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Thursday, July 19, 2012

S'mores Bars

The Mr's department is having their annual picnic tomorrow, and we all bring something to share.

I had this idea.  Can you figure it out from this?

OK, obvious, but what if I add this?

I started thinking that s'mores can be difficult to handle at a large work bbq, so perhaps I could have the flavor of s'mores in a more manageable format.  And I made:

S'mores Bars

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 18 whole graham crackers, crushed, about 3 cups
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 milk chocolate bars, approximately 1 1/2 ounces each
  • 3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows


Heat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy.  It should look something like this:

Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in crushed graham crackers, flour, and salt.

Reserve 1 cup of the graham cracker mixture and press remaining mixture over the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

(A tip here - I spray my hands with cooking spray before pressing the mixture into the pan and my hands don't stick to the dough)

Arrange chocolate bars, in a single layer, over graham cracker crust mixture in the pan. Sprinkle with marshmallows.

Crumbled reserved graham cracker mixture over the marshmallows.

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Cut into bars and cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen bars.

And Oh My!  These smell divine!  (Don't tell anyone, but I did have a taste from the knife I used to cut them... and, well let's put it this way, if I weren't watching my waistline, The Mr's colleagues would be having a bag of chips and store-bought salsa instead of these incredible bars!)

Do s'mores in bar form sound good to you?

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  1. I wouldn't even share these. I'd eat the entire pan!

  2. Oh yum, these look delicious!!!! I love how all the marshmallows are melted on top!!!! Looks wonderful!

  3. I need to try these! Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back tomorrow and VOTE!

  4. I bet you could probably ship some to me. They would travel well, wouldn't they?