Six Layer Cookie S’mores Bars and “Peaunt Butter Comfort” Review

Who here loves peanut butter?… let me rephrase that question… Who the heck doesn’t love peanut butter?! :)

Most everyone I know loves the creamy (or crunchy) stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth goodness. If this is you, then you are going to want to listen up to today’s post because it involves Peanut Butter.

One of my darling blog friends, Averie from Averie Cooks, recently released a cookbook titled, “Peanut Butter Comfort“. This cookbook is phenomenal. If you have been to Averie’s blog, you know that the photos, recipes and writing are all equally amazing. I was honored when she asked if I would do a review for her cookbook. I knew that her cookbook would be something special because that is exactly what her blog is.

Peanut Butter Comfort- Cookbook by Averie Sunshine

Peanut Butter Comfort is filled with a wide assortment of recipes containing peanut butter. From dips to breakfasts and of course- desserts, this cookbook has all your peanut butter needs and cravings covered. If you love peanut butter then you NEED to get your hands on this cookbook. You will be in awe of how many creative and delicious ways there are to enjoy America’s favorite spread.

As I was flipping through the pages, I found it extremely difficult to pick what I wanted to try first. Every picture is mouthwatering and every description made me want to make them that much more. Finally, I settled on these delicious “Six Layer Cookie and Marshmallow S’mores Sandwich Bars”. Cookies+S’mores+Peanut Butter=a winning recipe for anyone.

These 6 Layer Bars are more like tall and thick towers of scrumptiousness. They are rich but worth every single calorie. Honestly, it was love at first bite for me. Averie provides a couple options for this recipe. You can make her cookie dough in the recipe or use two 16 oz. packages of refrigerated cookie dough. Because I was racing for time on this particular day, I opted for the refrigerated cookie dough, which made this recipe EASY PEASY! It whips up quicker that you can count the six layers of this dessert… okay, it takes longer than six seconds, but 5 minutes?! That is crazy easy and doable in my book :)

Six Layer Cookie S'more Bars! These bars have it all!... One of the best things I have ever eaten!

Remember, you can easily replace the refrigerated cookie dough with homemade cookie dough (The one in Averie’s cookbook sounds absolutely wonderful as it uses both semi-sweet and white chocolate chips). I was crunched for time so I took the easy way :)

(Recipe from Peanut Butter Comfort Cookbook) Go get your copy now! You will be so happy you did!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. sally @ sallys baking addiction

    Wonderful review of Averie's Book, Nikki! I love every single recipe and Kevin has got me getting lost in it a few times - hardly paying attention to anything else besides the gorgeous photography and helpful explanations and text. Love these bars! s'mores + peanut butter are such a fab combo.

  2. Mia

    Do you think these could be made with homemade cookie dough?

    1. Chef in Training

      Yes, you can. Averie provided both as an option within her recipe. Her homemade cookie dough recipe uses both semi-sweet and white chocolate chips giving it an extra ounce of wonderful :) I was just super crunched for time on this particular day, so I opted for the refrigerated cookie dough.

  3. Tieghan

    Whoa! These bars look crazy delicious! Averie's book is rocking the blog world!

  4. Faith

    These look amazing! I've been putting off buying her book until next pay period, but I might just give in and order it now so I can make all the wonderful recipes bloggers have been talking about!

  5. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Thank you for this awesome post and glowing review of my book, Nikki! I am touched! Thank you!!!!!!!

    I am so glad you tried these and made them. I remember making this particular recipe very, very well. The pan weighed about 4 lbs going into the oven from those 6 layers - but as you said, worth it :) I hope your kiddos enjoyed them, too!

    Pinned, of course! :)

    1. Chef in Training

      Thank YOU for producing such an incredible cookbook! The WHOLE family loved them... I even gave some to my husband's scouts who went absolutely crazy for them. Everyone requested I make another batch. Next time, I will be using your scrumptious cookie dough recipe provided :)

  6. Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life

    I don't know why most people eat smores without peanut butter - it is SO good. I like how simple this is with the refrigerated cookie dough:) That cookbook is on my birthday wishlist! Wonderful review and now even more motivated to get it!

  7. tifcat

    i don't like peanut butter i'm allergic.... just saying

  8. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl

    I can't wait to get my hands on Averie's cookbook - I love her site and I know this book is equally phenomenal. Such a great review, Nikki, and your bars turned out amazing!

  9. Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    OH MY GOSH THIS LOOKS SO AMAZING. I could get lost in Averie's book -- it's so amazing! And I definitely want to lose myself in these smore bars.

  10. Chaya

    What a cookbook . What a delicious recipe.

  11. Christy

    We made these last night and they were seriously so freakin yummy! We used the chocolate chip pudding cookie recipe for the cookie dough. It was heavenly. Thanks for all your recipes. A lot of my go to meals are from you and it's made being a Mom soooo much easier! ;)