Thursday, June 4, 2009

S'more Bars

I have always LOVED to cook and eat s'mores, so when I came across this recipe years ago, just after I got married, I thought I'd try it. I'm so glad I did! My little family and I love this yummy treat (as does everyone else that eats these). One of the best things about it is that it is so simple to make, just like the original s'mores.

Here's what you'll need:

1/2 C. margarine or butter
1/2 C. packed brown sugar
1 C. flour
1/2 C. graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 a package graham crackers)
2 C. mini marshmallows (or as many as you'd like)
1/2 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips

Beat margarine or butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add combined flour and crumbs; mix well.
Press onto bottom of greased 9 inch square baking pan.
Sprinkle with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until marshmallows are golden brown.

Just a note: I made these for one of my good friends just after she had a baby. I decided to double the recipe to have some for my family as well. As we were hurrying out the door, so that we wouldn't be late, I was holding my baby in one arm and these treats (shown here) with the other hand. A bit of advice, don't do that! I ended up losing balance between treats and baby and the entire pan came crashing to the floor. There was chocolate and gooey marshmallow and shards of glass EVERYWHERE!! I was so mad that these so yummy treats were a total waste. Good thing I made two so at least my friend was still able to get some!

32 comments:

Jewel said...

YUM! I love S'Mores! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. It will be a fun one for summer family BBQ's! Not a total loss with the 2nd pan, at least you got a photo! She can always check out your blog and see what they looked like~~it's the thought that counts! If you sew, check out my Jewels Junk blog I've got some new skirts posted, also photos of yummy Oreo truffles and the recipe!

JC Photography said...

I'm so going to make this RIGHT NOW!!! Thanks for the recipe, I love you!

Yearsley Family said...

These are oh-so-yummy! I made them for the 4th of July--for a fireworks treat, and they were a big hit! Thanks for sharing all of your yummy food ideas, Hannah! I love coming here!

Stacia said...

I just found this recipe on Pinterest. I made them and literally pulled them out of the oven as we were walking out the door to a Christmas party. I was a little nervous about taking something I'd never made before, but these were so, so scrumptious! They were a total hit.

Hannah said...

Stacia, I'm so glad to hear these were a hit! Don't you just love how easy these are to make and how good they are to eat? LOVE these! Thanks so much for the comment!!

Ciera said...

Hello! I found these bars on Pinterest and I JUST tried them tonight. I was so excited about them because smores are one of mine, my kids and my husbands FAVORITE things! BUT, when we tried it, we were all really disappointed. It tasted like flour.... And Actually NON of it really tasted like a smore... I followed your recipe step by step. But why do you add flour to your crust anyways? A traditional grahmcraker crust there is no flower added. Just curious. Please E'mail me at cieracortes@yahoo.com to walk me through where I may have went wrong. Have a blessed day. =]

Danielle said...

I'd love to make these for my wedding reception...do you think I'd be able to make these in advance then freeze them until the big day?

Hannah said...

Ciera, I'm so sorry to hear you didn't like these! But, you're right, it doesn't have a traditional graham cracker crust. If you'd like more of a graham taste, try more graham crackers and less flour. If you do, let me know if you like it any better. Good luck!

Danielle, I would really hesitate making this ahead of time and freezing them. My biggest concern would be freezing the marshmallows. I've never tried that, so I'm not sure how they'd turn out thawed. If you want, you can try a pan out early to see how they turn out. Good luck with the big day!!

William said...

I made these for the first time last week and my husband and I LOVE them!! Making them again tonight, but adding a layer of peanut butter between the marshmellows and the crust, then we plan to top with ice cream when it comes out of the oven! Thank you for sharing!!!

Gina at CampClem said...

Oh my gracious, these look good! Sorry about losing one batch, but--oh my--I might have had to risk the glass cut to have a bite!!

Thanks for the recipe!

g i n a

Hannah said...

The thought did cross my mind, Gina. Haha! Thanks so much for commenting!!

Tracey said...

Do you serve these hot or can you make them ahead and serve them cool at party? Also after you take them out of oven do u let them cool and then cut?

Hannah said...

Tracey, I've served them both ways, but usually when I take them to parties, I take them cooled. If you use a plastic knife, the marshmallow doesn't stick to the knife when you cut it (when it's cool).

Hope that helps!

Erin K said...

I found this last night and made this morning for the very deserving EMTs in my town. I broiled the top to get the marshmallows golden brown for about 30 seconds. I had to make a second pan so I could try it too! I'll let you know the reaction I get!

Kristy said...

These look delicious! And now, a moment of silence for the lost s'mores..

Hannah said...

Hahaha...thanks, Kristy!

Anonymous said...

How finely crumbed do the graham crackers have to be? Just crush them up by hand?

Hannah said...

I just smash mine up with a rolling pin. They don't have to be super fine. Some chunks are okay.

Anonymous said...

What about adding some vanilla to the crust to give a little more flavor?

Hannah said...

I'll bet adding a little vanilla to the crust would be wonderful! If you give it a try, let me know how it turns out. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

do you have to use brown sugar or can you use just plain white sugar?

Hannah said...

You should be able to use regular white sugar, but it will change the taste a bit.

If you have molasses on hand, you can combine 1 cup of white granulated sugar with 1 1/2 Tablespoons of molasses to make your own brown sugar.

Hope that helps!

meg said...

Ok.. What are Graham crackers, they don't exist in Australia

Hannah said...

Meg, graham crackers are lightly sweet cracker. I found a recipe to make them from a website and store that I have purchased MANY things from and tried LOTS of their recipes. Though I have not tried this recipe, other recipes that I have are very well liked, so I would trust this one. Good luck!

http://www.preparedpantry.com/honeygrahm.htm

Anonymous said...

How early can u make this ahead of using it? How do you rewarm from the firdge?

Hannah said...

If I were to make this ahead of time, I would only make the crust and keep that part covered in the fridge. Then when you're ready, throw on the marshmallows and chocolate chips and bake it in the oven. I prefer this treat warm and gooey. If you happen to have leftovers, I would just keep it covered on the counter, not in the fridge. Hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

I got this recipe from a friend years ago but everything was doubled so we make them in a jelly roll pan. They are a huge hit!

Hannah said...

Oooh, there's nothing wrong with more of these! Thanks for taking the time to comment!!

Hannah Renea said...

I made these to surprise my family while they were out, so quick and simple! I'm not much of a baker, and I was delightfully surprised at how delicious these turned out! They were a big hit for my family. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

Anonymous said...

I made these today to bring to a friend's pool party. Everyone LOVED them! I doubled the recipe & left with an empty pan! :)

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microyogi said...

These look wonderful - and easy! And quick! Yum! I will try this tonight!

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