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If you want your kitchen to smoke…make s’mores bars in your oven! I mean, we actually end up with a smoking oven kinda frequently, leaving me with the job of fanning the smoke detector right outside our kitchen (who puts a smoke detector next to the kitchen?!?!?!). Tonight, though, it was expected since we were making s’mores in the oven! It’s super simple to make and tastes pretty darn good. Just mix melted butter (call me Paula), a sugar cookie mix, and crushed graham crackers (we used a pie crust) together and bake for about 20 minutes. then sprinkle milk chocolate chips on top until they start melting, then spread them. Then set the oven on broil and move your top rack up close to the heat. *Keep a close eye on your bars* while you toast the marshmallows. We left the door open and Will had to rotate the pan several times to get an even toast. Me? I just stood fanning the smoke detector when the time came.

You will need more milk than we had on hand. Trust me. These were so decadently delicious, but they are really rich. One at a time. Even smaller than you think. Our graham cracker crust didn’t turn out super crispy, but it was still good and did the trick. I saw a suggestion on the comments section of the recipe recommending using semi-sweet chocolate instead of milk chocolate. Will and I figure if we make these again, we’ll use dark chocolate because the milk is a bit sweet. The scary part? We only used a 12 oz. bag, not the full 18 oz. the recipe calls for! Still worked and I don’t feel like we missed out on anything without those other 6 oz.

If you want to see what kind of things I pin on Pinterest, you can check out my boards here (specifically the “Baking and Other Sweet Things,” “Things to Eat,” “Budget Bytes,” and “Cooking With Willis” boards): Megan’s Pinterest

Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’mores Bars (adapted from Betty Crocker; serves 12)
1 pouch Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix (1 lb 1.5 oz)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups milk chocolate chips (18 oz)
4 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together cookie mix and crumbs. Stir in melted butter until soft dough forms. Press into ungreased 13×9 inch pan. Bake 18-20 minutes or until set. Immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over crust. Let stand 3-5 minutes or until chocolate begins to melt. Spread chocolate evenly over crust.

Set oven to broil. Sprinkle marshmallows over melted chocolate. Broil with top 5-6 inches from heat, 20-30 seconds or until marshmallows are toasted (it happens very quickly). Cool 10 minutes. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 4 rows. Serve warm with milk. Store any leftovers in the fridge!

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