This recipe is from an old issue of Family Circle. I pretty much followed it as written, but threw in some extra marshmallows with the crème, used broken up Hershey Bars instead of the kisses and underbaked the center by about 5 minutes.
Gooey S'mores Bars
Gooey S'mores Bars
- 2 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs from 14 whole grahams
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons butter -- 3/4 stick melted
- 6 ounces bittersweet or dark chocolate chopped
- 3/4 cup butter -- 1 1/2 sticks
- 3 eggs
- 1 1/4 cups sugar
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 1 jar marshmallow cream about 1 1/2 cups -- (7.5 ounces)
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 cup mini chocolate kisses
- 3 whole graham cracker boards -- broken up
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare crust. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, salt and melted butter in a small bowl. Stir until moistened, then transfer the crumb mixture to the lined baking pan and press evenly over the bottom of the pan. Put in the refrigerator to set.
- Prepare brownie layer: Combine the bittersweet chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe glass bowl and heat on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth.
- With a hand-held electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat together the eggs and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Reduce the speed to medium and gradually add the melted chocolate mixture to the egg mixture; beat until the mixture is smooth, scraping down the side of the bowl occasionally.
- Stir the flour and salt into the egg mixture. Then stir in the vanilla until smooth. Scrape the brownie mixture into the crust-lined baking pan; smooth the top level with a rubber spatula.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until the top is smooth and the center is set when gently pressed with fingertip.
- Topping: While the brownie layer is baking, whisk together the marshmallow cream and the milk in a small bowl until the mixture is well blended and smooth.
- Pour the marshmallow topping mixture over the brownie layer in the pan. Spread or tilt the pan to level the topping and cover the brownie layer completely.
- Sprinkle the mini chocolate kisses evenly over the marshmallow topping. Then scatter the crumbled graham crackers all over the top.
- Bake in 350° oven for 3 minutes or until the chocolate kisses are glossy and the marshmallow topping is set. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
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Is this the famous Anna?? I am going to make these today I hope I do you proud
being a hard-core minimalist, i’m the wrong one to ask. i like the starkness. but i suppose i can fathom a few crumbs scattered around. sigh. 🙂
I didn’t try the chocolate grahams yet. I have some “chocolate spread” (a.k.a. 5 pounds) I’m trying to get rid of first. Guess I should stop buying chocolate for a while…sigh…
Gigi, did you try the chocolate grahams?
T, do you think I need some crumbs up top? It looks a little white up there.
p.s. glass of milk: awesome! witty! bravo!
oh yeah, baby
Hey Anna! Love the new look!!
I just bought some Milk Chocolate/Graham Cracker Wonka Bars at the store today (couldn’t resist – they were 5/$1). I wonder how they would taste in this…guess I’ll just have to make them to find out. It’s a tough life, isn’t it?
Amy, I am loving that shopping center.
Claire, thanks for the comment about the peanut butter crust. It sounds great! The graham cracker crust was a bit crumbly. I think I’ll try the S’Mores with a different crust. Maybe peanut butter. Or I might just try Maida Heatter’s brown sugar crust and then throw in some graham crackers.
These made me remember a S’more Bar recipe I have. It also uses the marshmallow cream but instead of the typical graham cracker crust, it uses a peanut butter cookie crust. On top of this you spread the cream, chocolate chips, and peanuts. It makes a gooey, delicious bar. Always popular at parties.
That shopping center near you is soooo nice! I wish I lived in your neighborhood.