These S’mores Peanut Butter Cup Mini Pies are the deliciousness of a s’mores, smacked with a peanut butter cup, and stuffed inside a pie. I dare you to only eat one!
Please tell me I’m not the only parent that this happens to.
So you’re sitting there contemplating trading your child for a goat and all the sudden they do something that makes your heart grow by 8 sizes, all Grinch style!
Like the other day.
Quinn had dumped sand all over our deck, kicked her baby sister, made her brother cry, and set fire to the house (<—— that’s a lie . . . and the words of a desperate over run by summer mother). It was late in the day. I let out an involuntary groan because raising three small children speeds your aging by three times #fact. And Quinn asked me what was wrong. I told her that I was just tired and she said,
“Well you can go take a nap! I’ll take care of Piper!”
And just like that I didn’t want to sell her anymore!
Piper was being a BEAST.
She bit me. Like bit me hard enough to make my eyes water and make me scream and leave a mark. I’m pretty sure that it was because she was super frustrated with her sister and had no idea where to go with that. But. She bit me.
And then later in the afternoon when I laid down on the couch for a minute, she came over to me and I picked her up and she put her head on my chest and laid on top of me. For like five minutes. And it was the sweetest thing that has ever happened in the history of the world.
And I no longer wanted a goat instead of her.
And I get that you are think that is super sweet.
(I suppose it is.)
But more importantly . . . I’m raising master manipulators!!!
Okay, should we talk about these mini pies instead? Fantastic!
They are made from my Fool Proof Pie Crust, there’s a little graham cracker crust thrown in there, because, you know s’mores. #Duh. Then there is a peanut butter cup and in the final minutes of baking you jack up your oven to broil and throw on some marshmallows. YUMMY!
And if you have a leprechaun living in your house who leaves you short a few peanut butter cups, and I mean, who doesn’t? You can just throw some chocolate chips in there instead. Done and done!
S’mores Peanut Butter Cup Mini Pies
- 1 pie crust
- 2 graham cracker sheets crushed
- 1 TBSP melted butter
- 24 mini peanut butter cups unwrapped.
- 1 cup mini marshmallows approximately
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Heavily grease a mini muffin tin and set aside.
- Using a 2 1/2 inch circle cookie cutter, cut out 24 pie crust circles. Put the pie crusts inside the muffin tin.
- Combine the crushed graham crackers and the melted butter. Add approximately 1/2 tsp of crumbs to each hole. Top each one with a mini peanut butter cup.
- Bake them for 16 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and top the mini pies with a few mini marshmallows each, enough to cover the mini pie. Turn the oven to broil and cook for 2 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly toasted.
- Allow the mini pies to cool for about a minute or two and then remove them from the pan, using a sharp knife if necessary.
Ugh. One time my son sunk his teeth into my bare shoulder and I swear, I almost dropped him. I hear you about the goat. But then they get cute, or sweet, and you change your mind even when you’re about t o drop dead from utter exhaustion.
I am in love with these little pies. They have all that I want in life. Give me now!
Lisa Longley says
Yes! It was the shoulder! I totally screamed loud enough to make her cry. It was insanely painful!! And then I ate 18 mini pies.
Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
You’re a genius. This pie is the BEST THING EVER!! (And no wonder Quinn is so smart! :) )
Lisa Longley says
Awww, thanks Dorothy! They were a big hit at our Fourth of July party!
[email protected] says
They WERE a huge hit at our 4th of July party! And I lost the dare…..I couldn’t stay away!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Ah, I am dying over those stories! And these mini pies–good grief, they look amazing :)
Amy @Very Culinary says
I threaten to sell my kids to the gypsies at least once a day. And then they melt my heart. Wash, rinse, repeat. Also? These mini pies are the most brilliant thing ever. Your mind is amazing.