Wednesday, August 10, 2011

S'mores Bars

Did you know that today was National S'mores Day?  Now that's a holiday I can get behind.  I only wish I'd known in time to plan for it.  While nothing beats a marshmallow slightly charred over a campfire sandwiched between graham crackers with a Hershey bar, these s'mores bars were a great alternative since the campfire wasn't going to happen today. 

These were so easy, and a hit when I took them to dinner with friends.  I did let them sit under the broiler a touch longer to get that slightly burnt flavor.

Happy S'mores Day!

S'mores Bars
from Gourmet

What's in them:

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 cracker sheets)
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, melted
2 cups milk chocolate
3 cups mini-marshmallows

How to make them:

Preheat oven to   350°F.  In a bowl combine well the crumbs, the sugar, the salt, and the butter and, reserving 1 cup of the mixture, press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a flameproof 9x12x2" baking dish. Bake the crust for 12 minutes, or until it is golden, and let it cool in the dish on a rack.

In a glass bowl, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir, then microwave for another 30 seconds, and stir again until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.  Pour it over the crust spreading it evenly, and sprinkle the marshmallows over the chocolate, pressing them lightly, and then add the reserved crumb mixture. Broil the dessert under a preheated broiler about 2 inches from the heat for 30 seconds, or until the marshmallows are golden, let it cool completely, and cut it into squares.

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