Marshmallows, graham crackers, white chocolate, yellow cake mix…
Am I speaking your language?
My language primarily consists of things like marshmallows and graham crackers…closely followed by, I’m going to kill the cat…did you remember to record that?…I don’t know, I need coffee first…
Mikey speaks my language…
Chances are if you read this blog, your language includes white chocolate and yellow cake too.
I’ve been on a cupboard cleaning kick lately which is why a lot of my recent posts include things like cake mix, cereal and marshmallows. I have a feeling you have the ingredients for these bars sitting in your cupboard right now.
These would be a great Easter dessert if you are looking for something you can throw together quickly. I sent these and the Rice Krispie Roll I posted earlier this week to work with Mikey on Monday and he called me and told me, “those may be the best desserts you’ve ever made”…mission accomplished.
It’s funny how two simple recipes can be “the best desserts you’ve ever made”. My gut reaction was, WHAT?!?! You mean that cake that took me 3 days to make wasn’t the best dessert you’ve ever tasted??? It wasn’t better than a rice krispie treat and cake mix bars?!?!?
But then I remembered that the brain is a funny thing and that so much of what we love comes from memories we love. And who’s childhood memory doesn’t involve marshmallows, graham cracker and chocolate??
If you enjoy food blogs you will love what’s cooking over at Picky Palate. Such delicious recipes and amazing photography as well. I found this recipe there and couldn’t resist trying it. If you’re in a baking rut, stop by her blog and you will find something to fit your craving!
Recipe: Gooey White S’More Cake Bars
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix
1 Large Egg
1 Stick Butter, Softened
4-5 Graham Crackers
10 Oz Bag White Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Mini Marshmallows
1/2 Cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees. Line and 8×8 inch pan with foil and spray well with non stick spray.
In a medium bowl, combine cake mix, egg and butter. Mix well until a firm dough forms. Take half the dough and press firmly into the bottom of the pan.
Next, layer the graham crackers evenly over the crust, breaking the crackers as necessary to fit. Follow that with a layer of the white chocolate chips and then the marshmallows.
Cover that with the remaining dough, covering as well as you can and pressing to an even layer. Finally cover that with the sweetened condensed milk and place into oven for about 30 minutes.
Cook until the top is a golden brown and remove from oven, making sure to cool completely!
These are called gooey for a reason! If you take them out early they will expand and be a mess. Make sure they are cooled and then remove from pan by lifting foil out and slicing into squares.
Serve and enjoy!