Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Books and Bars

We had a great day yesterday! It was our first Monday of the summer…No MDO, no schedule, and no plans!

We got up, ate, and then got ready to go to the library! I wanted to let Brody check-out some books to read this week. When I told him where we were going, he told me he wanted to work puzzles and play on the com-poo-you (computer). I was glad he was excited! We spent over an hour at the library. Brody had a great time!

He worked several puzzles while we were there. They had some of the same ones we have at home, so he was very excited about that.

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Jillian rested in the stroller while Brody played.

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Brody played a few games on the computer and then choose several books to checkout and bring home to read. We spent a lot of time reading these yesterday afternoon.

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Last night, I made S’mores Cookie Bars. I found the recipe on Amy’s recipe blog and knew we had to try them! I love s’mores and these taste just like one, but I think the crust is even better than a graham cracker.  They are seriously sooo good!

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S’mores Cookie Bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (Hershey’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.
  3. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

11 comments:

Randall @ Happy For This Moment said...

Books plus s'more bars sounds like a perfect combination to me!

Dianna said...

Those sound yummy! I might try them this weekend for Father's Day!

Amanda M. said...

Does he just love the Froggy books? My littlest girl (now 6) still loves them! That Froggy is kinda naughty, though. ;-)

Katie said...

Yum!! Those bars sound amazing! I will have to try them!

Kimberley said...

brody looks so big!! such a cutie!

and oh my goodness, those look so good!! just might give 'em a try!

Amanda said...

Those look AMAZING. New to your blog and already have a sugar high by association, so I think that's a win :)

Sarah-Anne said...

get in mah belleh!! :D those look so awesome!

Ashley said...

YUMMMMMMMY!

Alex and Jill said...

That recipe for smores bars looks AMAZING. Going to try it!

Leslie @ A Blonde Ambition said...

Those smores bars look SOOO good! I'm going to a family BBQ this weekend and I may try to make those!

Brittany said...

I made these bars last night for a laid back, summer themed baby shower - people LOVED them! Oh, so good! Thanks so much for sharing!