May 10, 2011

S'more Bars

      Bean is a marshmallow fan. I am a marshmallow fan. My dad is a marshmallow fan. Are you noticing a trend? I inherited the genetic code for marshmallow lovin' from my father. I enjoy almost anything with marshmallows. When I saw a picture of the marshmallow fluff oozing out of these bars I knew I had to make them. I also knew that I didn't want kryptonite hanging around on my counter for the next few I shared.
     I brought these delicious bars for the youth girls I teach at my church. By the end of my lesson, the bars were gone. These bars are chocolaty, ooey-gooey from the marshmallow and have a slight graham flavor in the cookie base. They are good, but they are not exactly like a campfire s'more. Don't expect them to be or you might be disappointed. Also, don't try and cut them until they are COMPLETELY cool. I made that mistake and ended up wrapped in a web of marshmallow strands.

S'more Bars
adapted from Lovin' From the Oven

1) You can substitute 5 regular Hershey's milk chocolate bars for the 215 grams of chopped chocolate. 
2) I dropped the fluff onto the chopped chocolate in 5 big blobs and spread it using a metal spoon dipped into cold water. Shake the water off the spoon if it is too wet. 
3) I flattened the top layer of dough with my hands before gently placing it together like patchwork. You can also roll it out and cut it into strips to lay on top.

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large 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
215 grams high-quality chocolate, chopped
2 cups marshmallow fluff (half of a 16 oz. container)

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

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham crackers crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed unit combined.

Divide dough in half and press half of the dough in an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Sprinkle the chocolate over the dough, no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread chocolate with marshmallow fluff.

Place the remaining dough in a single layer on the top of the fluff. See notes for tips on the best way of doing this.

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly golden. Cool completely before cutting into bars.


scooping it up said...

These look amazing. Thank you!

Heather said...

S- Let me know if you try them. The YW really enjoyed them.