Thursday, December 1, 2011

S'mores Squares

This is going to sound strange, but whenever I take a trip back home, I always feel the need to reacquaint myself with the baking books and recipe collections that I left behind (they'll make it here, eventually!). Searching for inspiration for my sister's Shabbat kallah was even more incentive to lovingly (alright, a bit exaggerated) go through it all. While I was looking, I came upon a pad of paper that had a bunch of recipes from I don't know where written down on it. Among them was a simple and fast recipe for Smores squares. I don't know where it came from, but I decided to make it for that weekend. I sent my mom out for the ingredients and whipped up a double batch. I thought they were delicious! I brought back the leftover ingredients to Israel (obviously! graham crackers and marshmallows are precious!) and made them for dessert last weekend. In America they were more bar cookie like and in Israel they were more shortbread-like but still delicious. It could be because I used a larger pan here and baked it a tad longer but still, these were yummy. I would prefer the softer option but any way you bake 'em these are a winning treat.

S'mores Squares

1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
3/4 cup flour
1 cup chocolate chips
2 cups mini marshmallows, or large ones, torn

Preheat the oven to 275. Grease an 8 or 9 inch square pan.
Place the margarine and sugar in the bowl of your mixer.
Cream until light and fluffy.
Add the crumbs and flour,
and beat until combined.

Press into the prepared pan and top with chocolate chips and marshmallows.
Bake until light golden brown about 15-20 minutes. Cool, cut and serve! Preferably near a fireplace...with a cup of hot cocoa..

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