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!