, and I ate graham crackers and chocolate. But I never ate those three substances together. I was always the kid who ate the crackers and chocolate separately, then scorched her marshmallow into ashy, flaky carbon. (Did I mention that I have impulse control problems?)

I resolved to rectify the situation. But there was also another item on my dessert bucket list. Despite my peanut butter obsession, I had never tasted a Fluffernutter. Why not combine the two treats?

Anna from Cookie Madness wrote about an indoor s'mores bar cookie made with Golden Grahams cereal, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips. I've always had a great deal of fondness for Golden Grahams; it's one of those cereals that sounds quite a bit healthier than it actually is. (I have no doubt that it makes the graham cracker's inventor spin like a toasted marshmallow in his grave.) Substituting some of the chocolate chips for peanut butter and drizzling the finished bars with chocolate and peanut butter increases the saltiness of the treat and tones down some of the sweetness of the cereal.

A Few More Ways to Make S'mores Indoors

Spicy S'mores, S'mores Tartlets, and S'more Pie are a few ways to get a s'more fix after the campfires have dimmed. You can also make nearly-traditional s'mores inside with a broiler (sensible), a blow torch (spectacular), or a candle (a fantastic way of checking the smoke detector).

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