25 February 2013

Lemon Meringue Smore Bars

So, part of my my whole blog posting procedure is that every now and again I just go to the grocery store and walk around looking for some inspiration.  I was not doing that yesterday, however, I was just at the store buying regular old groceries when I found these marshmallows.  It's like they were calling my name.  Flavored marshmallows are nothing new -- chocolate, peppermint, and strawberry are in a pretty regular rotation at my local store.  These were in a whole other league altogether, though.  Lemon Meringue marshmallows.  Yum!  They also had Key Lime flavored ones, which my mom bought.  She went home, built a fire, and made smores.  I do not have a place to build a fire, though, so I had to come up with a city-living girl way to make some smores.  I made these bars and boy are they tasty.  They are really simple and taste like lemon pie and smores had yummy, yummy babies.

You start these things by lining a rimmed baking sheet with foil, spray the foil with nonstick spray, then line up some graham crackers in the pan.  Line the crackers up as close together as you can.

Then cook together some butter and brown sugar until it boils.  Pour that mixture over the crackers.

Pop the baking pan in the oven.  While it's in the oven, chop up some white chocolate or open a bag of white chocolate chips.  It's up to you.
After the pan has been in the oven for about 5 minutes, the brown sugar/butter mixture should get all bubbly and look something like this.
Sprinkle the white chocolate and marshmallows over the top of the bubbly-ness.
Pop it back in the oven for a couple of minutes.  Press down on the marshmallows to spread them out a little.  Once the bars are cool, break 'em into pieces and dig in.

Lemon Meringue Smore Bars

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12-15 graham crackers
3/4 cup light brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
6 oz white chocolate, chopped
8 oz lemon meringue marshmallows (Campfire brand)

Preheat the oven to 350°.  Line a 15x10" rimmed baking sheet with foil, leaving a little overhang; spray lightly with nonstick spray.  Put the graham crackers in an even layer on the bottom of the baking sheet, placing them with as few gaps as possible.

In a small saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar over medium heat.  Once the butter is mostly melted, stir the mixture constantly.  Once the mixture reaches a boil, remove from the heat.  Immediately pour the mixture over the crackers.  Bake for 5 minutes, or until bubbly all over.

Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the white chocolate and marshmallows.  Return the pan to the oven and bake for 3-5 more minutes, or until the marshmallows are beginning to melt.  Remove the bars, using the foil to remove them from the pan.  Cool on the foil on a wire rack.  Cut or break into pieces to serve.

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