In honor of Day Camp this past week, I decided to make S’mores Bars! Because, seriously, who goes camping and doesn’t roast marshmallows over the campfire and then mash it between two graham crackers and a couple pieces of milk chocolate? You haven’t truly experienced camping if you haven’t done that.
A couple of my friends came to visit me this summer while I was working part time at a summer camp. They very kindly met me at the camp the night they arrived. One of the girls had never been camping before. Absolutely, crazy concept to me. But, we made sure that her first camping experience was one to remember. It started off with walking through the dark to the water front where we canoed out to the island. The campfire was already going and we had come prepared with s’mores making material. We sat around the campfire and chatted and roasted marshmallows and then called it a night. It was simple and a lot of fun. I have so many other memories with camping and s’mores as well, but this one was more recently. And she had specifically asked for s’mores because it wouldn’t have been a complete experience otherwise.
These bars were pretty quick and easy to whip together. I spent a bit of time deciding which bars I wanted to try. There were so many options online. I ended up with a recipe from AverieCooks. Though, I don’t believe mine came out as solid as they should have. Even though mine were not necessarily as solid as they should have been I was told they tasted fantastic.
- 1/2 cup butter (melted)
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 5 full-size graham crackers, chopped
- 1 cup of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8 in. pan with cooking spray. Melted butter and wait momentarily before adding the egg. Add egg, brown sugar, and vanilla extract and mix together. Add flour and mix together but don’t over mix. Add graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate chips and fold into mixture. Put mixture into pan and bake for 20 to 22 minutes. Top should be a golden brownish and corners should have solidified well. Let cool for 30 minutes before cutting.
Ooey gooey goodness. Thanks again AverieCooks for the fantastic recipe!