S’MORES BARS

S’MORES BARS (about 24)

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S’mores, short for “I want some more,” are the official Girl Scout follow up to a strenuous hike and a campfire hootenanny.  They traditionally are composed of two graham cracker squares enclosing a perfected toasted marshmallow, charred on the outside with a runny interior, and a square of melting Hershey’s chocolate.  The recipe that follows is a more sedate version of that childhood favorite.

 

2 cups graham cracker crumbs

1/3 cup sugar

¼ teaspoon salt

1 stick (½ cup) unsalted butter, melted

1 pound milk chocolate

4 cups mini-marshmallows


  1. In a bowl combine well the crumbs, sugar, salt and butter and, reserving 1 cup of the mixture, press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a flame-proof baking dish, 13 by 9 by 2 inches. Bake the crust in a preheated 350* oven for 12 minutes, or until it is golden, and let it cool in the dish on a rack.
  1. In a metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water melt the chocolate, stirring, pour it over the crust, spreading it evenly, and sprinkle it with the marshmallows, pressing them lightly, and the reserved breadcrumb mixture.
  1. Broil the dessert under a preheated broiler about 2 inches from the heat for 30 seconds, or until the marshmallows are golden, let it cool completely, and cut it into squares.

 

from The Best of Gourmet VI

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