Creative LMent

I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM

Smore’s Bars

Smore's Bars - fresh from the oven!

To celebrate National Smore’s Day this week (August 10th), I decided to whip up a batch of these campfire inspired treats for coworkers and friends. I found the idea for these using Pinterest – which has recently become my “go-to” method for finding new and on-trend baking ideas.  “What is Pinterest” you ask? It is a fabulous website where you can view lots of ideas in a visual format (like Flickr), except when you see something you like, you just save the image to your very own “board”.  A board is like a digital photo collage – and you can create different “boards” for different topics, like wedding inspiration, DIY projects, or fashion ideas.  Even better – when you click on the images themselves they link you back to the original article.  I have boards for lots of different things which are near and dear to my heart including Disney inspired baking ideas, scooter culture and places I want to see.  Truly an amazing concept…one which I am shamelessly addicted to these days! lol

Anyhoo – I came across this decadent looking recipe from Taste of Home. While a bit messy to put together, it provided plenty of opportunity for spoon licking and hands on assembly – making it a fun and relaxing activity for any age.  Enjoy! ~LM

Laying it on thick.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 milk chocolate candy bars (I used 5 jumbo Aero bars for my  9×9″ baking pan and that gave me just enough)
  • 2.5 cups marshmallow creme (you can make your own or buy”Fluff” like I did)
  • Pam baking spray

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  • Press remaining mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Place candy bars over crust; spread with marshmallow creme (spray the back of a spoon with Pam and use that to move the marshmallow creme around). Crumble remaining graham cracker mixture over top.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
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One comment on “Smore’s Bars

  1. Courtney Larson
    August 8, 2011

    I make this recipe all the time – so very delicious!

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