S’Mores Cookie Bars (and a Healthy Version)

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Are you ready for this recipe? Because it’s delicious…I enjoyed it so much and knew it was dangerous for my health. So I ended up giving away all but 6 pieces on the very day I made them. Seriously. That’s how amazing they are. They are delicious while warm (but super messy to try to cut) and even yummy while cold (very easy to cut). They’re also easy to make – which makes them even more dangerous. Why do I do this to myself???? I need to find an Amish recipe that is disgusting and really hard to make. But that’s not how this works. That’s not how any of this works. 😉

Why? Well, because the Amish are really good at making delicious food and at making it in the easiest way possible. Add some love to it and you’ve got perfection going on. 🙂

Anyway, on to the recipe – if you’re worried about calories and fat content, as you read the recipe, there’s a healthy version at the bottom of the page. But I clearly recommend this first recipe. Unless you’re super conscience of what you’re eating. Then go ahead and do the second recipe – but I promise you, it’s DEFINITELY not NEARLY as good or satisfying. I’m warning you – this fat-laden, ooey-gooey, calorie-induced recipe is worth it. Just don’t over-indulge…either make it when you’re having company (so you don’t eat it all), hand it out to neighbors and friends, OR have self-control and don’t eat it all in one sitting (do it in at least two).

S’MORES COOKIE BARS

3/4 c. oleo or butter                                                  1 c. butterscotch chips

3 c. graham cracker crumbs                                    1 c. mini marshmallows

1 c. chocolate chips                                                    1 can sweetened condensed milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In 13 x 9 inch pan, combine oleo with crumbs. Press to form an even layer. Sprinkle evenly with chocolate chips then butterscotch chips and then marshmallows. Pour sweetened condensed milk evenly over mixture. Bake 25 minutes or until bubbly.

  • Mandy’s Hints: The above recipe is written just as it appears in the book.
  • I used butter, not oleo – my mom told me butter is always better, no matter what and I trust her! 🙂
  • I only had 1/2 cup butterscotch chips, so I used 1.5 cups chocolate chips and it was totally fine. I think you could even use all chocolate chips, if you wanted or if you don’t like the taste of butterscotch chips.
  • I sprayed my pan before putting the crumbs in and I HIGHLY recommend this. I could tell the spots where I hadn’t sprayed as well or missed a spot.
  • When you sprinkle the chocolate chips and marshmallows, and pour the sweetened condensed milk on top, it may look like things are sparse – just trust the recipe! 🙂
  • It took right around 25 minutes to bake, for me – just like the recipe called for (this is unusual – normally I’m telling you, in this part, how I’ll adjust the temperature next time, or how I had to keep mine in for a longer period or shorter period. Not this time!).

*This recipe came from the Mary’s Family Favorite’s (Recipes from the Weaver & Miller Families) cookbook. This particular recipe was submitted by Fannie C. Fisher. So happy she submitted it! 🙂 

 

HEALTHY VERSION OF S’MORES COOKIE BARS

Don’t make them. Eat air.

Don’t you feel satisfied and full?

No?

Ok, then go and make the bars as originally stated. You’re welcome.

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