One of my favorite treats is Marshmallow Top Hats. It’s a recipe my father taught me when I was 12 or so, and it’s been one of those treats I like to whip out when I’m in need of some comfort food.

They are also extremely easy to make, which is one of the best things about them.

Ritz crackers (or similar off-brand)
Regular size marshmallows
Smooth peanut butter

Using an oven that has a broiler, set one of the oven racks around the middle of the oven or slightly above. Spread a thin layer of peanut butter on each cracker and top with a single marshmallow, forming a top hat shape. Place all the top hats on a cookie sheet and place in the oven. Turn on the broiler and watch the top hats closely. You want to remove them when the tops are golden brown and the marshmallows bulge slightly, indicating that they are melted inside. Remove from the oven and let cool a minute or two; however, don’t let them cool too much as you will want to serve them warm with the marshmallow still soft/liquidy inside. If your marshmallows turn brown/black on top before they start to bulge, your rack is too high and if they bulge without browning enough the rack is too low.

And that’s it. With 10-15 minutes time you can crack out a few dozen of these for a quick snack.