I’m not from what you would call a “football family.” My dad did break his collarbone playing football at Notre Dame, but it’s not actually as epic as it sounds: he wasn’t on the football team at Notre Dame, but he was a student there and happened to break his collarbone during a pickup game of football. Fast forward several years, and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen him (or anyone in my immediate family) tune in to a college game or Monday night football. In fact, I just had to check whether Monday was even the correct day for NFL games, sooo I think it’s safe to say that I’m not a big football fan. I am, however, a fan of football viewing-party food. The potato skins, the guac, the queso dip…I’m definitely on board with all of that. With the Super Bowl quickly approaching (yes, I had to check the date on that, too), I wanted to create an easy dessert that was worthy of game-day. Enter: peanut butter s’mores dessert nachos! They’re ridiculously straightforward. Do you have a microwave? Do you have ten minutes? Yes? Then you can make them!
These peanut butter s’mores dessert nachos could not be simpler: you spread some cinnamon sugar pita chips on a plate, drizzle them with melty peanut butter and Nutella, toss some marshmallow bits, peanuts, and peanut butter cups on top, and you’re good to go! They’re so easy, even someone with a broken collarbone could make them. Probably. I’ll ask my dad and get back to you. [Update: he says he thinks he could have managed.]
Are you a football fan? Or are you just there for the food?
- 8 ounces cinnamon sugar pita chips
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup Nutella
- 1/4 cup miniature peanut butter cups
- 1/4 cup peanuts
- 2 tablespoons marshmallow bits
- Microwave the peanut butter and Nutella (separately) until liquidy. The amount of time will depend on the power of your microwave; it takes about a minute for each in my microwave. Drizzle the peanut butter and Nutella over the pita chips.
- Cut the miniature peanut butter cups in half. Sprinkle them, along with the peanuts and marshmallow bits, over the pita chips. Serve immediately.
- The amounts listed are all approximate. Use more or less of each ingredient as you see fit.
- I buy Kraft marshmallow bits, which are not the same as mini marshmallows (although feel free to use them if you can’t find the bits). They are often displayed with ice cream toppings in stores.
- I buy miniature peanut butter cups at Trader Joe’s. If you can’t find them, I recommend hopping up regular peanut butter cups.