Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Give me S'more Bars

I just love summer. The fact that it is one of my last real "summers", makes it even more meaningful. My carefree days are almost gone forever. It is definitely a bittersweet realization. I am incrediby excited for what the future holds, but with that comes great responsibility.

My sweet tooth will never grow up, though. I still love most of the things that I adored as a child. These bars are great example. I used to be obsessed with the store bought version of these. They are just like S'mores, maybe even better! Beware, they are very addicting. I am not even kidding! Once you make them once, they will become a household staple. The best part about these bars is that you can make them anywhere. No campfire or oven necessary!!

I feel that they are perfect for the Fourth of July, and especially summer. s'mores are a quintessential summer treat. There is nothing better than sitting and gazing at the twinkling stars while enjoying a gooey s'more. These bars envelop all of the key ingredients of a s'more. The first time I made these, I did not freeze the mini chocolate chips, and they became a melty mess. I highly recommend that you place them in the freezer before hand. They are also perfect for a summer BBQ. Just be ready for everyone to ask you for the recipe!

You will need:

1 (12 oz.) box of Golden Grahams

1 (10 oz.) bag of mini marshmallows

2 cups mini chocolate chips (divided)

1/2 tsp vanilla

6 tbsp. butter or Margarine

A pinch of sea salt

Non-stick cooking spray

Wax paper (optional)

Recipe adapted from: Copy Kat

Spray a 9x13in. pan with non-stick cooking spray, and place chocolate chips in the freezer.
 Meanwhile, melt the butter in a double broiler.
Add mini marshmallows
Once the marshmallows are melted and the mixture is creamy,
add vanilla extract and sea salt.
Place golden grahams in a bowl, and pour marshmallow mixture.
Stir until well-combined. 
Add 1 cup of mini chocolate chips. 
Press mixture into the greased pan, using a piece of wax paper to keep bars from sticking.
This will create an even layer. 
Cut into bars, and serve. 


Danielle said...

Oh my goodness! I haven't had these since I was little. They sound so good right now. I need to make a trip to the grocery store now.

Anonymous said...

S'mores are my favorite summer snack. I will defintely have to try these.

Sammy said...

Must say I am loving these bars. I made a batch last night and they are already gone. I need to make another pronto! They truly are addictive.