S’mores Gooey Cake Bars

5 Aug

The other night a first happened.  Christian was wanting something sweet to eat and I didn’t.  When the situation is reversed, I am completely motivated and will quickly whip up a batch of brownies.  Poor Christian,  I just brought him a chai tea latte and told him that would have to do.

Today I thought I would make up for that insensitivity on my part with these:

Gooey S’mores Cake Bars

This  recipe is from picky-palate.com. I obviously had to make a few alterations for the items I could not find in Switzerland.

First of all, there was no yellow cake mix at the store.  There was chocolate, lemon and marble.  I bought the marble cake mix and omitted the cocoa powder.

There are also no graham crackers to be found so I bought these digestive cookies which have a similar taste. But they do not compare to graham crackers.

White Chocolate S’mores Gooey Cake Bars

1 box yellow cake mix

1 large egg

1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter, softened

4 1/2 full graham crackers   ( the digestive cookies I used were thicker than graham crackers so I crumbled the cookies up)

10 ounce bag white chocolate chips   ( I didn’t feel like white chocolate so I used chocolate chips and a few caramel chips)

2 cups mini marshmallows

1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line an 8×8 inch baking pan with tin foil that’s been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Make sure foil goes all the way up and over the edges for this one. It will be a full pan :)

2. Place cake mix, egg, and butter into a large mixing bowl. Mix with hands until a nice dough forms. similar to a cookie dough. Press half of the dough into the bottom of the prepared pan. Layer with graham crackers, white chips then marshmallows. Top with remaining half of dough pressing evenly. Drizzle sweetened condensed milk over top then bake for 28-33 minutes, until cooked through and golden brown on top. Remove from oven. Let cool for 5 minutes then take a plastic knife and run along edges to loosen marshmallow (this will make your life easier when pulling foil out of pan to remove bars :) Let cool completely then remove bars from pan with foil edges. Cut off all edges if desired, about 1/2 inch each side. I save the edges to snack on too. Cut bars into squares and serve. They are delicious room temperature or chilled.

12 to 16 servings

Gooooooey is the perfect description for these.


3 Responses to “S’mores Gooey Cake Bars”

  1. Sherri Lee August 5, 2011 at 5:18 pm #

    uh…yum! I miss making things like this!!! Might have to find an excuse to make this!

  2. Maxine August 6, 2011 at 5:44 am #

    I bet your dad would love these!

  3. mellykm August 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm #

    mmmmm looks yummy!

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