We are home! We had a wonderful time and I can't wait to tell you about it! This week I'll be posting about our trip and pictures of what we saw, but first I need to sort through all of our pictures, work on the laundry that is exploding out of our laundry room, and get some food back in our fridge. So here is a recipe that I tried right before we left. One of the things on my summer bucket list (which is still only on paper and not yet in blog form) is to make s'mores inspired desserts. This was the first one that I've tried and because it was so good I can't wait to make more s'mores desserts!
S'mores Cookie Bars
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 king-sized Hershey's milk chocolate bars
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff
In large bowl, cream together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at low speed until combined.
Divide dough in half. Press one half into the bottom of a greased 8x8 baking dish. Place chocolate bars over dough. Two king-sized Hershey bars should fit perfectly side by side. Spread the marshmallow creme over the chocolate bars. Place remaining dough in a single layer over the marshmallow creme (I flattened the dough into small shingles and laid them next to each other until the marshmallow creme layer was covered).
Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 cookie bars.
source: recipe from lovin' from the oven