Friday, April 22, 2011

S'mores Eggs

Oh dear. Easter is just about here. I have so many more grand ideas.... and I'm running out of time...and I'm doing absolutely nothing about it. I have stacks of baked cookies. I have designs drawn. I even have the right color of icing just waiting. But they probably won't ever happen. I'm not usually the kind of person to abandon a project after starting it. I mean, I have definitely spent more than my share of nights staying up until 3 or later because I HAD to finish something.

But, something is preventing me from making those cookies. And I'm just going to have to take care of it before I can do anything else.

These must be made. And they must be eaten. If you have the ingredients...don't even hesitate. Just make them now before they ruin your productivity. (As an added bonus... you don't even have to put down your Easter egg cookie cutter!)


S'MORES BARS

Honestly, I adapted this recipe from one I saw on the internet somewhere a long time ago before I cared about where I got recipes from. I'm pretty sure the original was a Kraft recipe though.

1 c (2 sticks) butter
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 c flour
1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs
1 bag chocolate chips
10 oz bag mini marshmallows

Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add baking powder and salt and stir. Stir in flour 1 cup at a time. Gently stir in graham cracker crumbs. Spread 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of a lightly greased 9X13" dish. Sprinkle the marshmallows on top. Eat some chocolate chips and then sprinkle the rest on the marshmallows. (You really only need 8 ounces of chocolate, but they don't sell 8 ounce bags of chocolate chips.)

(Let's ignore the weird chocolate I'm using here, okay?)
 Drop the remaining mixture on top of the marshmallows and chocolate spoonfuls at a time. It won't quite cover the top, but try to space the drops evenly. Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. If you want, you can broil it for 2 minutes to brown up the marshmallows. Or you can just take it out at the 20 minutes and eat until you are sick. It's your choice.

Let it cool for at least an hour before slicing it, or cutting out shapes with a cutter. I find it helpful to rinse the cutter in water between cut-outs.


Seriously, I'm putting these in cute little bags and depositing them straight into my children's Easter baskets. And then eating all of the "scraps" so they don't see them and ruin the surprise. (Because that's the job of a mother. You've got to look out for your kids.) 

May your Easter be full of sugar and happiness and mashed potatoes. (Man, I love mashed potatoes. Do people exist in this world that don't like mashed potatoes? Feel free to give me your mashed potatoes if you don't want them. And any Cadbury eggs you don't want. And...Happy Easter anyway!)

8 comments:

Glora said...

Yummy, yet another recipe I need to try. Hugs- Glora

Stephanie Perry said...

My son... he doesn't like mashed potatoes. If I hadn't happen to have given birth to him I would wonder if he was really mine. Of course he doesn't like much of anything these days. Joys of being Mom of a toddler. He WOULD like those cookies though, I'll have to make him some!

Anonymous said...

You're killing me here...........another to add to my "Death by Chocolate" file!!! :o) blessings, Donna B.

Rita said...

Yeah... I'll admit it...I don't like mashed potatoes. They make me gag, much to my mashed potato loving husband's dismay. However, if you top said mashed potatoes with melty cheese, and mix through some tasty mixed herbs, then you'll get me to eat them quite happily.

Meghan said...

I just found your blog and I am definitely going to have to try these!! They look so good! I have a little blog I would love for you to check out. cupcakeswithsprinkles.blogspot.com

Donna said...

oooooooooo...talk about PURE joy! I loveeee smores and love anyway to have them that DOESn'T require a camp stove;) hahahaha..great job!

stam[azoid] said...

delicious! i made this recipe last night, but for some reason it rose more like a cake or brownies than the "bars" shown in your photos! i triple checked the ingredients, i didn't put in too much baking powder or anything! bizarre, but delicious!

cookies and cups said...

This is ridic! I love love love.
Thanks for linking up!

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