I don’t think I’ve ever won a contest before for something I’ve baked. As of yesterday, that changed. Yesterday was Cathi’s annual Cookie Exchange and my S’mores Bars won for “Best in Chocolate”. I honestly believe they deserve the prize. Try them and see!
S’mores Bars (Makes 16 bars)
Original Recipe: Phillis Carey
1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cup flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars
1 1/2 cups marshmallow crème (7 oz jar)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8x8 square baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy with a mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture until combined.
3. Divide the dough in half, pressing half into bottom of pan. (This is easiest to do with wet fingers. Dough is very sticky) Break apart chocolate and place over dough. Spread chocolate with marshmallow crème. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of marshmallow crème. (Most easily achieved by pressing pieces of dough flat between hands and laying them together). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned and puffed up. Cool completely and cut into bars.
After all that cookie eating yesterday, I was in the mood for some real food for dinner. We took the kids and met Alicia and Joe and their kids at our club for dinner. I started with the salad bar and went back for another helping.
I ordered the turkey burger which I ended up not really liking. There was too much bread….I would have preferred a regular bun. Oh well.
Breakfast this morning was scrambled egg beaters with salsa, green onions, turkey and cheddar cheese.
I took the kids to school, then went to Cardio Muscle class. I really needed it. This week being Thanksgiving and all is very scary in the calorie department!
I went back to the school to volunteer for a bit, then ran a couple of errands, stopping at Urban Plates for lunch. I had the Grilled Wild Ono Nicoise Salad….my favorite there!
After lunch I made my (hopefully) last trip to Costco before Thanksgiving. It’s getting crazy out there, folks! :)
What’s your favorite dessert at Thanksgiving?