S’Mores Bars

When I moved last month, I decided to buy a memory foam mattress pad.  Memory foam mattresses are all the rage, right?  There seems to be a mattress store on every corner now!!

I’m not made of money though, so just went with the foam pad.

Worst.decision.ever.

First of all, the dang thing was HEAVY.  It was a bear to get it on top of my mattress.  But okay, it was worth it, right?  Blissful sleep, here I come!

Um, no.  It was awful!  I fell asleep fine, but would wake up 2 hours later SO HOT!

“Because the purpose of memory foam is to support you by conforming to your body, it uses heat from your body to provide that “molding” capability.”

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I kept thinking that maybe I would adjust to it.  But last week at 3 am, awake AGAIN….I had enough!  I stripped off memory foam and dragged it to the hallway.

By then, I was mad and frustrated.  The cure….chocolate + marshmallows + graham crackers.

S’Mores Bars

Recipe from Per L’Amore Di Cibo

Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup canola oil
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
2 cups mini marshmallows
8 ounces chocolate

I used a combination of Ghirardelli Dark and Milk & Truffle chocolates.

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line an 8 x 8 inch pan with parchment paper.  Set aside.
In a bowl, mix together the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, salt, and baking powder.  Then, add in the canola oil, melted butter, and egg.  Mix until you have a firm dough.
Press your dough into the bottom of your lined 8 x 8 inch pan.
Cook the bars from 20 minutes.

Top your cooked bars with the chocolate, covering the bars fully.  Then cover the entire pan with the mini marshmallows.

Return the bars to the oven and bake them for another 10 minutes.  Marshmallows will be a golden brown color.
Allow the bars to fully cool before removing them from the pan and cutting.

Enjoy!!