Saturday, May 12, 2012

S'mores Bars

I tried these s'mores bars at a fabulous dinner party hosted by the dapper Judson Graham.  Oh my lordy, you would think crack was the secret ingredient.  I would not allow Boyfriend to even touch any of my dessert, let alone his own.  Enjoy this easy recipe courtesy of the lovely Ms. Beckee Birger. 
  • 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
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
  • 1 jar of marshmallow fluff
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. 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.
  3. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. 
  4. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).
  5. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. 
Beat in egg and vanilla.  Don't forget to scrap the sides of the bowl. 
Take one package of graham crackers and place them in a ziplock bag. 
Take a rolling pin and roll out on to the zip lock bag, crushing the graham crackers.
If you don't have a rolling pin, you can use a wine bottle too.
Measure 3/4 cup of graham cracker crumbs.
Add flour, salt, and baking powder.
Add the dry mixture to butter-sugar mixture.
Take half of the mixture and place it in a greased square pan. 
Flour the bottom of your 1 cup measuring cup.
Evenly flatten the mixture into the bottom of the pan.

Unwrap 2 king size chocolate bars.
Lay out on to crust.  It may be easier to leave the chocolate bars whole rather than breaking them apart.
Spread marshmallow fluff.
Take your remaining crust mixture and flatten out into panels.  I used the back of my measuring up to help me.
Panels should be about 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch thick.

Lay on top of marshmallow fluff.  It's perfectly fine if the panels overlap. 

Bake in a 350-degree oven for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Cut into squares.
Heaven in your mouth.

Happy baking.


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