Monday, August 25, 2014

S'mores Bars

adapted from A Beautiful Bite
3 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
2 sticks butter, softened
2 cups brown sugar, packed
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
10oz graham crackers, broken into large pieces
1 10oz bag of marshmallows
8 Hershey bars, broken into small pieces

Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a 17x12 sheet pan.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
In a stand mixer, cream together the butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time and mix over low-medium speed just until incorporated.
Add vanilla and mix over low-medium speed for another minute.
Add flour mixture slowly and mix just until incorporated.
By hand, fold in graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate.
Press into prepared pan. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Allow bars to cool before serving.

We had a ward campout, and it was really bugging me that we did not eat any s'mores during this campout. Then I realized that I didn't have a s'more ALL  summer. So, since I was in charge of this week's FHE activity, and I am a different kind of lazy, I decided to make these s'mores bars instead of putting on pants (and let's be honest, a bra) and going to the store to buy some edible but not homemade baked goods. I changed the recipe just a little bit, I used mini marshmallows, and I used a half sheet pan instead of a 9x13, because I wanted more of a bar, and less of a tall gooey mess. I also decreased the amount of baking soda from the original recipe, because I am not a fan of cleaning oven messes. I honestly think these turned out pretty dang good.