OH MY HEAVENS!!!! I wanted to try something different tonight. Don't you ever get sick of the same ole' cookies? I love s'mores anytime of the year, but it seems it's in the colder months that the fire-roasted marshmallows sound more tempting to me. So after much thought, I decided to try something that would say "S'mores" without starting the fire!
I will tell you that these are very rich! A 9x13 pan should make 3 dz bars. They would be absolutely wonderful served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for dessert! These would be an amazing treat for a kid's party. This is a very kid -friendly recipe. My kids enjoyed crushing the graham crackers in a gallon-size ziploc bag with a rolling pin. They also like to measure out all the dry ingredients to add to the creamed ingredients.
1 c butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 2/3 cup flour
1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips
7 oz jar marshmallow creme
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat well. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Set aside 1 cup for topping.
Press remaining mixture into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Place chocolate chips over crust; spread with marshmallow creme. (this is hard to spread so I microwaved it for 30 seconds but it will grow so be careful not to make a big mess in your microwave. Don't worry if it isn't perfectly spread because it will heat up and kindof level out when it's cooking) Crumble remaining graham cracker mixture over top.
Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars and store in an airtight container. YIELDS: 3 dz small bars