So when the grandkids and their friends came to visit I decided to try a new tactic. It was too hot to make a fire anyway.
Instead I whipped up a batch of these s'more bars with the enthusiastic assistance of four young girls. It's amazing how all you have to do is wave a bunch of chocolate bars in the air and ask if anyone wants to help. I still have a minor limp from the stampede.
Anyway, it's pretty easy and was very tasty. And if you have a bunch of kids around there won't be much for left overs. Here is the recipe - enjoy!
•1/2 cup butter, softened
•3/4 cup sugar
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
•3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
•1 teaspoon baking powder
•1/8 teaspoon salt
•5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
•1 cup marshmallow creme
•In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
• Press remaining mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Place candy bars over crust; spread with marshmallow crème. Crumble remaining graham cracker mixture over top.
• Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store them in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts 1 bar equals 213 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 28 mg cholesterol, 114 mg sodium, 30 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.
Long Live the Queen of Sweet Eats