The craziest cookie ever to get kids cooking


 
 

By Mandy Fayne

Kids in the Kitchen
 

I love to cook, and I love to bake but always with a healthy twist. I especially enjoy cooking with my kids! The bigger the mess they make, the louder they laugh!

With summer winding down, I miss my camp days. I have fond memories of roasting marshmallows by a campfire and eating s'mores. Since my kids are too little to sit quietly (ANYWHERE) around a campfire, we enjoy s'mores in our kitchen. We tried microwaving s'mores, but this activity was only entertaining for 20 seconds as we watched the marshmallow explode.

For a longer afternoon activity, I experimented by combining my four-ingredient healthy, gluten-free peanut butter cookie with my favorite campfire summer treat!

My son used his arm muscles by stirring the ingredients together until smooth. My daughter used her sneaky skills and ballet moves by trying to tiptoe off with marshmallows.

This recipe could be one of the easiest, yummiest cookies ever and anything with s'mores is super fun and delicious for everyone.

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie with S'mores

Ingredients

  • 2 cups creamy natural peanut butter or one 15-ounce jar
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 sheets graham crackers, break into rectangles
  • 1 chocolate bar, break into rectangles
  • 5 big marshmallows, pull apart into halves
  • Baking spray

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Combine first four ingredients into a mixing bowl until smooth.
  • On a greased baking sheet, take a spoonful of batter and roll into a ball and then flatten onto baking sheet.
  • On the layer of batter, add a rectangle of graham cracker, top with a rectangle of chocolate, and lastly top with the marshmallow.  Take another spoonful of batter, roll into a ball, flatten, and press firmly over s'mores and connect top layer of batter to bottom layer of batter.
  • Place cookies at least 1 inch apart. My batter produced nine big cookies.
  • Bake cookies for 12 minutes or until the edges appear golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool before digging in (I know this is hard!). When they first come out of the oven, they are crumbly and the marshmallow needs time to deflate.
 
 







 
 
 
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