Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers

I’m not much of a camper. My husband often takes my son on camping trips, and I happily stay behind and thank the gods for our bug-free house, cozy bed and well-stocked kitchen. I always send them off in comfort… marinate a little meat for them to throw on the grill, pack up some convenience foods and bake a few goodies too. When they return from their camping weekends, I hear mostly about the evenings sitting around the campfire. Story telling, snuggling in blankets, singing songs and roasting marshmallows for S’Mores seem to be recurring favorites. It all sounds great and everything, but it’s just not for me. I’ll happily tell a story, snuggle in a blanket and sing a song next to a roaring fire inside a mountain cabin and nibble on homemade baked goods instead. Here’s my version of a jazzed-up stay-at-home camping treat made with Puff Pastry: Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers.

Here’s the How To:

Thaw out a box of Puff Pastry, and cut along the fold lines to make 6 large rectangles.  Cut each rectangle in half lengthwise.
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Layer 1/4 of a whole graham cracker, a piece of milk chocolate bar and a spoonful of peanut butter on one side of the Puff Pastry.
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Wet the edges with water (dip your finger in water and gently touch along the edge), fold over the filling ingredients and press edges together. Use a fork to seal the edges. Repeat with remaining pieces.
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Transfer filled turnovers to a parchment-lined baking sheet, and brush with egg wash.
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Use a sharp knife to cut a couple of slits in the top of each turnover (to allow steam to escape while baking).
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Bake at 400 degrees F. until golden (about 15 minutes).
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Scoop marshmallow creme into a zip baggie and microwave it for about 8 seconds. Snip the tip of the bag, zip it and drizzle marshmallow on top of warm turnovers.
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Here’s the S’More’s Turnover- deconstructed…
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The Puff Pastry gives the S’Mores an elegant touch, and frankly… they’re a lot easier to eat tucked inside of a turnover.  I think the picture above pretty much explains how this delicious dessert turns out.   If you’re a chocolate+peanut butter lover, you’ll be a big fan for sure.    Hint: Save a few chocolate bars from your kid’s Trick or Treating loot to bake up a few of these S’More’s treats!

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Peanut Butter S'Mores Turnovers

Yield: 12 turnovers

Prep Time: 30 min

Cook Time: 15 min

Quite a unique little treat, all tucked into a light and flaky Puff Pastry...

Ingredients:

1 box Puff Pastry (2 sheets), thawed
3 whole graham crackers, gently broken into fourths
9 small milk chocolate bars (I used Hershey's .49 oz. bars)
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
small bowl of water
1 egg whisked with 1 Tablespoon water (to make egg wash)
1/2 cup jarred Marshmallow Creme (or Fluff)

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or spray with nonstick spray.

2. Lay Puff Pastry on cutting board. Working with one sheet of Puff Pastry at a time, cut on three folds, creating 3 rectangles (about 3" x 10" each). Cut each 3 x 10 rectangle in half. You'll have 6 pieces to work with for each sheet of Puff Pastry.

3. Assemble turnovers: Lay graham cracker on 1/2 of each square, top with chocolate that has been cut down to match the length of the graham cracker. Scoop a scant 1 Tablespoon peanut butter on top of each chocolate bar.

4. Working with one turnover at a time, wet edges of Puff Pastry and fold (over) in half to meet opposite edges. Gently push edges together to stick; use fork to seal edges together and create ridged pattern. Repeat with each turnover until all are sealed up. Gently move sealed turnovers to baking sheet with a small spatula. (At this point, the turnovers may be refrigerated for up to an hour before baking- cover baking sheet with plastic wrap- when ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and continue with instructions).

5. Brush turnovers lightly with egg wash, then use a sharp knife to cut two small slits into the top of each turnover.

6. Bake 15 minutes, or until turnovers are puffed and golden. Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes. Scoop marshmallow creme into a zip baggie (don't zip). Microwave for 8 seconds to soften. Zip bag and snip a small piece off of the corner of the bag. Drizzle marshmallow onto the top of each turnover. Serve immediately.

Tips:

*Use any sort of chocolate that sounds good to you. Just cut it down or break it into pieces that fit on top of a 1/4 of a whole graham cracker. (Leftover mini Hershey's bars from Halloween work great!)
*I tested this recipe with real marshmallows and they didn't work as well as the marshmallow creme.
*This recipe can be easily cut in half- just thaw out one sheet of Puff Pastry.
*These are best served while warm & gooey, but they can certainly be eaten any time!

Source: RecipeGirl.com

 

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89 Responses to “Peanut Butter- S’Mores Turnovers”

  1. 1

    Jessica @ How Sweet — October 22, 2009 @ 2:58 AM

    Ohmigosh!!! My mouth is watering. This looks incredible!!

