June 17, 2011
Are you ready for s’more recipes that are perfect for camping? (Lame joke. I couldn’t help it.) These are best when you zap them in the microwave for 15 seconds before eating. It melts the chocolate and marshmallow just enough to seem like you’re enjoying an old-fashioned S’more. (Really, I can’t believe the authentic taste that you get from this recipe. Must be the graham cracker crumbs in the dough.)
S’mores Cookie Bars
(original recipe from Lovintheoven)
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (like Hersheys)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 baking pan.
Cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this into the butter/sugar mixture at low speed, until mixed well.
Divide the dough in half. Press the first half into the bottom of the pan. Layer the chocolate bars over the dough and then spread the marshmallow creme over the top of the chocolate.
Roll out the remaining dough to fit over the top, and then layer it on. (You won’t be able to pat it out on top of the creme, so rolling with a rolling pin is the easiest way to do it.)
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.
How are your Camp Loopy projects coming along? I started mine with the two colors I showed you in this post, and had to rip out the multi-color Mansfield Garden Party, four rows in. I really thought it was going to work, but once I added it to the Celadon, they just looked bad together. I’m using Seawash with the Celadon instead. Much better. I still love the skein of Mansfield that I have. I’ll pair it with something else and will make another two-color shawl. In fact, I have so many patterns that I now want to make, thanks to all of you for sharing links over on Ravelry. Have you found more two-color projects that are now on your list, once this first one is done?