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Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

Oh dear! Did you think I forgot about you?! I’ve missed baking and cooking more than I can tell you all, but the wedding has consumed every free moment of my life! The Wedding Fairy and I had some quality bonding time the past couple weeks and there will be no more rebellion prior to the wedding. These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars are my last stand. Cross my heart. [Have I said that before?]

Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars are…no words seeping into my sugar-addled brain seem sufficient to describe these bars. I don’t really like marshmallows (I know, such people do exist!) but I could not stop eating these. Could. Not. Stop. They are Addicting.

All the Smores recipes must finally be getting to me because I started dreaming up these bars over a month ago and I couldn’t get them out of my head. I tried to resist. Tried to listen to the Wedding Fairy. All in vain.

Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

You need to try these. Need. I think making these is up there with brushing your teeth on the basic needs scale. The graham cracker crust is just perfection (Thank you Averie!!), the Hershey’s milk chocolate bar layer is just a magical surprise, the mounds of marshmallows sprinkled with Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips just makes you sigh in happiness, but what really sets these bars apart is the sweetened condensed milk that I drizzled on top. When it bakes in the oven it caramelizes on top of the marshmallows giving them that campfire feel.

Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

Do you see that caramelized goodness?!

If you have an unnatural obsession with mini marshmallows (you know who you are!), then you should feel free to dump more marshmallows onto that marshmallow layer. More is more!

I’m going to bring some of these to my next wedding dress fitting by means of explanation when my dress it too tight. One bite and I know the seamstress will understand, condone even, my giddy obsession.

Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars

 

Ooey Gooey Smores Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 16 square bars

Ooey Gooey Smores Bars

These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars are easy to pull together and are sure to be a crowd pleaser! They have all the taste of Smores without the campfire fuss!

Ingredients

    For Lindsey's Smores Bars
  • Averie’s Graham Cracker Crust
  • 2 1.55oz Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
  • 2-3 cups mini marshmallows
  • ½ cup Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips
  • ½ can sweetened condensed milk
  • For Averie's Crust
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (~10 sheets)
  • ¾ cups dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • pinch of salt, optional

Instructions

    For the Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter 8x8 dish. Averie suggests lining the dish with foil and then spraying it with cooking spray but I have this thing about being able to see my desserts bake. I know. Weird.
  2. Crush your graham crackers into crumbs. My preferred method is to throw them in a ziplock plastic bag and whack them with a rolling pin, can, or even your hand will do. It’s kind of therapeutic. As I was crumbling the graham crackers wondering, "Don't they sell graham cracker crumbs!?" Why yes, yes they do! I highly suggest you go that route.
  3. Melt butter in a medium bowl in the microwave. Dump the remaining crust ingredients in with the butter and mix. Press into prepared dish.
  4. To assemble the Smores Bars:
  5. Arrange your Hershey's bars in cute little rows.
  6. If you want to get a little crazy with the Hershey's and not leave as much space, you go on with your bad self! [Name that movie!] But I will warn you that these Smores Bars are SWEET!
  7. Then carefully place(cross out) dump your marshmallows on top. The quantities listed above are really more like guidelines. If you are a marshmallow person, pile 'em on!!!
  8. The sprinkle some milk chocolate chips on top. You know how some days a few chips aren't enough? Yeah, I was having one of those days. Why Ghirardelli chips and Hershey's bars? Because, as crazy as this might sound, my chocolate palate has matured over the years and Hershey's just doesn't float my boat as much anymore, but would they be Smores without Hershey's? I’ll field that one for you. No. No, they would not. Thus Hershey’s AND Ghriardelli it is.
  9. Pour the sweetened condensed milk overtop. No need to cover every nook and cranny. Honestly it's best if you don't. 1/2 can, really? Yes really. You know what I do? I spatula that remaining sweetened condensed milk into a small ziptop plastic baggie and then throw it in the freezer. Just make sure you label it because have you seen sweetened condensed milk in a baggie? It's gross looking. Someone will throw it out.
  10. Anyways put those Smores Bars in the preheated oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until the top is a perfect golden brown. Cook longer if you like your smores burnt. Here’s to that!
  11. Let cool 10 minutes and then pull the marshmallows away from the sides of the dish with a metal spatula or knife. Let cool completely before cutting, or you will have one big messy (delicious) pile and not perfectly formed bars.
https://www.cheflindseyfarr.com/2013/09/ooey-gooey-smores-bars/

Averie’s Graham Cracker Crust from AverieCooks

Ooey, Gooey Smores BarsThese Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars were one of the fastest desserts that I have ever made. Crushing the graham crackers was the most laborious step. I was done pulling it together before my oven was done preheating. (I don’t know what that says about my oven but whatever.) And you know what’s even better than that? It’s so easy a child could do it. In fact, it’s the perfect dessert for a little fun in the kitchen with the little ones! Not that I have any…

23 Comments

  • Miss Kim @ behgopa
    September 21, 2013 at 4:11 am

    These look truly addicting. I love ooey gooey. I kind of have a sweet tooth today. These look tempting.

    lol hang in there! Not much longer, right? The wedding fairy will be so proud of you in the end.

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      September 21, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Oh they are! I had to get them out of the house stat! You should totally make these. 3 weeks! Yikes! Fortunately only I noticed that my dress was a leeetle bit tighter in my fitting this week.

      Reply
  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs
    September 21, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Need. These. In. My. Life.
    These have to be one of the tastiest, most-delicious looking bars I’ve ever seen… gosh, I’d be able to eat them all by myself, they look scrumptious :-*

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      September 21, 2013 at 10:02 pm

      Lol! These are certainly amazing! They are on that level where it is actually difficult to describe just how phenomenal they taste!

      Reply
  • Julia | JuliasAlbum.com
    September 23, 2013 at 1:01 am

    Gorgeous dessert bars! Just had to pin them!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      September 23, 2013 at 10:44 am

      Thanks! They will knock your socks off!

      Reply
  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)
    September 25, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    omg these look incredible!!!! The bf isn’t into marshmallows either but I AAAAAMMMMM! MMMMMMM

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      September 25, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      LOL! They are ridiculously amazing and my apathy towards marshmallows didnt keep me from eating half the pan! You are going to love, love, love these!

      Reply
  • Michelle
    September 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Just made these last night, and I have to say, you are a GENIUS!!! I’ve been craving s’mores for weeks when I came across your recipe. It will definitely be my go to recipe when I need a fix of marshmallows!!! I died and went to heaven! Thank you so much. You’ve created a S’mores bar monster! LOL!!!

    Reply
    • AmericanCooking22
      September 25, 2013 at 10:45 pm

      Thank you! I am so happy that you made them! It’s really hard to describe just how amazing and addicting they are – you really just have to try them to understand! I have been trying really, really hard not to make another batch…

      Reply
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  • Irene Holmes
    October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I made these for my New Yorker class and they were a huge hit…Very delicious

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    • AmericanCooking22
      October 10, 2013 at 5:57 pm

      I’m so glad! You are making want to make a batch right now!

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  • Jessica
    September 13, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Did not turn out 🙁 Very disappointed because they looked so good but they were just one giant oozy mess.

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      September 13, 2014 at 11:27 pm

      I’m sorry they didn’t work for you, Jessica.

      Reply
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