Saturday, June 20, 2015

M&M's® S'more Bars

These M&M's® S'more Bars have been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareFunshine #CollectiveBias 

It's summertime, which means that it's S'mores Season! I can admit {shamelessly} to already consuming far more than my share of those ooey-gooey squares of goodness. Who can blame me though? It's just that time of year. During the summer months we like to invite friends over for a little bonfire action. We break out the roaster sticks, graham crackers and a variety of chocolate bars to put together a variety of tantalizing s'more creations! The only problem I can find with S'mores is that a fire to roast the marshmallows is a tad essential - and we can't just up and light a bonfire wherever we are... Also, it's a little impossible to put M&M's® on S'mores - which is a travesty! So, I solved the problem of both my conondrums and created these M&M's®  S'more Bars. They meet the ooey, gooey requirements of an actual s'more, can be made ahead of time and they are oh-so colorful - all of which are perfect for summertime!

These M&M's®  S'more Bars are loaded with everything there is to love about S'mores - golden graham crackers, soft marshmallows and sweet chocolate! Plus the essential baking ingredients and some M&M's® Original candies to add a pop of color {and more chocolate!} The ingredients are all baked together to create soft, delightful summertime sweet treats!

We enjoyed this batch of M&M's®  S'more Bars during an afternoon trip out to the disc golf course. I placed each one in a sandwich bag and kept them in our mini cooler bag to avoid the chocolate from melting in the mid-day heat. Our closest disc golf course is attached to an amazing park, so we can take a little break halfway through the game to kick back in the shade and enjoy a small snack + beverage. These M&M's®  S'more Bars were perfect with personal sized milks we grabbed on the way to the course. That's right - s'mores bars, ice cold milk and disc golf. It was awesome.

M&M's® S'more Bars
1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), melted
2 cup light brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1½ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups mini marshmallows
1 cup original M&M’s® Original
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
4 cups graham crackers, chopped {about 10 graham crackers}

1 Heat oven to 350. Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper, set aside.
2 Whisk together butter, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until smooth.
3 Stir in flour until just combined. Next, stir in M&M’s® , chocolate chips, marshmallows and graham crackers.
4 Add the graham crackers and any crumbs on cutting board, marshmallows, chocolate chips and stir in until everything is coated.
5 Spread into prepared pan, making sure mixture is evenly distributed.
6 Bake for about 25 minutes until top is golden brown.
7 Let cool completely before cutting and serving.

As evident by the M&M's®  S'more Bars, I like sweet things! When we have guests over it's fun to put some sweets in a bowl for guests to much on, curing any sweet tooth that may be lurking. I buy the XXL bags of M&M's® to make sure we have enough on hand for the season. Between the weekly bbq nights, our big 4th of July party or for making summertime sweets like these M&M's® S'more Bars - these 56oz. bags of M&M's® do not go to waste! {I found these XXL bags of M&M's®  at Sam's Club in the candy aisle. Available varieties include M&M's® Original, M&M's® Crispy, & M&M's® Peanut}


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