The impending summer makes me think of camp, which makes me think of plaintive letters home, moody counselors, and delicious s'mores. Since right now I am sans grill and have a shitty gas stove, I cannot roast marshmallows over on open flame and therefore am unable to make traditional s'mores. But I was able to put together some Double-Thick Campfire Bars, which offer all the chocolate-graham gooeyness of s'mores and pose little fire hazard.
The recipe below is a modified version of your standard s'mores bar recipe.
Double-Thick Campfire Bars
- 1 10 1/2 oz bag of mini marshmallows
- 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 5 T butter
- 1/3 c. light corn syrup
- 1 t vanilla
- 7 c. Golden Grahams cereal
Set aside one cup of marshmallows. Melt remaining marshmallows with butter, corn syrup, and chocolate chips in a three-quart pan over low heat. Stir often.
When mixture is fully melted, remove pan from heat. Stir in vanilla.
Pour cereal into a large bowl and pour marshmallow mixture over the cereal. Pack into 8 x 8 pan using a greased spatula and, if necessary, the palm of your hand. Sprinkle remaining marshmallows on top.
Cool until firm and store at room temperature.
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The bars are dense blocks of chocolate, marshmallows and sweetened graham chunks. I recommend cutting yourself a piece roughly the size of a Rubik's Cube, a serving I reckon is equivalent to three s'mores.
Note: If the "double-thick" aspect of this recipe intimidates you, feel free to use a 9 x 13 pan. Feel free, also, to wear a name-tag that reads "wuss."