Sunday, March 7, 2010

Day 66: S'mores Bars

If you haven't noticed, I am trying to keep treats to a minimum. I really don't need the calories. Having 7 children has wreaked enough havoc on my body, I don't need to give chocolate a turn as well! But there are some combinations that I just can't resist. Chocolate and peanut butter is one, and chocolate, graham crackers and marshmallow is another. I love s'mores, I mean really, who doesn't? So when I found this recipe on one of the food blogs I frequent, I knew I needed to give it a try. This recipe comes from Rookie Cookie.

S'mores Bars
10" dutch oven
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 crackers)
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 1.5 oz milk chocolate bars (I used 6 oz. milk chocolate chips)
1 cup marshmallow cream
In a medium bowl, combine flour, graham crackers, baking powder and salt. Whisk to combine and set aside.
In a large bowl, combine butter and sugar. Beat until light and creamy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat until smooth. Add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Press half the dough into the bottom of your oiled DO. Put the chocolate bars on top of the dough, breaking them to make them fit. Spread marshmallow cream over the top of the chocolate. Gently press the other half of the dough on top of the marshmallow cream. Bake at 350* for 30-35 minutes or until the top is golden brown. I used 8 coals on the bottom and 12 on top. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting.
The Finished Product

The Review

These were pretty good, but I was just a little disappointed. I was hoping there would be a layer of marshmallow, but it all seemed to get absorbed into the dough. When I make these again, I will use mini marshmallows instead of the marshmallow cream, and I will also use chocolate bars instead of chocolate chips. The idea behind these is really good, the results just weren't what I hoped for. I know they can be better with just a few changes. I did like the graham crackers in the dough, that was really nice. I also liked making a peanut butter and marshmallow cream sandwich with the leftover marshmallow cream. What can I say, it's a throwback from my childhood! As is, I will give this recipe a B...for now.


  1. and where was the P butter? When you mentioned P butter I got all excited. It would be an awesome addition don't ya think LOL

  2. Peanut butter goes with everything. It should be listed as a "food of the Gods" too! Along with chocolate it makes everything better!


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