Thursday, February 24, 2011

S'mores Bars~St.Patty's Style



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What's a girl to do when you want something sweet in a hurry?!!!
 Resort to no bake, with chocolate, and marshmallows.
 Yes, I said it no bake!

A travesty I know!


I usually stray away from no bake, but desperate times, call for desperate measures and this did not fail me...

I have a new cookbook and found this tempting picture of what they call "chocolate marshmallow fingers" looking back at me and I kept reading the ingredients and all I could think about was s'mores.

It only involves a few ingredients and some heating on the stovetop,

 So it was on!

I am in the mood already for St. Patty's day (in case you can't tell!)

S’mores Bars
adapted from 1001 cupcakes, cookies, & other tempting treats
makes ~ 16 bars


Ingredients

1 ½ packs of graham crackers*, crushed in small pieces (not crumbs)
1 C. chocolate chips (plus more for below)
1 C. butter
2 T. sugar
2 T. cocoa
2 T. honey
1 C. mini marshmallows
heaping ½ C. chocolate chips


*note 1 ½ packs is referring to 14 oz box of graham crackers has three individually sealed packs of graham crackers so use 1 ½ of those packs
Directions

Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil and grease with butter.


Place graham crackers in a large ziploc bag and crush into small pieces, using hands or rolling pin.


Heat on low, 1 C. chocolate chips, butter, sugar, cocoa, and honey in a saucepan until melted, stirring until all incorporated.


Remove from heat and let cool slightly.


Stir crushed crackers into chocolate mix until well mixed and crackers are covered well in chocolate.


Add marshmallows and mix until covered in chocolate, then stir in remaining ½ c. of chocolate chips.


Spoon mixture into 8 x 8 lined and greased pan and lightly smooth top with spatula.


Chill in refrigerator for 2-3 hours or until set.


Cut into bars before serving.
I added green marshmallows and some green sprinkles to spruce it up for St. Patty's day coming up!


So this is very versatile in that you could decorate for different holidays,

The best part is that it really does taste like a s'mores so now you can enjoy this sweet treat all year long!!

Even better is that you can whip it up in 15 minutes then let it sit and just pull out it out to serve or to take to a party or have ready for the kids!

Hope you get to make your own St.Patty's Day style S'mores!!

I am sharing this recipe over at:
Happy S'mores!

Lynn

   

46 comments:

  1. Okay this is adorable AND yummy!! ;) - Katrina

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  2. OH....YUM!

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    http://reasonstoskipthehousework.blogspot.com
    skipthehousework@hotmail.com

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  3. Holly: Hope you get to make real soon! They are delish! Enjoy and thanks for stopping by today!!! Come back soon for new flavors!

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  4. SO cute with the green marshmallows and sprinkles...my son's high school is the "Irish," so I may have to whip these up for him and his buddies next month!

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  5. These look really, really good. I am printing these off for St. Paddy's day! Love the green addition.
    Donna

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  6. This sounds heavenly! Yum!

    I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday! http://alli-n-son.com/2011/02/24/cream-cheese-brownies/

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  7. Lizzy: How fitting! Are we talking "Irish" Notre Dame!?! Even if not these are made to be very "Irish". Hope they enjoy them as much as we do!

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  8. Happier Than a Pig in the mud: This is difinetly office food but they will either love you or hate you, depending on if there are any dieters!

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  9. Mmm! Those look great! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Also, I have a great Dove chocolate giveaway going on right now and would love if stopped by and entered: http://eyespydiy.blogspot.com/2011/02/dove-chocolate-discoveries-giveaway.html

    ~Katie @ Eye Spy DIY

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  10. Genius! And so appealing to the eye too. I love it, thanks for linking up to our Friday Flair!

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  11. What a cute idea adding the green marshmallows! This totally reminds me of indoor s'mores so I know I will love it...and I might even share them with my family! :-)
    Thanks for linking this up to Inspiration Friday~
    Vanessa

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  12. Great idea! I'm definitely making this with my daughter!

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  13. OH wow! Those look AMAZING!! Yum, glad to find you on The Girl Creative's new blog hop! I am so excited to find a hop that isn't meaningless but helps us really get to know each other ya know? Ya!! Newest follower:)

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  14. OMGosh, I ♥ those cute, cute s'mores bars Ÿ They look soooo delish! Thanks for the inst.

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  15. Hi there! I found you over at The Girl Creative and I love your blog. I'll be following! I am always looking for new recipes to try. Cooking isn't my special talent so I need all the help I can get! The smores bars look so yummy!

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  16. These look delicious! I love the green marshmallows. What a festive idea for St. Patrick's Day. Coming by from Sweet Tooth Fridays, by the way. Because I reeeally need more sugar in my life ;) Fun post, and fun to have found you.

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  17. These look fantastic! Love the added green! Bring on St. Patrick's Day:)

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  18. These look delicious! I will have to make them for my kids:)
    www.dashing-home.blogspot.com

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  19. love this!! and I love that you made them for St. Patty's Day!

    Thanks for linking up!! I featured your post on my wrap up post! http://tidymom.net/2011/spring-decor-ideas/

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  20. Those bars look so cool! What a delicious way to get green. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your bars up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-6.html

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  21. St Pattys is my dads Bday I am so going to try these for his party. Thanks!

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  22. CUTE!! I like how you themed these for St. Patrick's Day!

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  23. These sound great, always love chocolate and graham.

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  24. Wow! No bake? I think these sound delish!

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  25. Very great for St. Patrick's Day!

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  26. Oh these look too good! I love the green for St. Patty's!

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  27. These sound awesome and no bake...even better! Too cute for St. Patrick's Day!

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  28. OH MY! I can wait to try these!

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  29. These look so yummy, thanks for sharing!!

    ladybirdln.blogspot.com

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  30. Can NOT wait to make these! Just my kind of treat and I love the addition of the green mallows and sprinkles. :) Did you use semi-sweet or milk choclate chips?

    -http://adeliciousdiscovery.blogspot.com

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  31. Cami: Sorry, I used milk chocolate chip. The only kind I keep in the house :0)

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  32. these are cute! so pretty and fun :)
    -meg
    @ http://www.clutzycooking.blogspot.com

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  33. Hi again...I'm hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March--the theme is Cookies. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn' have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!

    Amy
    http://utry.it/2011/03/culinary-smackdown-battlecookies.html

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  34. Yum! These look amazing and sound delicious. Thanks for posting them.

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  35. No bake? These look so good! Very Irish with all the green too :)

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  36. these look tasty and fun! must try!

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  37. These look oh so yummy! Visiting from tatertots & jello

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  38. This looks amazing! One question: Did it turn our harder or chewier?

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  39. That One Girl: It turned out very chewy!!! It had a lovely texture but very rich & delish I must say!!!

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  40. These look AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Saw them on Whipperberry =)

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  41. Thanks to everyone who has been sharing my love for these S'mores!!! Hope you all get to make them and share with special people!!! ;0)

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