Tuesday, September 27, 2011

S'more s'mores please


Growing up in New Hampshire, my family was no stranger to camping in the summer time. We'd pack up the car, head to Pawtuckaway State Park, and unload our tents, screen house, and a week's worth of chocolate, graham crackers, and marshmallows. Each night we would carefully toast our marshmallows, trying our best not to set them on fire. Then my mom would help us transfer them from our wooden skewers onto a chocolate top graham cracker sandwich. Such a simple, but perfect, ending to a day reading in a hammock, swimming, and playing cards.

Alex and I have never been camping together, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy s'mores at home with this delicious and super easy recipe for S'mores Cookie Bars.


Hershey's S'mores Cookie Bars (from Hershey's Kitchens)
  • 1 stick butter, softened 
  • 3/4 cup sugar 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt 
  • 5 Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz. each)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows
Directions

Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Beat butter and sugar until well blended in large bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Press half of dough in prepared pan and bake 15 minutes.

Arrange unwrapped chocolate bars over baked layer, breaking as needed to fit. Sprinkle with marshmallows, then scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallows, forming top layer. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.


9 comments:

  1. I love cookie bars and anything smores. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I am bookmarking this!

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  2. These look aweeeessooome. I've been meaning to make smores bars or a smores cake/pie for a while. You can't beat that combo!

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  3. I'd eat one of these and then go, "That was good, can I have ANOTHER!?!?"

    Wait, I did that wrong.

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  4. Those look stunning! They almost (almost) make me want to go camping!

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  5. If there was a mountain of these, I would put on a camelbak filled with milk, climb up, and eat my way back down.

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  6. Oh YUM. I've seen variations of this recipe but still haven't made it, so I am going to have to try sometime. I love that this is a Hershey's recipe... for so long I had a serious aversion to back-of-the-bag or brand-name recipes, no idea why but recently I made the Quaker Oatmeal Oatmeal Raisin cookies and they rocked my world. I bet these would too!

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  7. Looks delicious! I heart anything with a smore theme to it.

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  8. Yum, yum, yum! I love s'mores...and these look even better than the real thing:)

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