This was a week testing my resilience. First, a semi-truck smashed into me on 94. It was 8:30 am–rush hour. We had slowed down to about 5 mph when I looked into my rear view mirror and saw a semi barreling towards me. My heart sunk, and I told myself to think like a sponge (old hockey trick). He pushed me into the car in front of me. The entire experience was terrifying. I had to be taken by ambulance because I hit my head. But I survived. Have some major bruising and some serious whiplash but nothing that cannot be fixed. Except of course for Sally. Sally
is was my car. She was totaled. My poor baby. Then someone stole all the stuff out of my car–my yoga block, water bottle, etc. when it was towed. It was a sad day for Sally.
I figured after all this, it was time for me to indulge in a dessert. Even better, I had an excuse to make a dessert without eating the entire pan (nope, I only ate about a quarterish!) We had our neighborhood block party this week. Everyone brought a dish to pass, and my s’mores bar had a nice indent when it was time to clean up. I’ll take that as a good sign since there was a plethora of desserts to choose from.
Also, we have TONS of chocolate. See, last weekend was my friend’s bridal shower that I co-hosted. We had a chocolate fountain filled with 10 pounds of chocolate. Of course, this is a bridal shower of ladies. Ladies who aren’t going to eat pounds and pounds of chocolate dipped fruit. So, I came home with more chocolate than anyone ever needs. Honestly, we have so much that I could have taken a bath in it. It was the perfect storm of excuses. It was time for some dessert.
So I went on a search for recipes that need melted chocolate. Matt loves marshmallows more than anyone I’ve ever met so when I found this recipe, I knew it was the one.
- 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- enough chocolate chips to cover the pan. Since I had all that chocolate, I just poured in the already melted stuff and it worked out just fine
- 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme (one regular jar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars. Beat in egg and vanilla.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.
Slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture at a low speed until combined.
Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Pour chocolate chips on top.
Microwave the marshmallow cream for 10 or 15 seconds so that it scoops out easier. Spread marshmallow creme on top of chocolate.
Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the creme. I flattened the dough against the side of the bowl and lined them together like shingles on top of the marshmallow.
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars
Source: The Food Charlatan