I have been doing a series of posts about my buddy Jeff’s barbecue. We made a full day out of grilling and sipping on Coronas. To end the night we made the ultimate smores. The recipe was developed by Jeff’s sister “Spud”. While not too far off from the original, it was tweaked enough to get cult status. By cult status I mean the group of people sitting around the fire. They were amazing.

Layered with chocolate and peanut butter its amazing
Layered with chocolate and peanut butter its amazing

  Ultimate Smores

  • 1 Cinnamon Sugar Graham Crackers – Original will work, but the cinnamon sugar makes the smore.
  • 2 Large marshmallows
  • 1 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup
  • 1/2 Hershey’s Chocolate Bar

According to Jeff, the recipe developed from Spud trying a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup instead of just a standard chocolate bar.  While tasty, it lacked enough chocolate and was dry in the mouth.  Here comes the moment of genius.  Spud added a chocolate bar to the mix.  Yes, chocolate on chocolate.  Awesome!!

The first step is to build a fire.  Since we live in the DC metro area, we used a firepit.   While not a bonfire, it makes awesome coals to perfectly roast a marshmallow.

Living in a city is not that bad, when you have a firepit.
Living in a city is not that bad, when you have a firepit.

After about 20 minutes you have perfect coals.

Watch out for sparks
Watch out for sparks

Then using a roasting stick or an old coat hanger as we did, roast the marshmallows over the coals.

Make sure to rotate the marshmellows.  You don't want them to burn.
Make sure to rotate the marshmallows. You don't want them to burn.

Turning the marshmallow over the coals will allow you to perfectly roast the marshmallow.  Stay away from the flames, marshmallows catch on fire quite easily. 

Sorry about the pic, it was the best one that I had showing my roasting skills.
Sorry about the pic, it was the best one that I had showing my roasting skills.

Now its time to assemble the ultimate smore.  Take the graham cracker and break it into two squares.  Next, place a peanut butter cup on one half.  And place half of a chocolate bar on the other half.  You will need an extra set of hands to make this come out perfectly.  While holding both halfs of the graham cracker, have your assistant place the marshmallows on top of the peanut butter cup.  Then slowly place the other half of the graham cracker with the chocolate bar on the top.  Pressing gently, have your assistant remove the stick from the marshmallows. 

How awesome does that look.
How awesome does that look.

These are the best smores I have ever had.  The mixture of the cinnamon sugar graham cracker with the chocolate peanut butter is to die for.  There is the perfect amount of chocolate, peanut butter and marshmallow.  You can try it without the other piece of chocolate, but you will be sorry.  It needs the extra amount of chocolate.

Rex is an avid griller, barbecuer and bacon enthusiast. He is the Pitmaster for the Rex BBQ competition team. Rex was also featured on the TV show American Grilled. If you have any questions or wish to have Rex decode your favorite dish, click on the ASK REX link in the menu above.

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