Things to Make - S'more Bars



Lately we've spent a lot of our time after school cooking. F's often tired and fussy after a full day of kindergarten and cooking seems to provide a good "just got home" activity for her. We checked out Williams-Sonoma Kids Baking, the best kids' cookbook we've tried to date. I've almost committed the oatmeal cookie recipe to memory. One of our other favorites is s'more bars; the recipe contains lots of steps, so all three kids have something to do. And the final product is quite yummy, if I do say so myself.

What are you making? How do you deal with the "witching hours" of January? Any good suggestions?

S'more Bars

You'll need:
4 tablespoons butter
6 whole graham crackers
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 and 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pinch salt
1 cup miniature marshmallows

1. Line an 8 inch square baking pan with aluminum foil. Grease the foil with butter.

2. Melt the 4 tablespoons of butter in a small saucepan on medium-low heat. Let cool for 5 minutes.

3. Put the graham crackers into zippered plastic bags and crush into tiny pieces(we used our rolling pins - wow. we finally have rolling pins - but you could be creative with this step). Mix the crumbs with the melted butter.

4. Press the crumb/butter combo into a crust by placing your hands in plastic baggies and using your baggie-hands to coat the bottom of the pan.

5. Make the chocolate filling by heating the condensed milk and chocolate chips in a saucepan over medium-low heat until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla and salt.

6. Pour the chocolate filling over the graham cracker crust and spread evenly with a wooden spoon.

7. Scatter the marshmallows over the chocolate filling.

8. Cover and refrigerate for about 4 hours.

9. Eat.



As always, the kids can't wait to lick the bowl after we finish. Usually F and P fight like crazy for the bowl, not sure how T won this round.

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