There is something about s’mores I can’t resist. Part of it is nostalgia, as they bring me back to family vacations at the lake, summer camp, and sleep overs. The other part is the trifecta- chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallows…there is no better pairing.
The only downside to s’mores is that they aren’t considered portable, they can be a bit messy and you have to find a flame. So when I stumbled upon this recipe which reinvented the s’more into a compact, mobile piece of heaven, I was thrilled.
I first made these s’mores bars for a potluck barbecue. I thought they would fit the theme well but I was unsure if people would be as excited about them as I was. Well, let’s just say the container barely met the table before they were practically gone. I was happy to see they were a hit!
A few months later, we were attending our family reunion. My husband entered me in to the annual bake-off. I knew there would be some heavy hitters there so I had to bring my “A Game”. The judges were very impressed by my s’mores bars and I ended up in 2nd place! Not bad for a first timer :)
So, here’s what you will need to make these unbelievable s’mores bars:
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
16 tablespoons (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 1/2 cups light brown sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
2 cups marshmallow topping (such as Marshmallow Fluff)
2 cups milk-chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13 baking pan with foil, leaving a 2-inch overhand on 2 sides. Mist foil with cooking spray
2. In a bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; mix well. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat butter and sugar until light, about 2 minutes. Beat in eggs until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly beat flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough in half. Press half of dough into pan until dough is uniform and flat. Spread with marshmallow topping and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Scatter remaining dough over in clumps. Don’t worry about covering the top; marshmallow and chocolate chips should peek through.
3. Bake until golden brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Place pan on wire rack to cool completely. Remove from pan, peel off foil and cut into bars.
Recipe from All You via MyRecipes.com.
Now lets see if you can eat just one…or if you will be going back for s’more!