Happy S’mores Day !

Did you know that Friday, August 10 is National S’mores Day?

I just learned about this!

We need to celebrate … don’t we?

Since I don’t have a campfire going right now … I made S’mores Bars in the oven 😉

Graham cracker crust + soft melty chocolate + toasted marshmallows … it all adds up to s’mores bars!

I got this recipe from my friend, Dinaz, who got it from Betty Crocker. Both of us made a few changes.

I added peanut butter to the chocolate because … it keeps the chocolate soft and keeps the hubby, my Peanut Butter Man, happy 🙂  If you don’t want peanut butter … just leave it out … it still tastes great.

This recipe goes together very quickly and easily.  Because of this … I have one word of advise … DO NOT TRY TO MAKE S’MORES BARS AND MULTI-TASK!!!  I will explain later.

This is what you will need …

  • Sugar Cookie mix
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Milk Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Peanut Butter
  • Mini Marshmallows

Combine the cookie mix and graham cracker crumbs …

Stir in melted butter …

Smoosh (that’s a technical term :)) or spread in pan and bake …

WARNING – DO NOT talk on the phone with your friend, Cathy, and forget to set the timer or to take a photo of the baked crust 🙂

While the crust is baking, add peanut butter to chocolate chips …

Microwave for about 1 minute and stir …

Spread chocolate mixture on baked crust that was baked a few minutes too long … because I was on the phone and forgot to set the timer … unless you like it crispy …

Sprinkle marshmallows over chocolate and put in the oven on broil …

MY FINAL WARNING – DO NOT TALK ON THE PHONE WITH YOU FRIEND WHILE TALKING TO THE HUBBY IN THE LIVING ROOM AND HAVE MARSHMALLOWS IN THE BROILER!  Multi tasking is not always a good thing …

I should have been watching the toasting a little more carefully … I wanted even toasting … on the other hand … maybe I made everyone happy … some of my guys like marshmallows that are REALLY toasty 😉

For the record … the hubby wants his bars cold … Son #2 wants no marshmallows … Son #3 thought they were too crispy … I need to stop multi tasking while baking 😉

Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

(adapted from Betty Crocker)

  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 4-1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  1. Heat oven to 375°F.  In large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs.  Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms.  Press into ungreased 10″ x 15″ (jelly roll) pan.
  2. Bake 13-18 minutes or until set.  The longer you bake the crust … the crispier it becomes and almost toffee like.
  3. Add chocolate chips and peanut butter to a microwave safe bowl.  Microwave for about 1 minute on high and stir.   Pour peanut butter/chocolate mixture over crust and spread evenly over crust.
  4. Set oven control to broil.  Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate.  Broil with top 5 to 6 inches from heat 20 to 30 seconds or until marshmallows are toasted.  (Watch closely; marshmallows will brown quickly.)  Cool 10 minutes, cut and serve or cool completely and store tightly covered.

I did place some room temperature bars in the microwave for 15 seconds.  That made the chocolate melty and the marshmallows puff up …

How do you like your S’mores ?

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16 thoughts on “Happy S’mores Day !

  1. Tey still look yummy… I would go with the slightly crisp marshmellow bar 🙂 too bad ourboven broke otherwise id attemt to make some 😦

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  2. The dark (burned?) stuff probably tasted the best. Marshmallows burned over a campfire always taste great. Yummy, good job, girl!

    Keep writing…

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  3. Oh, Yummy. Nice and gooey, just the way I like them. I know the grandchildren will enjoy these as well.
    Thank U 4 the recipe
    ColleenB.

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  4. I feel responsible for talking too much and taking your mind off of your cooking. It’s so unusual for me to talk that much! Ha Ha! So sorry. Cathy

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  5. I was lucky enough to have an incredible neighbor deliver one of these to me yesterday. I am eating centimeter (approx. 1/4 inch) slices at a time – totally delicious!!! If you want to make someone happy, make them some of these!

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