Saturday, December 18, 2010

1 Simple Smores Bars

I love Saturday mornings, don't you? It was so cold this morning and we slept in and cuddled with the puppies!!! Gus some how always ends up sprawled out on half of the bed, while everyone else is squished. . . what a stinker! :-) Nate ran the "children" over to a play date at Granny and Grandpa's and picked up some Starbucks. . . so, I am wrapped up in a throw, Starbucks in hand, and am ready to bake the day away (with a coffee break this afternoon with a sweet friend)! I have lots of baskets to work on today and am so excited about the finished products!
 (this morning was the perfect time to wear the slippers Emily gave me! Thanks, sister! i love them!)

(don't forget about the DBA Cookbook giveaway! Only 7 more days!)

I went to a lovely recipe exchange on Thursday night and I was so caught up in talking to a new friend (for 2 1/2 hours) I forgot to take ANY pictures. . .but imagine, silver platters galore, a gorgeous home decorated exquisitely for Christmas, amazing appetizers, wassail, and wonderful friends! It was a great party and I SO look forward to next years!

I brought fudge and Simple Smores Bars! I had such good intentions to make the recipe in a mason jar and give it to Erin and Abbi when they came over on Wednesday and then to Heidi for hosting us on Thursday BUT you have to have quart sized mason jars and i just had pint sized ones and smaller. . . so, I'll have to do this another time!
Picture and recipe by Paula Deen

The first time I made this I went in the order of the ingredients listed on the recipe(not as if I was pouring the ingredients from the mason jar) and ended up with a gooey mess. So, I took it to school and decided I would just make something else for the recipe exchange. . . but after multiple friends raved about it. . . I decided to try again. THIS time I made it in the "direction" as if I were pouring it from a mason jar and it turned out beautiful! :-) 
(if putting in a mason jar go in this order. . . but if making from scratch, layer from the bottom up, butter, sugar, chocolate, marshmallows, teddy grahams.)
1 ½ cups teddy bear shaped graham cracker cookies
1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup brown sugar
1 (quart) mason jar
Layer all ingredients in the mason jar and attach an instruction label that reads: “Preheat oven to 350ยบ F. Prepare a 9” square baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Pour contents of the jar along with ½ cup melted butter into the prepared baking dish and press firmly. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Cut into bars.”
Paula Deen
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1 comment:

  1. did you know that today is national s'mores day so these bars are perfect to make today!


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