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    Baking is my Zen — October 22, 2009 @ 3:53 AM

    You’re a genious! Fabulous photos! Can’t wait to give these a try.

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    patsyk — October 22, 2009 @ 3:59 AM

    I just discovered how easy puff pastry can be to use… will be adding this to my list to try soon! Using leftover trick-or-treat candy is a great idea!

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    HoneyB — October 22, 2009 @ 4:06 AM

    Oh my lord….WHAT and awesome treat! Looks awesome! What a great party treat too!

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    Courtney — October 22, 2009 @ 5:12 AM

    Oh man, that looks good!!!!!! It’s 9:00 in the morning and all I can think about is making s’mores! Yum!

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    katiek22 — October 22, 2009 @ 4:59 AM

    wow those look so fun and creative! Not too difficult either…now i just need to invite people pver so i dont “have” to eat them all myself! :)

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    Kait Nolan — October 22, 2009 @ 5:03 AM

    You are evil. Evil I tell you.

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    Jessica — October 22, 2009 @ 5:07 AM

    Oh my goodness…YUM. I’ve never used puff pastry, but that’s about to change. These S’mores turnovers look too good to pass up!

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    Jill — October 22, 2009 @ 5:08 AM

    These look fabulous. Will absolutely be making these.

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    Maria — October 22, 2009 @ 5:39 AM

    Great creation. I don’t eat Smores often because I hate camping, but when I do I love to use a Reeses PB cup instead of Hershey’s chocolate. I love that you added PB! YUM!

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    Sue — October 22, 2009 @ 5:41 AM

    Oh my! These look SO delicious! I happen to have some homemade puff pastry in my freezer and now I know just what to do with it!
    THANKS:)

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    Jenny — October 22, 2009 @ 5:42 AM

    I am speechless! Looks so yummy!

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    Nick — October 22, 2009 @ 6:50 AM

    Yikes. This wins the Peanut Butter Boy stamp of approval. Hmm, I think I’m actually going to make a graphic for that….I’ll get back to you on that.

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    megan — October 22, 2009 @ 6:02 AM

    I love this idea. I’m bookmarking it for our next camping adventure. A great twist on an old classic!

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    Stephanie — October 22, 2009 @ 6:07 AM

    Oh my goodness!!!! I have no words. This is fabulous!!! so making this…and not when I go camping because I haven’t been camping in like 5 years haha.

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    Kara — October 22, 2009 @ 6:17 AM

    So creative! Love it! And I really love how the puff pastry comes together perfectly and looks so wonderful with those fork tine marks.

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    Sara — October 22, 2009 @ 6:18 AM

    Wow-o-wow! These look heavenly and yet so dangerous, all at the same time. Yummy!

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    Elle — October 22, 2009 @ 6:19 AM

    YUM! That’s all I can manage to say at the moment…mmm!

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    Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} — October 22, 2009 @ 6:33 AM

    This is absolutely BRILLIANT!!!! I would love one for breakfast :)

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    Dianne — October 22, 2009 @ 6:45 AM

    Oh. My. God! Yum!!

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    Lily — October 22, 2009 @ 7:39 AM

    These look so GOOD and incredibly decadent. WOW, what a great idea, and especially since it is fall now, these would for sure be a hit.

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    grace — October 22, 2009 @ 7:50 AM

    what a nifty and extremely enticing idea! the shot of the gooey cross-section is worthy of becoming my next wallpaper. :)

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    Tracy — October 22, 2009 @ 10:19 AM

    Wonderful!! Next time I make puff pastry, I’ll have to give these a try with SunButter. Yum!!

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    Monique — October 22, 2009 @ 11:24 AM

    OMGosh those look delish! Definitely saving this recipe and adding graham crackers to my grocery list this week!

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    snooky doodle — October 22, 2009 @ 12:20 PM

    oh these look divine! I love peanut butter and chocolate :) hmm

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    Natasha — October 22, 2009 @ 12:26 PM

    Brilliant. Going to make these on Saturday. I am having friends over for dinner. Thank You!

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    Brian — October 22, 2009 @ 12:28 PM

    looks easy to make.

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    Jade — October 22, 2009 @ 12:41 PM

    Oh my! Those look wonderful. My husband loves to camp as well and this would be a great treat to send him on his way with.

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    The Cooking Bride — October 22, 2009 @ 2:38 PM

    OHHHHH. MYYYYY. GOSH! This looks like the most fabulous thing I have seen in a long time!

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    karen — October 22, 2009 @ 3:09 PM

    Yum yum yum yum yum!

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    Reeni — October 22, 2009 @ 4:28 PM

    Gourmet S’mores! What divine little treats!

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    Lisa@The Cutting Edg — October 22, 2009 @ 4:35 PM

    What a great idea!! My kids would devour those!

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    Bren — October 22, 2009 @ 9:08 PM

    this is what i call orgasmic–the process pictures got me! nice job, girl!

