Saturday, September 21, 2013

Snicker S'more Bars (aka S'nores)

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Last weekend I made s'mores for the first time this summer.    There are many things to love about townhouse living (no need to own a shovel or a lawn mower, for instance), but there is no way the HOA is going to let me dig a fire pit in the front lawn.  

I visited family in Door County, Wisconsin, and there, along the Bay every house and cottage has a fire pit.   Are there better ways to unwind after a long day of relaxing than drinking wine, watching the fire, and building world-class s'mores?   Unlikely.

The wine in question
 A few years ago when I was camping with friends, we created the S'nore by using mini Snicker bars as the chocolate.     And so these are really S'nore bars....with a mix of chocolate and chopped up fun size Snickers.   {side note:  Why are the tiny ones called fun size?  In reality, the king size bars should be re-labeled...they are the ones that are truly fun!}

Ahhh s'nores
What You Need

1/2 cup butter/margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 cup flour
9 graham cracker squares, crushed  (keep a 10th square to crumble on the very top)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chocolate chips
4 fun size Snicker bars, chopped
1 cup marshmallow fluff

What You Do

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line your 8x8 (or 9x9) pan with foil and lightly coat with spray.

Cream butter and sugar together.   Add the vanilla and the egg.   In a smaller bowl combine the flour, graham crumbs, and baking powder.   Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients until combined.

Press 2/3 of the crust mixture in the bottom of the pan.      Now it's time to spread the marshmallow fluff on top.   This is tricky because fluff does not want to wants to stick to everything.   However, you will persevere.   I know it.

Sprinkle the chocolate chips and snicker bars on top of the fluff.    Use the remaining crust and crumble it on top of the chocolate chips.   If you want, crumble an additional graham square (bigger pieces are fine) to sprinkle on top to get even more of a s'more feel.

Bake for 25 minutes and allow to cool before cutting    It's a tough wait because it's all melty and delicious.   Don't worry how big you cut the bars because they aren't going to last more than 24 hours.   It felt very civilized having s'mores in our Sunday School bonfire required.

Sunset over Green Bay

Recipe slightly adapted from Sally's Baking Addiction

Everyone loves a good bar.   Try one of these:

Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars
Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cup Bars
Toffee Cheesecake Bars
Salted Peanut Bars

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