S’mores Bars

Raven Higheagle

By
@ravenhigheagle

This past weekend, my friends and I went sort-of-camping.
So I decided the occasion called for some sort-of-s’mores.
And thus, these S’mores Bars were born. What is sort-of-camping, you ask?
Well, it’s basically reaping the benefits of camping, minus actually having to pitch a tent and spend the night. With the bugs.
Some friends who were actually going to be camping invited a bunch of others to come hang for the evening at the campsite. We made a fantastic gourmet dinner around the campfire, then once we started to get tired, we headed home to sleep in our soft (bug-free) beds


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Rating:

Serves:

Makes 12 Large or 24 Small Bars

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BROWNIE INGREDIENTS

8 to 10
whole graham crackers (enough to cover the bottom of a 9x13-inch pan)
10 Tbsp
butter
1 1/4 c
granulated sugar
3/4 c
plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
2 large
eggs
1/2 c
all-purpose flour

S'MORES TOPPING INGREDIENTS

hershey's bars (broken into small pieces)
golden grahams
mini marshmallows

DRIZZLE INGREDIENTS

1 large
hershey bar
2 Tbsp
shortening

Directions Step-By-Step

1
To Make The Brownies:

Position a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2
Line the bottom and sides of a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper. Lightly grease with cooking spray.
3
Then line the bottom of the pan with tightly-packed graham crackers in a single layer. Set aside.
4
Combine the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in a medium microwave-safe bowl.
5
Microwave for one minute intervals, stirring in between, until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
6
Set the mixture aside until it cools to room temperature. (You can pop it in the fridge to speed up this process.)
7
Stir in the vanilla.
8
Add the eggs one at a time, stirring vigorously after each one. When the batter looks thick, shiny, and well blended.
9
Add the flour and stir until you cannot see it any longer, then beat vigorously for 40 strokes with the wooden spoon or a rubber spatula.
10
Spread evenly in the baking pan on top of the graham crackers. (Since this is a thick batter, I found that it worked well to drop the dough in large tablespoons all over the graham crackers, and then smooth those out with a spoon to form an even layer of brownie batter.)
11
Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center emerges slightly moist with batter, 20 to 25 minutes.
12
Remove pan and sprinkle generously with mini marshmallows.
13
Turn oven to broil, then return the pan to the oven and cook for about 3-5 minutes, or until the marshmallows poof up and JUST barely begin to turn golden
14
Please watch very carefully at this point, or else the marshmallows can burn or even catch fire.
15
Remove pan from oven and sprinkle with Hershey's bar pieces and Golden Graham's.
16
Then drizzle with additional melted chocolate if desired. Let cool, then cut and serve.
17
To make the melted chocolate:

Add a crumbled Hershey's bar to a microwave-proof bowl. Heat in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval, until melted.
18
If the chocolate is too thick, add in a few teaspoons of shortening to thin it out.
19
Drizzle with a fork over the s'mores bars.