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    VeggieGirl — October 23, 2009 @ 3:06 AM

    I’m definitely a city gal, so camping was never my choice (I had to back when I was a Girl Scout, haha); but I loved the s’mores!! Wish I had your version back then :-D

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    TheWoman — October 23, 2009 @ 3:31 AM

    This looks incredible! What a great combo.

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    Katrina — October 23, 2009 @ 6:55 AM

    Lori, wow, other than that, I’m speechless. (weak in the knees, she falls over and faints!) ;)

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    Laxmi — October 23, 2009 @ 7:51 AM

    Yumm! You make it look so simple.

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    RecipeGirl's Mom — October 23, 2009 @ 9:27 AM

    Very creative and inviting. This looks like something I could do myself and please all the relatives, kids and adults alike. Me too!

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    Liesl — October 23, 2009 @ 10:13 AM

    OH. MY. GOSH! This looks AMAZING!

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    ingrid — October 23, 2009 @ 10:26 AM

    I’ve got to get some puff pastry! Those look A-mazing! (Btw, I don’t know if it’s because you photographed s’mores or not but your photos are REALLY good today!)
    ~ingrid

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    Barbara — October 23, 2009 @ 11:15 AM

    Isn’t that a super idea? I love working with puff pastry- it makes things so simple yet it looks so complicated!
    Nothing like a smore…and add puff pastry? Oh man!

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    Heidi — October 23, 2009 @ 1:10 PM

    Heavenly! Yes, we are chocolate and peanut butter fans and this would be a great recipe to involve the kids!

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    cakebrain — October 23, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

    haha! I had to laugh because you and I are of the same hardy stock…my idea of roughing it is at a Best Western. I do like to sleep bug-free too. Even your smores are civilized and belong with a cup of tea next to a roaring fire(place)!

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    Kerstin — October 23, 2009 @ 8:30 PM

    These are fabulous!! I SO need to get my hands on some puff pastry!

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    Kate's Kitchen — October 24, 2009 @ 2:47 AM

    I’ve been asked to make food for a sumptuous dessert buffet for Havdalah & student tile mosaic dedication at our Temple Nov 14th. This TREAT will be perfect for the Kids Activity!

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    Carissa — October 24, 2009 @ 9:13 AM

    you are the only person, besides myself, that I know who puts peanut butter on their s’mores. Everyone else has been missing out!

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    natalie — October 24, 2009 @ 9:29 AM

    oh yum! these look great!

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    Tracy — October 24, 2009 @ 11:32 AM

    These are ridiculously beautiful and decandent. I am totally impressed.

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    Rachelle — October 24, 2009 @ 11:45 PM

    WOW! I have some homemade puff pastry that needs to be used, in the freezer. (from one of my TWD recipes, it’s like liquid gold to me, it wasn’t easy to make!)
    I could do these! They look great!

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    Chaya — October 25, 2009 @ 2:51 PM

    Very clever and very appealing.

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    Zoe — October 26, 2009 @ 12:13 PM

    I made these the very day I saw them. They were AMAZING and I have already had friends make them as well since they tasted/heard about them. I am addicted.

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    Cathy - wheresmydamnanswer — October 28, 2009 @ 3:54 PM

    DAMN these look amazing – now these are my kind of s’mores!!

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    margot — January 29, 2011 @ 5:35 PM

    Ummmmmmmmmmm, Delicioso.

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    riddly — January 31, 2011 @ 4:13 PM

    Terrifying- and us Scots get critisised for the ‘deep-fried mars bar’? These things have enough calories to keep a grizzly bear going all winter! Katrina hasn’t fainted, that’s heart failure…….

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    Becky — February 2, 2011 @ 5:34 PM

    Oh. My. Gosh…. these were SO good! I just made them! I made them a little smaller, then baked half and put the other half in the freezer!

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    Desiree — February 3, 2011 @ 11:24 AM

    I just made these last night and they are delicious! The only thing I would do differently, if you want more of a s’mores feel than a peanut butter feel, is to do just a smidge of peanut butter and add an extra gram cracker. Yum!

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    Paty M — February 3, 2011 @ 1:13 PM

    yuuummmyyy!easy delicious but sinful :p

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    Alexx — February 4, 2011 @ 2:11 PM

    this looks sooo good, GOTTA TRY IT SOMETIME :)

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    Shelbi — February 6, 2011 @ 10:04 PM

    Can these be made without the peanut butter? They look really good, but I can’t STAND peanut butter.

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    Lori Lange — February 6, 2011 @ 10:05 PM

    @Shelbi, Sure :)

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    Paige — June 5, 2011 @ 11:52 PM

    I just made this last night. They were fantastic. My puff pastry didn’t look quite as good but they were still the tastiest thing I’ve ever had!
    Thank you!

