Oh dear! Did you think I forgot about you?! I’ve missed baking and cooking more than I can tell you all, but the wedding has consumed every free moment of my life! The Wedding Fairy and I had some quality bonding time the past couple weeks and there will be no more rebellion prior to the wedding. These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars are my last stand. Cross my heart. [Have I said that before?]
These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars are…no words seeping into my sugar-addled brain seem sufficient to describe these bars. I don’t really like marshmallows (I know, such people do exist!) but I could not stop eating these. Could. Not. Stop. They are Addicting.
All the Smores recipes must finally be getting to me because I started dreaming up these bars over a month ago and I couldn’t get them out of my head. I tried to resist. Tried to listen to the Wedding Fairy. All in vain.
You need to try these. Need. I think making these is up there with brushing your teeth on the basic needs scale. The graham cracker crust is just perfection (Thank you Averie!!), the Hershey’s milk chocolate bar layer is just a magical surprise, the mounds of marshmallows sprinkled with Ghirardelli milk chocolate chips just makes you sigh in happiness, but what really sets these bars apart is the sweetened condensed milk that I drizzled on top. When it bakes in the oven it caramelizes on top of the marshmallows giving them that campfire feel.
Do you see that caramelized goodness?!
If you have an unnatural obsession with mini marshmallows (you know who you are!), then you should feel free to dump more marshmallows onto that marshmallow layer. More is more!
I’m going to bring some of these to my next wedding dress fitting by means of explanation when my dress it too tight. One bite and I know the seamstress will understand, condone even, my giddy obsession.
Averie’s Graham Cracker Crust from AverieCooks
These Ooey, Gooey Smores Bars were one of the fastest desserts that I have ever made. Crushing the graham crackers was the most laborious step. I was done pulling it together before my oven was done preheating. (I don’t know what that says about my oven but whatever.) And you know what’s even better than that? It’s so easy a child could do it. In fact, it’s the perfect dessert for a little fun in the kitchen with the little ones! Not that I have any…