Thursday, May 7, 2009

Elise's S'more Nut Bars

I'm finally posting!

I halved this recipe because Dan and I can never finish a whole 9x13 pan of dessert before it goes the way of all the earth.

The crust was DELICIOUS! (Mine didn't have puddles of butter on the top, Danielle, but I didn't grease my pan at all. I figured the crust had plenty of butter already.) I was a bit unsure on the baking time since I was using an 8x8 pan, but I baked it for 16 minutes and it turned out beautifully soft but still held together.

(After it had been in the oven for 1 minute I realized I had forgotten the brown sugar, so I whipped the pan out of the oven, dumped the crust back in the bowl, and added the sugar. Luckily it wasn't too late!)

The chocolate I used was Baker's German Sweet Chocolate--48% cacao. My bars still turned out super chocolatey--a little too much for me, but they are still excellent as long as taken in small doses. I am not a big fan of marshmallows, so I melted them into the cream instead of just folding them into the chocolate mixture. I think I could have added a couple more and maybe it would have toned down the chocolate a bit. Were these supposed to be firm? Mine were pretty soft and squishy even after they chilled, so I didn't want to give any to Violet (she'd make a mess all over her face and hands with something like this). Maybe they are firmer now that they've been refrigerated overnight. I'll have to check.

Instead of peanuts, I used pecans. Yummy!


Danielle said...

That's so weird no one else had the butter problem. I didn't grease my pan either. I figured there was no way it needed to be greased with all that butter in it. I think i probably just didn't crush my graham crackers enough so that I didn't end up having enough graham crackers to mix in. Oh well. There's always next time.

Melissa said...

Glad to see a post too bad the chocolate was too rich maybe put nuts inside to cut the sweetness since you don't love marshmallows. Maybe we should write a new recipe.

Melanie W. said...

Those do look yummy! I didn't make it, but to me it seems like it would taste better soft and squishy, the way I like my real s'mores!