Monday, June 13, 2011

S'mores Bars

"The campfire burns. It’s 9:08.
I feel so good cuz I just ate
Two graham crackers, and chocolate, too,
With marshmallow turned to warm, white goo.
A treat indeed, a dripping mess.
A touch of melty joy -- oh yes!
It’s bedtime soon, but I’m not done.
I simply cannot stop at one.
Because, you see, it takes three s’mores
To make a night of happy s’nores."

-Gregory K.

I've always loved S'mores. I guess it's because I was a Girl Scout. I really enjoyed my tenure as one. The camaraderie, the team spirit. There was the time we all went on a field trip to Catalina Island where I got third degree burns from laying on the beach for days with no one to tell me to wear sunscreen. Good times. I don't even remember being sad about the burn. I just remember I had such a good time it was worth it. There were the times at camp, the fun and games. Great friends and greater memories.

Girl Scouts invented S'mores, didn't you know? In 1927 a woman named Loretta Scott Crew wrote in a publication called, "Tramping and Trailing With the Girl Scouts," the first recipe for a S'more. We did indeed make many s'mores during my days as a girl scout. We did not however, do any tramping, I'm happy to report.

These S'more's bars are so delicious. I can't stop eating them. I mean it. If you like S'mores, you will love these bars. They are the perfect treat to bring to a summer party or picnic. Kids and adults will love them. I'm telling you, you will be wanting some more.

S'more's Bars

inspired by this recipe


18 graham crackers (2 packages) (two thirds of a 14.4 oz box) (280 g.) or 2 cups crumbs
2 sticks (1 cup) (230 g.) butter- melted
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg
3 cups milk chocolate chips (420 g.) (about 15 oz.)
3 1/2 cups (174 g.) (6 oz.) mini marshmallows


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, 180 degrees Celsius, Gas Mark 4.

Line a 9x13 pan with heavy duty foil with 4 inches overhang off the sides to create a sling to lift the bars out when they are finished. Don't use parchment like I did, the sides burned under the broiler. Grease the foil.

In a food processor, grind the graham crackers into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into a large bowl and add the salt and melted butter. Mix together, it will resemble wet sand. Add the egg and mix well. Set aside 1/2 cup of the crumb mixture for topping.

Press the rest of the crumb mixture into the prepared pan. Bake for about 15 minutes, until golden brown.

Let the crust cool for a bit while you melt the chocolate.

Put the chocolate chips in a pan on the stove on medium heat stirring until completely melted. Or microwave the chips on medium power stirring after 2 minutes.

Preheat the broiler.

Spread the melted chocolate chips evenly onto the crust. Sprinkle the marshmallows onto the chocolate pressing them in a bit. Sprinkle the reserved crumbs onto the marshmallows, getting the crumbs in the spaces around the marshmallows.

Place pan 6 inches under the broiler for 1-2 minutes until the marshmallows are golden brown. Seriously don't walk away. They will burn in no time.

Refrigerate them until the chocolate hardens slightly, about an hour. Remove the bars with the foil, cut into squares. Serve cold or at room temperature.


Amanda said...

Oh wow, I LOVE S'mores! I'm definately going to make these! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I totally laughed out loud at the tramping comment. Too funny.

Helen said...

Oh my, I really enjoy S'mores. These look delicious. I also love the poem in the begining.

Cindy said...

Wow! What a perfect summer treat.

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks for your comment on my laundry room dresser makeover! :)
Your smores look wonderful! Yummo!

Emily Thompson said...

thanks for linking to Tasty Tuesday. Come back again next week

Anonymous said...

oh my, those look absolutely divine!

Lisa said...

Ok, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing -- I'm looking forward to giving your recipe a try. :) ~Lisa

Annette said...

Sounds like you had a great time as a Girl Scout! Your bars look and sound scrumptious!

Amy said...

Wow, these look sooooo good. I will definitely be making some in the future!

Unknown said...

I was a Girl Scout too!! These look great!! Thanks for linking up to 2 Maids a Baking!!

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I've been craving smores, these bars would be so good!

I hope you'll stop by and share your recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday!

Moquelish said...

I have had so many varieties of smores lately, and I am so excited you posted this one. It will definitely be going on my to-do list. My I must do this today to-do list.

tinahead81 said...

i've made a similar version of these twice this week!! so yummy!!!

Chels/Catz in the Kitchen said...

I was a girl scout but we never made anything as incredible as this! YUM!

Anonymous said...

oooo these look soooo good! Im going to search my cabinets for these ingredients right now!

Jeanie said...

Brilliant, brilliant idea. Thanks.

Katie @ This Chick Cooks said...

Those bars look so so good. Now I'm craving smores :) Thanks for coming by to share! Have a great weekend.

Peggy said...

Oh, my goodness, those look delicious! If only I weren't trying to AVOID sugar...

Unknown said...

oh yeah! these look gorgeous and i am sure they taste like my youth...late night campfires, sticky fingers, ghost stories. how perfect for a summer treat! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us. I hope you will come over tomorrow and share more of your delicious recipes with us at Cast Party Wednesday.
I hope to see you there!

Jenn Erickson said...

It's hard to improve a classic, but your s'more bars look even better than s'mores themselves!

So happy to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesdays at Rook No. 17!


Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

I LOVE these. Especially the crumb mixture on top, that makes it seem like fire-roasted marshmallows.

Thanks for linking up with Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you again this week.

Jan said...

Thank you for this!!! Looks DELICIOUS!