I’d say we’re friends right? Not like best friends forever, but we’re establishing a lovely author/reader relationship. So as a friend, I feel it is my duty to tell you that there is hardly ever a good reason to make these. There is rarely an occasion where anyone can justify making an entire 9×13 pan of chocolatey-graham crackery-marshmallowy goodness, but once you taste these you’ll find all kinds of reasons to make them :) Celebrating 22 weeks of being pregnant? S’mores bars! Looks like it might rain outside? S’mores bars!! Sunday afternoon? S’mores bars!!!
Don’t get me wrong – I love a good rice crispy treat, but these are in a league of their own. They’re just as easy as rice crispy treats though, and you’ll find that you might have a harder time waiting for them to set so you can cut in to them than actually making them. Take a look:
That’s it. Directions: also nice and simple. Melt you butter. Pour that over your mini marshmallows in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave your marshmallows in 30 second increments until totally melted – mine took about 2 minutes. Stir in your cereal. Stir in some your chocolate chips – some will melt, that’s okay. Scoop all of that into a buttered 9×13. Then comes the hard part – waiting for everything to set up before you cut into these bad boys.
You can speed this up a little by covering your pan and putting it in the fridge. Do wait until everything is set up though – otherwise you’ll end up with a pile of gooey snacks on your plate (yes, I know from experience). Sure, that’s delicious, but why not wait until you can actually eat it with your hands?
Now go, make something delicious!