I have been seeing lots of S’more recipes popping up all over the place. That can only mean one thing, it must be close to summer. I first tried making these babies a couple of weeks ago when the weather was warm and it actually felt like summer in Seattle. I was going for more of a cookie bar thing but then ended up adding milk for some reason. The result was more moist like a cake bar. I don’t know if those exist or if I am just making stuff up but that is what these are. Not quite cookie, not quite cake. All kinds of delicious.
I love my job.
I love my job because I get to test recipes like this.
I love my job because when I get to test recipes like this, I get to eat the end result.
The first go around with this recipe I used a small 8 x 8 pan so I didn’t use as many marshmallows or as many chocolate chunks. I’m not going to lie, I did enjoy eating those. However, I wasn’t 100 percent sold. I wanted to add more marshmallows. I wanted more chocolate. And really I just wanted to eat more bars so I gave it another go but this time in a 9 x 13 pan and was very pleased with the results.
The second time around the cake layer, which I forgot to mention has graham crackers mixed in, is moist and delectable. Because I used chocolate chunks the chocolate layer is almost like a candy bar in the middle. And finally the marshmallow layer is a layer of gooey marshmallow goodness that gets a nice toasting from the broiler. These are pure heaven I tell you.
If want something a little more sinful serve them warm on top of vanilla ice cream.
You can thank me later.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.
Beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.
In another bowl combine flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder. Slowly add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Beat in milk. Fold in graham crackers. Batter will be thick and sticky.
Press batter into the prepared baking pan. Sprinkle dark chocolate chunks in a single layer over the top. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove from oven. Top with marshmallows. Bake for an additional 5 minutes, turn on the broiler and broil for 30 seconds - 1 minute or until marshmallows brown slightly.
Allow to cool, slice and serve.