S’mores Blondies

Even though it doesn’t feel like in here in Ontario, it’s summer.
And for a girl who spent every summer when she was younger camping, summer means only one thing.
Bugs. Lot’s and lots of bugs.
Okay, I guess it means more than one thing.
More importantly, it means…
S’mores.
So when I first saw this recipe, I just had to try it. Because, alas, I do not have a campfire conveniently located in my house. Which is very unfortunate. So s’mores blondies will have to suffice.
The odd thing about this recipe is this:
I actually didn’t really like them.
But – everyone at work absolutely loved them.
So I’m going to give you two versions of this recipe – the one that I made, and the one that in my opinion I think would have been better.

Here’s what they ended up looking like:

S'mores Blondies

And here’s how you can make the version that I made:

Ingredients

9 graham crackers
1/4 cup melted butter (I used salted)
2 2/3 cups of all purpose flour
2 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of salt
2 cups of packed light brown sugar
1 cup of softened butter (again, I used salted)
2 eggs
1 tbsp of vanilla
1 1/4 cups of mini marshmallows
1/2 cups of chopped pieces of a milk chocolate bar (whichever brand you prefer)
2 milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces
Optional: milk chocolate chips

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Crush your graham crackers – I found it easy to do by putting them into a plastic freezer bag and by rolling a rolling pin over them repeatedly. Once crushed, mix them in with the 1/4 cup of melted butter to make the bottom crust. Press this evenly onto the bottom of a 9×13 pan, it will be a pretty thin layer. If it’s not sticking together very well, add in a little more melted butter.
In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
In a large bowl (because there is where you will mix everything together in), beat the butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla. Once combined, add in the flour mixture from the medium bowl.
After all that is together, add in the 1/2 cup of chopped chocolate bar, and 3/4 cup of mini marshmallows (at this point, I added some chocolate chips, because why not?). The dough will be pretty thick so I did this by hand instead of with the mixer.
Spread this evenly onto your graham cracker crust, then place the remaining marshmallows and 2 bars worth of chocolate pieces on top.
Bake this for 25-30 minutes.

S'mores Blondies

Personally, I felt like that version of the recipe had way too much dough, not enough flavour, and not enough graham crackers.
Here’s a different version that’s just a little different!

Ingredients:

18 crushed graham crackers (you could also use the already crushed crackers, I’m just not completely sure how much you would need)
1/2 cup of melted butter (I used salted)
1 1/3 cup of all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/2 tsp of salt
1 cups of packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup of softened butter (again, I used salted)
1 egg
1/2 tbsp of vanilla
1 cup of mini marshmallows
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
2 milk chocolate bars, broken into pieces

I didn’t really make any drastic changes, just halved the dough, and upped the chocolate and crust.
The instructions are pretty much the same, just sub in the chocolate chips for the chopped chocolate bar, and do half the marshmallows in the dough, and half on top.

Whichever version you use, this is still a tasty treat for those of you who don’t have a campfire handy!

Recipe adapted from What’s cooking, love?

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