I recently went back to some of my first post’s and was appalled by the terrible quality of the pictures. I am slowly starting the process of editing some of the posts that I think are great recipes and deserve more attention than what they are getting due to the gross quality of the pictures.
These S’more bars are definitely up there as one of my favorites and everyone always seems to ask for the recipe.
Anything that has the title S’more in it is usually my go to. If we are out to dinner and they have anything S’more on the dessert menu I have to try it. S’more cupcake? Yup. Ben and Jerry’s S’more flavored ice cream?, Yup..
There is just something about the gooey marshmallow that gets me every time. Balanced with crunchy graham and then sweet chocolate. I CAN’T EVEN HANDLE IT. Seriously. The only thing better than a classic S’more is a peanut butter cup S’more. That is maybe the worlds greatest treat.
It could also be the fact that every time I have a S’more I am either camping or sitting around a campfire (at least now in my adult life. In high school I made S’mores over our stove on a weekly basis).
Maybe if S’mores weren’t typically enjoyed while sitting outside with friends and family under the stars they wouldn’t be as good. Perhaps if I made a S’more tonight over my stove at home I would feel less impressed than I would if I were, say, camping in the woods with the slight flavor of bug spray in my S’more.
Hopefully you’ll believe me when I say these are literally some of the best bars you’ll ever make. If it was worth it for me to re-take pictures of them for my blog…they have to be good. Because one curse I feel I have put on myself is the fact that I always want to try new recipes and share them on the blog.
These were worth the repeat (They are easy too) and I whip them up often because there is nothing people love more than something S’more flavored. Could be the childhood thought it evokes, or could just be the fact that chocolate, marshmallow and graham (in this case a sweet cookie/graham crust) is a genius combination.
Recipe: S’more Bars
For the Bars:
1 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
3/4 Cups Shortening
1 Teaspoon Vanilla
2 Cups Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Cups Marshmallows
For the Frosting:
1/4 Cup Milk/Cream
5 Tablespoons Butter
1 Cup Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Sugar
Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Cream together the sugars and shortening.
Add in vanilla and mix to combine.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition.
In a separate bowl combine flour, baking soda and salt.
Slowly add to batter mixing well until combined.
Spread batter into a 9×13 pan lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10 minutes.
Remove from oven and top with marshmallows.
Place back in oven and bake until marshmallows are puffed and browned. Remove from oven and let cool.
Combine butter, sugar and milk in a small saucepan.
Stir and bring to a boil. Boil for less that a minute, then remove from heat.
Stir in chocolate chips and once they have melted, gently spread over top of marshmallows.
Chill or let sit at room temperature until chocolate has hardened (fudge-like consistency).
If you do chill, make sure to remove from the fridge about an hour before serving so the chocolate can soften.