Birthdays, Football & S’mores

Three of my favorite things.

Have been busy lately.

(Insert large sigh here)

Spent last week celebrating my birthday. It fell on Labor Day this year and it is always fun to have your birthday fall on a national holiday. Took the kids to Caesar’s Palace and felt like such a dirty mom herding them through the casino to get to the shopping & restaurant area.

Hey Vegas peeps, did you know F.A.O. Schwartz is gone?

WTH?

Carly was in full on 'I don't like you' mode for much of the day.

Still doesn't like me

After lunch at the Cheesecake Factory we headed to the Bellagio fountains.  My kids had never been on the strip before so I was barking out all the do’s and don’ts and giving orders about not taking anything from the street performers and look out for cars and of course ghetto fabulous Spiderman tried to give Max a lollipop, which I had to say no thanks and both Spiderman and Max were pretty pissed off at me.

Thursday brought the glory of Lambeau to my living room and we celebrated with spaghetti and meatballs and chocolate cake!

GO PACK GO!

Oh and P.S. Can we ever win a game by like 14 or more points so I don’t have to stand around at the last minute chewing my fingernails off while the other team tries to steal the victory right out from under us? I would love a good blowout every once in awhile.

Saturday I was in charge of bringing a dessert to Bunco and it was a picnic theme, so I KNEW these would be perfect!

Who invented the s’more do you think?

Was it the Hershey corporation, Honey Maid, Jet Puff Marshmallow peeps or some rogue Smokey the Bear type?

Who cares right?

These are delightful, because they stay together better than a regular s’mores plus you make them all sticky and buttery chewy like rice krispy bars. Much better than burned marshmallows that never quite melt the chocolate and graham crackers that break into a million pieces when you bite into them.

This is what you will need;

Golden grahams, mini marshmallows and butter. I had planned to use a 9 x 13 glass dish and make a double batch. However, the Hershey bars fit better in an 8 x 8 so I made them in two 8 x 8 glass dishes. This made me short about 3 Hershey bars as I believe the perfect s’more ratio is 4 bars per 8 x 8 dish. (just my humble opinion, not martial law or anything, but I DO know my chocolate) No worries though, I just added chocolate chips.

Starts off like Rice Krispy bars, melt your butter and marshmallows together.

Stir until smooth or your hand starts to cramp up, whichever comes first.

Add your golden grahams.

Make sure you grease the pan before you press the cereal, marshmallow stickiest mixture ever into it or your life will be not so pretty when you try to cut them.

See?!?!?! See the shortness of Hershey Bars??

The recipe doesn’t say to, but I zapped mine in the microwave for a minute before I topped with marshmallows because I wanted to get the chocolate all melty. Of course then it smelled like electrical fire and we discovered we need a new microwave. I hope that doesn’t happen to you.

Broil them for a minute or two and watch them like a hawk. You might have to maneuver the dish around to ensure that all the marshmallows get equally toasty.

*DISCLAIMER*

If you eat more than, oh let’s just hypothetically say 3 in less than an hour, they will cut the roof of your mouth to ribbons.

Enjoy!

S’MORES BARS

3 tablespoons butter
2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows, plus 2 cups mini marshmallows for topping (4 1/2 cups total)
4 cups Golden Grahams cereal
4 (1.55 ounce) Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Candy Bars

Grease a 8×8 pan and set aside. In a large pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in 2 1/2 cups mini marshmallows. Stir until marshmallows are melted and smooth. Stir in the Golden Grahams cereal. Press mixture into prepared pan.

Place Hershey’s candy bars on top of the Golden Grahams mixture and  press them down. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows evenly over the chocolate bars. Place under the broiler for about 2 minutes, or until marshmallows are slightly golden brown. Watch them closely so you don’t burn the marshmallows. Let the bars cool completely. Cut into squares and serve!

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About Janice

I am 40 years old. Loving life and (finally) being a grown up. I have 3 great kids that sometimes make me want to drink copious amounts of wine. I have been married to my amazing husband since 2001. I have more great girlfriends than you can shake the proverbial stick at. Join me in this adventure that is my life.
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One Response to Birthdays, Football & S’mores

  1. Del says:

    Thank you for the wonderful S’Mores recipe. I’m going to make these for my boss’s birthday as he loves S’Mores.
    Del
    ;o)

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