For those of you who may not be from Texas, cold weather is extremely fleeting in these parts so if you blink, you might miss it. I guess I should be clear that “these parts” are in Southeast Texas right on the upper Texas coast. Since Texas is a “whole other country”, some parts of it do actually have cold weather, we basically have 2 weeks, maybe.
One of the things I find myself enjoying more is cooking and baking on cooler days. Every afternoon my kids come in famished from the school day–it’s no wonder, they eat lunch at 10:30 most days! It is also a time when not only do I have my own kiddos to feed, many times they come home with an entourage of friends who also are stalking the fridge and pantry for any morsel to sustain them until dinner.
If you want to make your kids smile and be the coolest mom on the block, try this easy recipe that I share with you today. S’mores Bars! This treat never goes out of style and this version does not require coat hanger skewers and a fire pit. Enjoy!
I keep chocolate bars, marshmallow cream, and graham crackers on hand just so I can whip up a batch for an after-school treat. Once you try S’mores Bars, you will do the same.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1-1/3 cups flour
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 5 Hershey bars
- 1 jar marshmallow cream
- Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Combine flour, cracker crumbs, baking soda, and salt then mix in with the creamed mixture.
- Set aside 1/2 cup for the topping.
- Press the remaining mixture into a 9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
- Place candy bars over the crust.
- Spread marshmallow cream over candy bars.
- Crumble remaining graham cracker topping over marshmallow cream.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
- Cool and cut into bars.