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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

S'MORES [Oh so delicious] FOR A COOKIE CARNIVAL



It's June and its good....as the showers work their magic....
Evening walks on the Beach are cooler and as usual i tread along with a little bag, collecting shells and pebbles...

its the best time to bake too, specially if the bake happens to remind u of hot chocolate and more.

OR Campfire .......

This is the first time i learnt about S'mores and was deliciously happy to, with so muc to love about these American  Campfire treat....


Visions of molten Marshmellow , melting some chocolate on Crackers and more...and left all who bit into them wanting for more and more....

I was full on ...everythings to love about these chocolatey little havens.....They are so so good , that u'll camp on the request to have some more ...:-)
And more than thrilled that Tami chose these little darlings, as one of the recipes for the cookie carnival this time round!!!

There's another cookie she has that i still have to bake and post, loved her choice for both cookies!!!

These are so muc fun to make, delicious to eat and pretty to look at too:-)

They have so muc going on for the fillings that u'd love to play along.


These r what tender moments are made of, a lovely biscuity base with a layer of ur fav chocolate , marshmellows , and some batter atop too:-)

For the base , i loved the flavors of lime zest & vanilla , added coconut to a part, ground hazelnuts/almonds/cashewnuts to a part and almond essence to a part....

And Hah, i had some soft vanilla wafers , so ground them too and replaced part of the AP flour with them!

PRessed them into heart and tart trays......

BAked the base first......


A few hearts wen with a layer of roasted ,crushed hazlenuts, with a thick layer of nutella......
And some more Nutella and Hazelnuts and Nutella and Hazelnuts....and a sprinkle or 2....

More nutella...dont u love it???


A few hearts went with a layer of cashewnuts bits and Mangada......and sliced bananas.


A few with MAngada and white chocolate....

And a few with milk chocolate chips....
And yes some bar hearts with dairy milk shots too...shots jus got better....

How delicious they are .....with these bars....

And had some gooey marshmellow puffs

and normal marshy's too...both in pink and white...

S'mores Sandwich Bar Cookies
  Adapted from Here


Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour [i made to with one cup of flour and had 1/3rd cup ground vanilla wafers instead]
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs [and a little more of the MArie biscuit crumbs i used]
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Mini Milk Chocolate Bars OR 5 HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Bars (1.55 oz. each)
  • 3 cups miniature marshmallows 

For the base
~~~Add some almond meal /ground hazelnuts /crushed hazelnuts or any crushed nuts [walnuts/pistas] to the base by subbing flour for a nuttier base.

~~~For flavor vanilla and lemon/orange zest, almond extract , cinnamon or lavender is beautiful.
 ~~~I used the good 'ol Marie Biscuit , grinding them , for the base- i love what butter and sugar and vanilla beans do to Marie Biscuits ground!!!
~~~as also some ground vanilla wafers ,that were soft, and i thought this would be a great add in, it was...
~~~A vanilla bean or 2 or more :-) went in too..


FOR filling

~~~Milk chocolate + marshmellow [pink and white]

~~~ Roasted chopped Hazelnut + Nutella + Roasted Chopped HAzelnut

~~~Mangada [Portuguese mango preserve] + ground cashewnuts+sliced banana

~~~Cherry /cranberry preserve + white chocolate & cream

