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.|