July 22, 2010 in bars
I was a girl scout for, I don’t know, 2 weeks maybe. It was one of a string of things that I participated in for a short time and then quit. At my first girl scout meeting, we painted cups. I was only 6 or 7 but I remember thinking it was the dumbest thing I’d done in my short lifetime.
S’mores remind me of those plastic cups that we painted. Not because we had s’mores at the time but because I had expected s’mores. And tents. And other outdoorsy stuff that didn’t involve plastic cups. And for that reason, I don’t like s’mores.
However, you put anything in a granola bar and I guarantee I’ll like it. These granola bars are pretty much your everyday bars but they’ve got graham cracker crumbs mixed in with the oats and then they’re stuffed with semisweet chocolate and marshmallows. Oh yeah. They are just as good as they sound, maybe better. The best part is that the marshmallow around the edges bubbled out of the oats and got toasted and brown just like they would in a s’more.
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons maple syrup or dark corn syrup
- 2¼ cup old fashioned oats
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1¼ cups marshmallows
- In a medium-sized saucepan set over medium heat, melt and stir together the butter, sugar, and syrup, cooking until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in oats, flour, salt, and graham cracker crumbs.
- Press slightly more than half of the mixture into a lightly greased 9 x 9 inch pan. Let cool completely. Preheat the oven to 350F. Sprinkle the chocolate chips evenly over the top, then the marshmallows. Top with remaining crust mixture. Bake the bars for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let them rest for 20 minutes, then cut into squares or bars while still slightly warm.
from The King Arthur Flour Baker’s Companion