~~~ MAcadamia + ginger + white chocolate

~~~in milk chocolate ,i had Callebaut coverture milk chocolate and origin milk choclate, dairy milk bars and Cadbury's chocolate shots.



Directions:
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.
[now i got 6hearts + 7 mini tarts + 3 * 3inch tarts with this ]


2. Beat butter and sugar until well blended in large bowl.
Add egg and vanilla; beat well. [a vanilla bean or 2 i love]

Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
Press half of dough in prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.

3. Sprinkle mini chocolate bars over baked layer or arrange unwrapped chocolate bars over baked layer, breaking as needed to fit.
 Or have any options u want -i had 7 different combos!!!
home made mangada with a base of ground cashewnuts and a few chopped cashewnuts!

Sprinkle with marshmallows; scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallows, forming top layer.

Bake 10 to 15 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars.
16 bars.or 6hearts ,6mini tarts and 3 *3inch tarts.

  The Bake it Pretty SPrinkles sure did help me dress up my S'mores pretty too!!!



51 comments:

  1. Looks sinful yummy...so tempting..

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  2. Hi Mia how are you dear ? Long time no see....Loved your sandwich bar cookies. All the pictures are so colorful...

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  3. Those look so delicious! My girls are going to love making those. Thanks for the recipe!

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  4. Those s'mores look fantastic and so scrumptious! A terrific treat.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Hey DEEPA, howdya do?

    I did go to ur site today , but i get stuck and my laptop hangs, i have been having this prob for awhile now!!!

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  6. KEL , that sounds so muc fun and exciting:-)
    Thanxx a ton!!

    THanxx a ton ROSA!

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  7. Hey Mia,

    how are you? Everything looks so colourful and lovely! I especially loved the one with nutella...I am a nutella addict :-)

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  8. They all look delicious and beautiful, but the pink ones are my favorite! :)

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  9. This is really tempting!

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  10. Hey RACHANA, me good!!
    And im a Nutella lover too!!

    Thanxx SUE , of course i love the pinki's too!!

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  11. The nutella version sounds delicious! Glad you liked the s'mores :-)

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  12. As someone who hates camping but love s'mores, these cookies definitely seem like the way to go. I love all of the varieties that you posted! you are always so inventive with your creations! :P

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  13. I love the variations on your smore bars!!! They look fantastic!

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  14. Gorgeous cookies, Mia!! :-) Walking along the beach sounds just perfect. :-)

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  15. Oh my my these cookies look divine Mia! Oh i wish you were my neighbour ...lol :)

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  16. Smores are the perfect summertime treat and your smores are the prettiest I've seen! I love the adorable heart sprinkles!

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  17. Darling one, it has been a while since I've stopped long enough to chat, but I have been thinking of you and am so delighted to see your name and words of love and encouragement as I flutter about.

    You never cease to amaze, my friend. This was one SWEET post!!

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  18. what's that twweeting sound i hear? you never cease to amaze me mia... your site is always full of warmth and sweet... like this post...it's actually sinfully sweet!

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  19. Oh that looks delicious! Yum!
    I'm coming from your friend My Life with Rats and More's blog!

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  20. Ooh yummy! Awesome post. I follow you from Amanda's blog - My Life with Rats and More.

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  21. Mia I'm following you from My Life with Rats and More

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  22. Following from My Life with Rats and More!

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  23. OMG...stop. Now I have cravings. lol
    Following My Life with rats and more

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  24. Hi sweetie, long time no see. I LOVE!!! this post everything looks so YUMMY!!! and the recipe is AWESOME!!!
    I entered the giveaway @ My Life with Rats and More and she requested that I follow, but I already am a follower.
    Geri

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  25. wow, they look delicious!!
    btw, i'm following from My Life with Rats and More

    luvwendy87 at hotmail dot com

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  26. Wow Mia! You took the s'more and ran with it! Your version looks fabulous!
    How are you, sweetie??

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  27. Following from My Life with Rats and More!

    pittsy82@hotmail.com

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  28. Following from My Life with Rats and More. Very nice post!

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  29. Hi! I am following from My Life with Rats and More! Nice to meet you!

    Elena
    endles-s-summer.blogspot.com

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  30. Those look HEAVENLY!!!!!
    I can't wait to try them !

    Btw, came from my life with rats and more:)

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  31. These look so good! I'm a new follower directed here by My life with rats and more.

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  32. Oh Mia, these cookies look amazingly delicious! Gosh, just how could I resist! Do you mind sending me a dozen? hehe...... Can't wait to try it out soon. Thanks! Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Cheers, Kristy

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  33. Those are some of the best looking S'mores I've ever seen, and everything else looks amazing too! Love how colorful and festive you always make everything look :)

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  34. Yummy blog, Mia! Came here from My Life with Rats and More.

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  35. Love s'mores! Nice adaptions.
    ~ingrid

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  36. Mmm, looks yummy! Following from My Life with Rats and More.

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  37. Beautiful pics! I'm following from My Life with Rats and More!

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  38. They look scrumptious!

    I am following from My Life with Rats and More!

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  39. You do the most happy and cheerful baking, Mia! I can't help but smile when I see your creations. :-) Love them!

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  40. Hi! Great site . I am following you from My Life With rats

    Misha

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  41. Love the site. Im following you from My life with rats and more.

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  42. I'm stopping by from My Life with Rats and More and WOW these look fantastic! I love all the different variations! :)

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  43. following from My Life with Rats and More

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  44. Not sure if this is where I am supposed to post my comment, but I came here from My Life with Rats and More and have become a follower of your blog as well.
    Thanks!
    candc320@gmail.com

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  45. omg i love those sparkles! And the cookies are making me hungry at highly inappropriate hours. This is treachery!

    And yes, i'm one of those wonderful people who hopped in from My life with rats and more xD

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  46. I am following from My Life with Rats and More.

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  47. WOW These look delious!!

    I'm following from My Life with Rats and More.

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  48. WOW! I think I'm too late for this delicious cookies.
    Any please feel free to visit my new site and join a little giveaway.

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  49. Oh, these are such pretty scrumptious cookies, Mia. :-)

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