Saturday, March 30, 2013

s'mores bars

I love online personality tests.


Don't pretend you don't know what I'm talking about.  The ones that tell you what flavor of ice cream you are and which Friday Night Lights character you're most like.


Making s'mores is a lot like taking one of those online quizzes. I can tell a heck of a lot about you by the way you make your s'mores.  Let me elaborate.

  1. You shove your marshmallow into the fire and burn it to a crisp.  You are a strong believer that marshmallows are one of the few foods that tastes better burnt.  You hate waiting in lines, enjoy Chinese take-out food, and tend to be argumentative.
  2. You think you've mastered the s'more technique.  You're Lord of the S'mores.  You might be a dad and/or a camp counselor.  You can be found whittling your perfect "s'more stick," or trying to assist a less capable s'more maker with this delicate art.  People may call you a "busy-body."  You enjoy team sports and activities, as long as you're the captain.  You're secretly a horrible dancer.
  3. You like to sit on the edge of the fire and slowly turn your marshmallow -- waiting for that perfect, golden-brown glow.  You play a musical instrument, enjoy crafts, and like long walks on the beach.  You keep an agenda and your socks always match.
  4. You're a weirdo (and I say that in the best sense of that word.  You do something wacky like catch the marshmallow on fire, and squish it (still ablaze) between the chocolate and graham crackers.  You're a bit of a badass, but you secretly love to play Scrabble.

See? Didn't I describe your personality to a T? ;)


Ok, so maybe I should leave online quiz making to the professionals.  But no matter how you toast your marshmallows, the classic s'more will always be an All-American crowd-pleaser. 


Everyone from the varsity baseball team to Carly's dog walker couldn't get enough of these s'more bars.  They're super easy, don't require an open fire and they don't burn your tongue.  My favorite way to eat these bad-boys is to pop one in the microwave until the marshmallow puffs up and the chocolate gets all melty.  I close my eyes, and eat it with a spoon.  I can smell the campfire and pine trees of summer already...

How do you roast your marshmallow?

With love,
Erica

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.
Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan.  Spread the crust with marshmallow creme.  Sprinkle chocolate chips into a single even layer over the creme.  Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
From Lovin' From The Oven

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28 comments:

  1. YUM! Love your pics! I made these yesterday too! because we went on a camping trip and no open fires were allowed so I figured I had to get my s'mores fix in there somehow!

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    1. What a great idea! I would love to see how yours turned out! And I'm super jealous of your camping adventure...

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  2. OH MY GOD I'M TOTALLY #3!!! I love online personality tests to, and for serious, you hit the nail on the head with me and my marshmallow technique!

    Ohhhh how I love s'mores. These bars look amazing!

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    1. Really? Hahaha maybe I should go into the online test making business ;) I am definitely a #1, nothing like some good old sugar burnt to a crisp!

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  3. These look delicious! Have you ever thought of making them with chocolate bars instead?

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    1. I have! In fact, I think they would be more authentic with real Hershey's bars in them. It's just that I ALWAYS have chocolate chips on hand so they were easy :)

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  4. I love those tests too!! I could do them for hours... these bars look incredible!! I love that I can indulge my s'mores craving in the middle of the winter!

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    1. Thank you so much! There is always time for s'mores and online personality tests ;)

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  5. I love you for posting this recipe, I really do!

    And I see myself as #4 - that's right, I'm a badass.

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    1. WOW! I am impressed, I wish I were a #4 too, hahah I am totally a #1

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  6. So it's not summer yet, but I can pretend when I make these bars, right?! Need to try them...it's happening. Pinned!

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    1. Completely -- this will tide us over until summer where we can make the real thing :)

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  7. I think I am going to try them with Hershey Bars instead of the chocolate chips. Yeah, life on the edge...... :-D

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    1. Hahahaha go for it! I think that they will taste even more s'more-y and authentic with real Hershey bars!

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  8. I LOVE how you always come up with such indulgent snacks and sweets. It's for the same reason that I’ve nominated you recently for the Liebster Award (I hope you haven't been nominated before already!) Read all about it and follow the rules here if you decide to join in the fun: http://this-is-irene.blogspot.com.au/2013/04/overnight-bircher-muesli-and-liebster.html. Can’t wait to hear your responses!

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    1. Thank you so much! I feel so honored! I will answer the questions as soon as possible, and let you know when the post comes up!

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  9. For me, my favorite way to have s'mores is substituting peanut butter cups for the regular chocolate. If you've never tried it (and you like peanut butter cups) you don't know what you're missing. These look delicious and would be a great treat for kids at a summer cook-out ☺

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    1. Oh yum! What a great idea -- when summer rolls around, I am planning on trying out s'moreos (substituting oreos for graham crackers...) SUMMER PLEASE COME SOON!

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  10. I love, love, LOVE your blog, I'm a high school baker too! I'm also a swimmer, so I make all your desserts, I have to say I love this one and your nutella gooey butter cake!

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    1. Thank you so much! Those are two of my favorites as well! I love to hear from other high school bakers -- please shoot me an email sometime!

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  11. I love, love, LOVE your blog. I'm a high school athlete as well (swimmer) and I bake all weekend, every weekend. These and your nutella gooey butter cake have been my favorite. I bake pretty much only stuff from your blog and everything I've made turned out great!

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    1. Thank you so much! Those are two of my favorites as well! I love to hear from other high school bakers -- please shoot me an email sometime!

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  14. Im number 4....i stick it in the fire trying to get that perfect golden brown but i get distracted and it ALWAYS CATCHES FIRE. so i sit there and wave it around wildly screaming like Patrick when his marshmallow catches fire. then sit back down with all my dignity. its not safe i know. but thats my way of doing it.

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  15. im number 4......i stick my marshmallow in the fire attempting to be like #3. IT ALWAYS CATCHES FIRE.....-_-
    So i wave it around wildly trying to put the fire out screaming like Patrick when his marshmallow catches fire when camping. Then I sit back down with all my dignity and try again. Its not safe, i know. Someone could be set on fire, i know. But thats how i do it....

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