Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Campfire S'mores Bars

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Campfire S'mores Bars

The unofficial start of camping season is near!
Bake up these Campfire S'mores Bars and bring them along for the ride.

campfire s'mores bars (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm ready for summer.

But you see I'm a little nervous about having all three kids underfoot.  My six year old stands up to my chest already.  He's a big boy with a LOT of energy at times.  He jumped on my back the other night while I was sitting on the floor and I thought the house had fallen down on me.

My middle child who just turned five is a rock star in her own right.  Yesterday was typical.  Finding her climbing the counters, letting her two year old sister out of the front door, not listening to me until I say it four times in a row...you get the picture.

Then my youngest.  She just turned two.  She's the baby.  She is attached to my hip and loves these two siblings of hers to pieces.  To the point of wanting to do everything they are doing, even when it isn't age appropriate.

I will actually have to CARE FOR ALL OF THEM ALL DAY LONG in less than a week. School will be out and they will need things to do.  I already have a bin full of stuff ready to go.  I've lined up play dates.  I've even struck a deal with a friend for us to swap kid sitting services here and there {you know, so us mamas can survive the summer}.



campfire s'mores bars (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I'm wondering if week two will come along of summer vacation and the husband will find me face planted in these bars when he walks in the door.

I've talked about it before.  The kids wear me out and I like to bake something weekly.  So inevitability I'll be passed out in a pan of "something" before summer's end.  I'm hoping it are these. When I dreamed up this bar summer was on my mind.

Lake days, sunscreen, farmer's markets, popsicles, dinner on the grill, long walks, lazy nights and fun desserts.  Always, always dessert.

I love me a good s'more.  And sitting around the campfire {minus the smell on my clothes and hair later}.  The crunchy graham cracker, the melty chocolate and the ooey gooey marshmallow.  It really is the perfect combination.

My family loved these {but let's be honest, who wouldn't love any dessert when you have someone baking for them weekly, come on}.  

If you are a camper - these need to make the trip!  I am not a camper, not in the least, but I have a feeling that they would be a hit.

Campfire S'mores Bars


7-8 graham crackers
10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows
2 eggs
8 T. softened butter
1/2 c. milk
2 t. vanilla
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 t. salt
2/3 c. cocoa powder
2 c. flour

1.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish.
2.  Lay the graham crackers on the bottom of the pan in a single layer.
3.  In a small saucepan melt together the butter and cocoa powder until dissolved/combined. Remove from the heat and add in the vanilla.
4.  In a stand mixer combine the flour, sugars and salt.  Add the melted chocolate into the dry ingredients and start to combine.  Add in the eggs.  The batter will be thick.  Add in the milk to help loosen.
5.  Spread the batter over the graham crackers, spreading to make a smooth layer.
6.  Bake for 25 minutes.
7.  Layer on the marshmallows and place back in the oven for 3-4 minutes or until they just start to melt.
8.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
9.  To cut cleanly, use a long, sharp knife and run it under hot water before cutting each slice to prevent the brownie from sticking to the knife when cutting.


campfire s'mores bars (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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