Servings: 12 serving(s)
Prep time: 15 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
The last bag of marshmallow that I bought was the size of my pillow.
I was more than a little self-conscious as I went through the grocery store check-out with a bag that large but I sure felt like a hero when I walked in the door at home and practically had my kids cheering my arrival.
We’re down to half a bag of marshmallows.
This past holiday weekend was a s’mores fest up at our cottage. Three clear evenings and our first campfires of the season.
My kids have perfected marshmallow toasting for s’mores but this year I threw something new into our weekend mix: indoor s’mores bars, chocolaty marshmallow graham squares that require neither fire nor oven.
This recipe celebrates what my kids love most about s’mores – the marshmallows and graham crackers. There is just enough chocolate to bind the marshmallows and graham crackers and a touch of molasses intensifies the chocolate flavour.
This recipe doubles well.
Indoor S’mores Bar Recipe
Makes 12 bars
Adapted from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
1 ½ cups chocolate chips
1/3 cup boiling water
2 Tbsp. butter, very soft
1/2 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
2 ¼ cups chopped graham crackers (save the crumbs)
2 ¼ cups marshmallows (mini marshmallows or regular marshmallows quartered)
Line an 8” baking dish or pan with parchment paper.
Pour the chocolate chips into a medium bowl and pour over the boiling water. Set aside for 5 minutes to let the chocolate melt.
In a large bowl toss the graham crackers and marshmallows
Stir the chocolate chip mixture until smooth then add the butter. Stir until melted and then stir in the molasses.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the marshmallows and graham crackers and stir with a rubber spatula, scraping the chocolate from the sides and bottom of the bowl to incorporate.
Scrape into prepared pan, pressing down gently to compact the bars (taking care not to crush the graham crackers).
Sprinkle over the crumbs left from cutting the graham crackers and refrigerate for at least two hours before cutting.
Store in the fridge.
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