Recipe Saturday: S’Mores Bars

I’m in love.  For real.

Yes, with my husband.   Of course.

But now, also with these bars.

Make these bars.  Today.  I don’t care if its 168 degrees outside and you don’t want to turn on your oven.  Do it anyway.  It’s worth it.

Now I will say these don’t necessarily taste just like a s’more.  But they are close enough in my book, and regardless they are very delicious.

First, the cast of characters:

Before you begin, line a pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

Next, put the softened butter (which you softened outside in the 184 degree heat because you forgot to take it out of the fridge in the morning) and sugar in a bowl

and mix with a hand mixer until smooth and fluffy.

Add in the egg and vanilla

and mix again until also smooth and fluffy.

In another bowl mix together graham cracker crumbs, flour, salt and baking powder.

Kinda looks like a face, doesn’t it?  Hello there Mr. Graham Cracker Crust.  Can’t wait to eat, I mean, meet you.  Yes, I am a total dork.

Combine well.

Then add to butter/sugar mixture

and stir to combine.

Pat down and roughly divide the dough into two.

Pat half the crust mixture into the bottom of the pan

Then spread the marshmallow creme over the top.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top.

Then spread the remaining crust on top.  I found it a bit difficult to spread it evenly, so just pat it together as best you can.

Bake at 350 for about 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool thoroughly, then cut into squares.

Oh my oh my.  Excuse me, I’m off to go have another.

But in the meantime, here’s the full recipe.

S’Mores Bars

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 sheets of graham crackers)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips (about 1/2 a bag)
  • 1 (7 oz.) jar marshmallow creme

Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with foil and grease with non-stick cooking spray. In a large bowl mix butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until combined. In another bowl combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter/sugar mixture and mix until well combined. Press half of the dough evenly into the pan.  Then spread the marshmallow creme evenly over the dough. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the marshmallow as evenly as possible.  Crumble and spread remaining dough as best you can over the chocolate chips. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into squares.

This recipe is adapted from Let’s Dish who adapted it from Paula Dean.  Isn’t fun that we can all adapt recipes from each other?  Keep saying that word over and over.  Adapt. Adapt. Adapt.  Funny word, isn’t it?  I crack myself up.

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3 responses

  1. I bought all the ingredients the other day and plan to make this today or tomorrow for Nolan’s b-day celebration. Glad to hear that you like them so much, now I’m really excited to try them!

  2. I was thinking of you today when I saw this episode about a “Marshmallow Festival” in Indiana….ALL desserts in their baking contest were s’more’s related! I must admit that we are never without marshmallows, grahams, and chocolate in our house and that S’mores ANYTHING is good in our home! 🙂 My favorite to make are the s’mores rice krispy treats! They never stay around long enough! Oh, btw…Paula spells her last name “Deen”…just a little FYI since we southern peeps are all about getting names right!! LOL! 🙂

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