Sunday, October 11, 2015
S’mores Bars-Secret Recipe Club
The PinterTest Kitchen was my assigned blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club. This is a collaborative blog hosted by Sharon Boyer and her two daughters Allison and Jessica. They started this blog in 2012 with the idea of trying out recipes that they found on Pinterest and reviewing the recipes as to whether or not the results were successful. They have also posted many of their family favorite recipes.
Sharon likes to bake so there are many cookies recipes on the blog which pleased me no end, cookie lover that I am. I made Banana Oatmeal and White Chocolate Pudding Snickerdoodle Cookies and recommend that you try them both.
They also have more savory recipes on the blog such as Best Barbecued Meatballs, Garlic Brussels Sprouts, Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake and Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pretzel Buns which are all on my list to make soon. There is also a recipe for Homemade Chili Powder that I am going to try when I am out of my current bottle of chili powder.
I chose to post Quick and Easy S’mores Bars today because they were delicious, and this is a really great recipe to have in the files for this time of year. This recipe really is quick, easy and contains ingredients that people have in their pantry most of the time. You can whip this together in 15 minutes if you have unexpected guests. Stick it in the fridge for another 15 or 20 minutes and you are good to go. The recipe also lends itself to lots of creative variations as you can easily swap out the milk chocolate chips with other flavors. I am going to try the recipe with cinnamon graham crackers and white chocolate chips or butterscotch chips soon.
I changed nothing about the recipe, but I did line my baking pan with foil. I broke the graham crackers into 15 squares. When the bars had cooled, I removed the bars from the pan, flipped them upside down onto a cookie sheet and cut the graham cracker squares apart with a knife dipped in hot water to make 30 one by two inch bars. These are very rich so smaller is OK, I think. Make these bars, you definitely won’t be sorry.
Quick and Easy S’mores Barss
from PinterTest Kitchen
7 1/2 whole graham crackers
2 c. mini marshmallows
1 c. milk chocolate chips
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 c, brown sugar
Line a 9x13-inch pan with foil. Break graham crackers into squares and lay into prepare pan. Sprinkle marshmallows over graham crackers. Sprinkle chips over marshmallows. Place butter in a two-cup glass measuring cup and melt in microwave. Stir in brown sugar and mix well. Pour evenly over the mixture in baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes until lightly browned. Let cool completely. Turn bars out upside down on a cookie sheet. Remove foil and cut squares apart with a knife dipped in hot water. Turn right side up. Makes 30 one by two-inch bars if you cut them apart or 15 two-inch squares if you don’t.
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