S’more Bars

Growing up in the chilly North East of England means I was never introduced to the wonders that are S’mores.  Where American pre-teens were toasting marshmallows in the evening breeze I was licking a 99 on a drizzly pier somewhere in Whitley Bay.  As I grew I started to notice the sticky treats on TV, I yearned to try them but never really got around to it. That had to be rectified with these S’more Bars. Sticky, sweet and oh so addictive.

S'more Bars

Last year I was gifted a chimnea for my garden, my first thought was “S’MORES!” closely followed by “finally, I can drink beers in the garden without freezing my arse off”.  We grabbed a six pack of Blue Moon and all the fixings for a s’mores party and fired up the chiminea.  I was underwhelmed, the digestives were too fat, the chocolate didn’t melt and the marshmallow was just too damn small.  I guess it’s just not in my blood.  That’ll teach me for not hitting up the ludicrously expensive American isle in my local Tesco.

S'more Bars

I gave up on s’mores, with my first experience tainted with sticky disappointment I cast them from my mind and focused on cupcakes and cookies instead.  That was until I came across this recipe nestled within my new American themed cookbook.  I simply had to give them another shot, and boy was I glad I did.  I tweaked the recipe to give me two large trays so I could share them with the customers of Pet Lamb, the recipe I have included below will give you enough for one tray of bars.

S'more Bars

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S'more Bars

S’more Bars


  • Author: iheartkatiecakes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes, not including chilling
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Baking
  • Cuisine: Brownies

Ingredients

  • 125g melted butter
  • 200g soft brown sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 150g digestive biscuits, crushed to ‘breadcrumbs’
  • 75g plain flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 300g mini marshmallows, white
  • 350g plain chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1tsp sea salt flakes

Instructions

  1. Grease and line a 9″ by 13″ brownie tray, or use a disposable one.  Preheat the oven to 180C.
  2. Whisk the butter and sugar together until creamy, add the eggs one at a time until everything is incorporated.  Add the flour, baking powder, crushed biscuits and cinnamon, stir to combine.  Pour the batter into your prepared tray and bake for 30 minutes.
  3. To make the ganache melt the chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl does not touch the water below.  Once melted whisk in the cream to make a thick ganache.  Pour over the cooled biscuit base and sprinkle with the sea salt flakes.
  4. Tumble the marshmallows over the ganache liberally, you want the whole thing to be covered in snowy mallows.  Place the tray into a preheated grill for a few minutes, do not take your eyes off your bars as they will burn quickly.  Once the marshmallows have turned golden remove from the grill and allow to cool for 30 minutes.  Chill the bars for 1-2 hours before cutting.

12 Comments

  1. Librarian Lavender
    May 9, 2014 / 9:32 am

    They are looking absolutely fantastic! I can imagine you're very happy you gave it another try!

  2. FoodNerd
    May 9, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I'm oddly obsessed with s'mores too. I think as a kid in the UK and growing up with American tv shows, they seem as this mystical food source. On my blog I've tried different s'more recipes, cookies and croissants and there is nothing better than that combination! Must give these a go!FoodNerd xwww.foodnerd4life.com

  3. Anonymous
    May 9, 2014 / 5:33 pm

    These look amazing Katie! I'll have to give this recipe a go. As a fellow Geordie, I've never had a smore. Loved the giant chocolate peanut butter bar thing that I picked up from Pet Lamb last Saturday 🙂 The photos I took came out so well, it's just so pretty in there! Shivani x

  4. PWhiley94
    May 9, 2014 / 7:09 pm

    I have never tried Smores style cakes being from the UK too but these look so good!P.xx GreyWalls

  5. Little Red Loves
    May 10, 2014 / 4:15 pm

    WOW, these look amazing! Wll definitely be trying these on my blog. Hungry now!Litte Red x

  6. rosie xo
    May 11, 2014 / 9:34 pm

    Oooft they look good!

  7. Miranda Hardacre
    May 12, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    These look absolutely incredible! I'm definitely going to give these a go x

  8. Tracey
    May 23, 2014 / 7:05 am

    I´ve never tried S´mores but these bars look so tempting, I´m going to have to give them a try. They look like you´d want S´more! Ha,had! Bad joke alert!

  9. Chichi Dodoo
    June 4, 2014 / 8:51 am

    I love smores and these look absolutely delicious

  10. Aisybee
    June 15, 2014 / 7:34 am

    Wow these look amazing :)Aislinn, cakesnchaos.weebly.com

  11. Emma | Fork and Good
    July 25, 2014 / 11:05 am

    LOVE your site! Just spent about 4 years scrolling through :)These are just about everything I could want in a cheeky snack. Love that milk bottle!

  12. Rosie
    February 7, 2015 / 10:28 am

    Why have I not seen this recipe sooner? It looks incredible! Definitely going to the top of my baking list.

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