Thursday, July 05, 2012

S'mores Bars

Like many social media fans these days, I've been playing a lot on Pinterest. This recipe has been catching my eye there for weeks, and I finally got around to making it for a 4th of July BBQ. Post-baby weight loss efforts be damned, these things are pure evil genius!

S'mores Bars 

Besides being even more delicious than they look, these were insanely easy to make. Not counting baking time, it probably took me 10 minutes to throw it together and would have taken less if I didn't enjoy zoning out into a trance-like state of bumbling bliss while I bake. Unless you're allergic to one of the ingredients, I can't fathom any reason why you shouldn't sprint to your kitchen to make these right now. That's how good (and foolproof) these are.

S'mores Bars
Makes ~16 bars
Printable Recipe

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (i.e. Hershey's)
1 jar marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

2. In a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed, 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 dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix on low until combined.

2. Divide dough in half and press half into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over the dough. 2 king-sized Hershey bars should fit perfectly side-by-side. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme/fluff. Place the remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff. This is most easily done by flattening chunks of it first before placing them in the pan, and then smushing them together gently.

3. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Remove from the pan using an offset spatula.


Jessica said...

OMG I need to make these STAT!

Anne said...

Oh yes. OH YES. Steve will hate me for it, but I will be making these, and soon.

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

I made some of these a few months back as well and they're definitely some of the tastiest things I have ever made! Whoever invented s'mores is a genius!

Koko said...

AMY yum!!!

Vanessa said...

Squish, I made these Friday for National S'mores day and they were SO yummy! They barely lasted a day (and that's with only DH & I eating them!). It's hard to stay on track with losing the baby weight when I make stuff like this, but it was worth it!

AnickH said...

When I 1st saw this recipe (several yrs ago) I instantly though "I have to make these, like right NOW" so i went to the store that night and bought the ingredients. Ive never done that before w/ any recipe, but like you said this one is so full proof and seriously flawless. Since then Ive made these several t5i8me3s. One thing I would like to mention though, is one time I overcooked these and they were no Good. So Definitely do not over bake!! S'mores Bars

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