Thursday, July 24, 2014

S'mores Crumb Bars

These amazing bars have a buttery graham cracker bottom, topped with a layer of a marshmallow fluff inside then melted milk chocolate on the top, then more graham crackers and mini marshmallows, can you think of anything better than these bars. They become a chewy Smores Crumb Bar. After I found this recipe I have been in love..

    Ingredients For The Crumb Base & Topping:
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 ¾ graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour 
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Ingredients For Rest Of The Layers
  • 4.5 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 6.5 oz jar of marshmallow fluff
  • 1/2-3/4 cup mini marshmallows 

    Make the Crumb Base And Topping:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° and line an 8” x 8” baking pan with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, flour, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugar together  on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Reduce the mixer to medium speed and add the egg, mixing to until well combined, about 2 minutes. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  5. Reduce the mixer to low and add the dry mixture in several additions
  6. Scoop 2/3 of the mixture into prepared baking pan. Spread out evenly with a spatula. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until the top is beginning to slightly brown and the sides are set. Cover the remaining mixture and refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Allow to cool while you prepare your ganache.
  8. Prepare Milk Chocolate Ganache:
  9. Combine chocolate chips and heavy cream in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 20 second intervals, stirring between each, until the chocolate has melted and is smooth. Let cool slightly.
  10. Assemble your bars:
  11. Spread the marshmallow fluff on the prebaked bar base using an offset spatula. Spray spatula with cooking spray and it will come out easier before attempting to spread the fluff. 
  12. Using a spatula  pour the thickened ganache over top of the fluff. Spread evenly with your offset spatula.
  13. Remove crumble topping from the refrigerator and crumble over the top of the ganache in small crumbles. Sprinkle on the desired amount of mini marshmallows over the top.
  14. Bake in preheated oven for 20-30 minutes or until the crumble topping and marshmallows have begun to brown.
  15. Allow bars to cool completely before cutting and serving. 

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