Sunday, June 30, 2013

Smores Without A Campfire Recipe #1 - Smores Bars

     We decided to come up with some Smores recipes to do without a camp fire since it is way too dangerous to have camp fires right now. I have a couple assistants helping me with recipes this week so hopefully we will be able to share a bunch with you.
     The first recipe we are sharing is for Smores Bars. We found this recipe on You need:
4 cups Honey Graham Cereal
3 tablespoons butter
6 cups marshmallows
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
     The first step is to coat a 9x13 dish with cooking spray and set it aside for later.
Pan Preparation
     Next, measure out your cereal and place in a mixing bowl so it is ready for later.
Measuring Cereal
      It is very important to make sure your ingredients are good. My assistants were very good at quality control. We ended up using some marshmallows that were on the verge of being stale and we should not have used them. They didn't melt right and it kind of messed up our bars a little.

Quality Control
     In a saucepan, melt the butter over low heat and then add the marshmallows and corn syrup. Keep an eye on the saucepan so the marshmallows don't burn.
Making The Marshmallow Mixture
      While Assistant #1 is making the marshmallow mixture, have assistant #2 measure out the chocolate chips (or if you don't have assistants, measure the chocolate chips while the marshmallows are melting).
Preparing Chocolate Chips
      Once the marshmallows are melted and smooth, add the chocolate chops and stir until the chocolate is melted.

Adding Chocolate Chips
      Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture over the cereal. Stir everything together until the cereal is well coated. There wasn't a picture because I was in charge of this step. Press the mixture into the prepared pan. We sprinkled a few pieces of cereal on the top and pressed them in also.
Ignore the blob next to his elbow, that was a failed experiment.
      Cool completely and then cut into squares.

Smores Bars

   Since our marshmallows didn't melt the way they were supposed to, the mixture didn't get fully mixed together but they were still really good. We packed the bars between sheets of wax paper (same way I pack Rice Krispie Treats) on our fishing trip today and they worked great when we needed a sweet snack. They will be really good on a camping trip when we start craving Smores.
     If you have a Smores recipe that doesn't use a campfire, email it to and my assistants and I will try it out.

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