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    Beth Evenson — June 13, 2011 @ 7:28 PM

    This looks so easy and a great desert!! I want to try this!

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    Madeleine — June 19, 2011 @ 1:15 AM

    What could you use instead of peanut butter?

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    Valentina — July 8, 2011 @ 4:34 PM

    wow — these look so decadent and divine. OMG! YUM!

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    Julie — July 16, 2011 @ 7:44 PM

    I just made these tonight for my family. I’ve never used puff pastry before because I thought it was difficult to use. This recipe was super easy and delicious!! I think next time I will use less peanut butter. Thank you for this recipe:)

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    Jalal Hameed Bhatti — August 5, 2011 @ 12:25 AM

    Amazingly yummy – will try

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    Jess in Kentucky — August 22, 2011 @ 8:18 PM

    I made these for my boyfriend and he loved them. We both love smores AND adore peanut butter so I knew we would certainly love these. I had never used puff pastry before either but it’s not that intimidating once you start handling it. :) Well worth the very first purchase/usage of puff pastry. I’m going to make them again soon.

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    Marla — October 19, 2011 @ 10:39 AM

    *salivates* Wow!

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    mary — October 20, 2011 @ 7:46 PM

    yumm yumm yummmyyy cant wait to try these!

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    Willa@ArmstrongFamilyFare — December 5, 2011 @ 3:28 AM

    GENIUS!! They’re simple, beautiful and probably downright delicious! Thanks for sharing such a fun recipe!

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    Madeline — January 11, 2012 @ 8:29 PM

    I just added this to my recipe binder. Brilliant!

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    Janet — March 6, 2012 @ 3:49 PM

    I wonder if you could put green food coloring in the Marshmallow for St. Patty’s Day?

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    Lori Lange — March 6, 2012 @ 5:57 PM

    Sure!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — April 27, 2012 @ 5:48 PM

    I don’t know how I missed these the first time around! Thanks for linking up..these are insane!

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    Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch — May 25, 2012 @ 9:09 AM

    Mouth watering! These look delicious! I love how the dough looks nice and flaky!

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    karla — May 25, 2012 @ 8:50 PM

    wow thanks for sharing that looks delicious !

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    Keewee — June 4, 2012 @ 11:35 PM

    This is awesome with banana :)

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    Elizabeth H, blogger for SunButter — June 7, 2012 @ 6:12 AM

    Can’t WAIT to try these on our camping trip this weekend! With SunButter, since that’s my “other” gig. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    sarah — June 28, 2012 @ 7:49 AM

    Instead if puff pastery can you use crescent rolls

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    Lori Lange — July 1, 2012 @ 6:43 AM

    Haven’t tried, but probably.

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    Christine Gasser — July 1, 2012 @ 6:42 PM

    ooh, I will use these as a reward when I need hubby to do some yard work!

    I might use Nutella and marshmallow inside though…

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    Megan — July 19, 2012 @ 6:21 AM

    I made these twice. The first time, just as above, delicious. Then I had to transport them to Boy Scout Camp last night, and didn’t want the marshmallow on the outside to make them all stick together. I made them by filling them instead with the Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Candy Bar. Just like a Hershey’s Bar with squares – but the squares are Reeses Peanut Butter Cups. They are slightly smaller than a Hershey’s Square (found them at Walmart), So I used two squares of Reeses candy bar, and cut a marshmallow in half, and placed that on top of the candy bar, inside the pastry puff. All the rest was the same – they came out wonderful and were all eaten! :)

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    Lori Lange — July 19, 2012 @ 8:08 AM

    What a delicious twist! Thanks for sharing!

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    Kaleigh Schiro — October 20, 2012 @ 11:41 AM

    I LOVE this recipe. Although every time I use it, I replace the peanut butter with Nutella. <3

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    gina @ skinnytaste — February 8, 2013 @ 3:55 PM

    Love this post Lori, I see why it’s so popular!

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    Michelle — November 7, 2013 @ 7:07 AM

    OMG. This looks so good and so easy! Thanks for sharing.

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    Fran P. — November 15, 2013 @ 5:53 AM

    You said they can be assembled and be refrigerated up to an hour ahead of time… Is there a reason for the hour time limit? I’m wanting to make these (they look and sound awesome!) but I’d need to make them up probably several hours ahead. I was also wondering your thoughts on baking them ahead of time, and then warming/crisping them back up? Thanks! :)

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    Lori Lange — November 15, 2013 @ 5:10 PM

    I think they’d be okay for 2 or 3 hours, as long as they are well wrapped and refrigerated. I wouldn’t bake ahead and reheat though.

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    maryanne — February 4, 2014 @ 5:06 AM

    I can’t wait to try this, maybe even with nutella vs peanut butter. Thanks and I agree with you on the camping, although I did camp in my younger days.