Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S'Mores Bars

I used Trader Joe's Belgian chocolate instead of Hershey's.






Gabe ate his with ice cream.

I made these S'Mores Bars for the first time over the weekend (thank you Sarah for introducing me to the recipe). I have to say, of all the desserts I've ever made, this just might be my favorite. I've never had anything like them. It starts with a layer of graham cracker dough, then melted chocolate, then marshmallow fluff, topped with more graham cracker dough. In a word, they were glorious. I strongly recommend making these next time you have a craving for something sweet.

S'Mores Bars
Ingredients:
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 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
4 (1.55 oz. each) HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars
1 cup marshmallow creme

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Press half of dough into prepared pan.
3. Arrange chocolate bars over dough, breaking as needed to fit. Spread with marshmallow creme. Scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallow; carefully press to form a layer.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. 16 bars.

56 comments:

Katie said...

Oh those sound amazing. I wouldn't trust myself having them in the house though :)

Krystal said...

oh goodness....everyone is keeping me busy with all of the amazing recipes being posted :) I'll have to see if I can find the ingredients for this!

Diana Mieczan said...

Yummy....I have such a sweet tooth today...I love how it looks and I bet its yummy:)

Kisses,sweetie and enjoy your day:)

Destined For Now said...

Wow! Those look decadent. And good on you for not using Hersheys...I've been mad at that company since they packed up their local factories and moved to Mexico.

Café Bellini said...

OMG how dangerous - I'd probably eat that whole thing in one go, I just wouldn't be able to stop!

Jaime [SWHHW] said...

So, marshmallow cream is like melty marshmallow is it?

they look incredibly decadent - I think I'll save my smores experience for when we visit the US. One day, one day.

annelise said...

We don't have graham crackers in Australia and I don't trust myself to find what the alternative is!

style'n said...

ha ha I love any post that included chocolate! And I love marshmallows and graham crackers. This looks like a fun recipe for me to try with Ariyana.
Have a great day,
Naina

Mandy said...

Mouthwatering! I am definitely making those!

Sweet Southern Prep said...

Wow! That is amazing! I'm making that this weekend! Thanks for the recipe! :)

Cara said...

OH MY GOODNESS! Looks amazing!

Chelsea Gwynne said...

genius! i will definitely be making these!

Nikki said...

Valerie, I am not a s'mores person but I know I would love these!
Your photos are great and graham cracker dough sounds just amazing!!!!

Thanks for the recipe!

xx
Nikki

Lisa Griffin said...

I'm so glad yours turned out! i have to tell you i made these with my mom one time, but the receipe didn't all for more graham crackers on top, and the whole marshmallow layer caught fire under the broiler!!!!
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Andrea said...

oh yummy!! These look so gooood!

Annie said...

Wow Valerie - these just look incredible! I'm usually not a huge marshmallow fan, but I'm sure I would enjoy these!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

That sounds positively delish! :)

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

Valerie! Valerie! This is insane! Seriously, those sound heavenly! I will definitely be making them :) Maybe for a back to school treat for my co-workers??

YUMMY!

Siri said...

You are my hero.

Legs said...

You've got to be kidding me. I need to make this immediately.

Tarryn said...

Those looks so good! I'm glad I'm not alone on the S fear! Thanks for the comment =)

Gabriel said...

They are really delicious when combined with ice cream! Highly reccomended!

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

OMG YUM. Now I hate you and love you all at the same time! LOL I wish I wasn't sitting at my desk, so I could make them right now!!!

Ms. Emily Ann said...

I LOVE S'mores, and those do looke absolutely glorious!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Torrie said...

These look sooooooooo good!! I am not going to say my usual, "I'll have to try these" but instead, "I will try these...tonight!!"

Going to the store to buy the ingredients today!! A perfect summer dessert and a good way to enjoy smores even when you're not camping:).

Marcie said...

Yum! These look amazing and simple (two of my favorite things). This is such a great summer dessert. I love the picture of Gabe eating! He is a great muse for your food posts!!

xo Marcie

Lindsay said...

Valerie those look delicious! You are such a good wifey! :)

Indigo said...

guess what I'm having for tea tonight ;) X

Erica said...

Wow, Valerie! These look amazing!

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness Val I am salivating over these photos. I am DEFINITELY coming over next time you whip up a batch of these!!

love jenny xoxo said...

Wow that looks amazing!! I just found your blog and I'm a new follower!!

Indie.Tea said...

S'Mores for breakfast, how cute!

Kirsten said...

looks so good.

Kiki said...

I can already taste them in my mouth - wewww, this recipe I am certainly trying and the Belgian Chocolate at TJ, is devine!!! and ice-cream, Gabe is making me want to reach in and snatch his food!!! Yummy...

XXOO
Kiki

Christine said...

thanks for the recipe! also thanks for the sweet comments you left a while back! love your blog!
xx. c

sweetseas.blogspot.com

Fifth Sparrow said...

Oh My!! This will be made tonight!! I literally, CANNOT WAIT! lol Thanks for posting the recipe!

this free bird said...

Okay seriously Valerie. Thank God I'm on the gluten-free wagon or I would be in dire need of the lap band visiting your blog!!!

Yikes do those look good! I see Gabe thoroughly enjoyed his too...hehe. Love it!

xoxo,
Carrie

Nicole Marie said...

ohhh my gosh i'm about to make that stat!

Jayne said...

Hi - just found your blog from your yoga guest post! I am a big yoga fan, too, and love my lulu scoop neck tank. =)

Jamie said...

VALERIE!!! YOU'RE GOING TO MAKE ME FAT!!! STOOOOOP!!! hahaha!!!

These look RIDICULOUS!!!!

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Mara said...

yum this sounds amazing!!! I loove S'mores so I know I would LOVE these bars :)

Josie said...

Shut. Up. I was going to go on a diet but then I saw this... I'm making these tomorrow. Period.
xo Josie
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Elle Sees said...

so genius! why didn't i think of this before?

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Wow, wow, and wow!!! These look incredible. Your blog is like smore central. I'll be back for those recipes.

Jen Watts said...

Ok, I'm glad I saw your yoga post a while back because now it totally makes sense how you're in such terrific shape considering your blogs often contain yummy dessert recipes ;)
Maybe being my very pregnant self I just tend to notice your delicious desserts too much...I will def be making these!!

georgia~gigi said...

Valerie you are always baking up something yummy!Oh, they look so good! I really need to bake more!
Smoochies
gi gi

MarchMusings said...

Heavenly bars. I'd have mine with ice cream too!

Anna Jane said...

that looks simply decadent. thanks for sharing - it looks like a crowd pleaser!
xx
anna jane

Melissa said...

Holy moly, deliciousness!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Oh yum! I'll have to try making them, I think they would be perfect with ice cream too. =)

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I've never seen this done before! Looks amazing!!

Torrie said...

I didn't end up making these the other day because I forgot we had homemade ice cream waiting for us (or were we waiting for it?:) in the freezer. BUT I made them last night and they were DELICIOUS. Thanks again for the recipe!

Andee Layne said...

oh my word! these look delish! I am def bookmarking this recipe! my husband would looove these! xo

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jayme said...

hey girl... i made the smores and i hope you don't mind if i share the recipe too! let me know if theres a problem with it! i'll clearly link to you as well. they were AMAZING and seriously lifechanging! :) and i won't even blame you for me gaining 29374 pounds! xo

Bionica said...

wow these look so good
yum yum =)

-Bionica

Dessert Darling said...

OhmyOhmyGawd... these look AMAZING!!! WELL DONE!!!