Originally I wasn’t planning on blogging about these bars, but since I made them last night and they are now all gone I changed my mind. Morgan ate 2 for breakfast and 2 after lunch! =) I usually have s’mores when I’m camping, and these bars have all the same flavors as your traditional campfire s’mores…without the campfire. I’m getting tired of all this rain. Thank goodness only 11 days until SPRING and hopefully better running weather! I added a couple pictures of some eggs that I took while messing with my lights some more today. Our chickens are now laying about a dozen eggs per day, so we’ve got about 17 dozen eggs now!!!! I’ve had eggs for breakfast, egg sandwich for lunch, and looks like I’ll be making angel food cake soon. =)
S’mores Brownie Bars
For the crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons unsalted butter; melted
2 tablespoons sugar
For the brownie layer:
8 tablespoons unsalted butter
4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
For the topping:
20 large marshmallows; cut in half (or mini marshmallows)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with foil and spray lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Combine the graham cracker crumbs, 3 tablespoons of melted butter in a bowl and mix until the crumbs are moistened. Press the crumbs evenly into the bottom of the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 7 minutes. Allow crust to cool on wire rack.
3. Turn the oven temperature up to 400 degrees and prepare the brownie layer.
4. In top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water, or on low power in a microwave, melt butter and chocolate together. Stir often, and remove from heat when a few lumps remain. Stir until smooth.
5. Stir in sugar, vanilla and salt. Stir in eggs one at a time, followed by flour. Stir until very smooth, about 1 minute, until mixture pulls away from sides of bowl. Scrape batter into prepared pan and bake for 20-22 minutes or until center is almost set (center will still be fudgy).
6. Move your oven rack about 6 inches from your broiler and preheat your broiler.
7. Layer marshmallows (sticky side down) across the top and toast under the broiler until golden, (watch this like you have never watched anything before…it can burn QUICK), about 2 minutes. Cool and cut into 16 (two inch) squares. I find it best to grease my knife.