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 ...:-)
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......
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....
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
- 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..
~~~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.
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!!!