Friday, February 3

Food Friday: S'mores Bars


Yes, you heard right; S'mores bars. They exist, it's not a dream. I know, I did a double take the first time I got wind of this too. In fact, I think I yelled at my screen "I've been dreaming of this day for so long, it can't be true." But they are. They are true. And they are DELICIOUS. I've been a fan of s'mores since I had my first one three years ago - yeah I know, sheltered - but I've never cared for the uneven melting a campfire offers. With s'mores bars, there is none of that NONSENSE! My thinking is, this is a little taste of what heaven would be like.

Don't actually use marshmallows. I tried it and they disintegrate. But they sure are pretty.

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla 
1 1/3 cups flour 
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (approximately 7 full graham crackers)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 or 3 super-sized (5 oz.) chocolate bars
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees


Cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. 

Grab a 8 x 8, or 11 x 7 pan. Butter it. Butter it good. Divide dough in half and press half the dough into an even layer of your pan. Next lay down the full chocolate bars and then begin to scoop the fluff in a layer on top.


As tough as it's going to be, do not eat the chocolate bars before you get a chance to use them in the recipe. I started in on them, which is why you see all the chocolate evenly spaced in chunks around the dish, that and my low-level OCD of course. This is not the best way to go about it. The fluff is sticky and a life-ruiner. If I had been able to control myself and not give into that sweet, delicious, milky Cadbury the fluff debacle may never have been and I'd be a different person today.

Now I didn't take photos of the next, difficult and irritating part, but you can go here to see how it's done. I apologize for leaving it out but I was slightly cranky. It's actually not too hard to roll out but getting it from the saran wrap to the top of the fluff is super fun (italics = sarcasm).     

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes and then let cool completely.


Finally, make sure that you can bring these to your office, a party or a friends' house or else you will eat them ALL. You may enjoy it at first, but believe me, your tummy will turn on you later.

4 comments:

  1. These look SOOOOOOO GOOD.  I wonder if it'd work if you did the marshmallow creme part first BELOW the chocolate? That sounds like it'd be easier...

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  2. kimmie, you are BRILLIANT!!! I am seriously so excited to try making these again! Usually I don't make the same recipe on repeat but there's something about these that makes me want to get them PERFECT

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  4. ThelittlehousewivesFebruary 8, 2012 at 1:55 PM

    These look amazing!!

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