This weekend we headed to Northern Michigan for our annual skiing trip! Woot woot! Being out in the snow all day makes me think of hot cocoa and campfires. What goes perfectly with campfires? You got it – s’mores. I was looking for a way to pre-make s’mores to avoid all of that sticky mess and I stumbled across this incredible recipe for S’mores Bars courtesy of Lovin’ from the Oven. I tweaked the original recipe a tad because I really wanted to taste the graham cracker flavor. Here’s my version:
1/2 cup butter (one stick), softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 regular sized milk chocolate bars
2 cups marshmallow cream/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 X 13 (or 8-inch square) baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. 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. Dough will be crumbly.
3. Divide dough in half and press half of the dough into an even layer on the bottom of the greased pan. Place chocolate bars over dough and break the bars to get them to fit in a single layer no more than a 1/4 inch thick. Spread the marshmallow fluff on top of the chocolate layer. Top the marshmallow layer with the remaining graham cracker dough. Press the dough down lightly so it all sticks together.
4. Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly brown.cool completely before cutting into bars. ENJOY!
[Yields about 24-28 s’mores bars]