Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Smores Bars

The best part of this recipe is that it made an 8x8 square pan and not a 9x13, because then I really would have been sick! These are in my top 5 favorite bar dessert. They are so hard to stay out of and are absolutely, positively delicious!! I can't wait to make these for other people or to bring to some sort of function, I am sure they will be the biggest hit. A new favorite in this house. I found them via The Girl Who Ate Everything, a fabulous blog.

Smores Bars

1/2 cup butter, soft
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 king-sized Hershey's milk chocolate bars
1 small jar marshmallow cream

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.

3. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff. This is tricky, I made balls as if I was making cookies and flattened with a rolling pin then arranged them on top.

4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.