S’more Bars

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.

S’more Bars Recipe

Makes approximately 30 Prep Time: Cook Time:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup crushed graham crackers (not super fine you still want chunks)
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chunks
  • 4 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 baking dish.

2

Beat together butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar together until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time. Beat in vanilla.

3

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.

4

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.

5

Allow to cool, slice and serve.

Notes

Enjoy!