My sister, Brittney is back in Wisconsin at College and she called me over the weekend to get some recipes because she and her journalism school friends are organizing a bake sale for tomorrow to raise money to send to Haiti. They are planning the sale for a Thursday night because that's the night everyone goes out and they are hoping for the "late night" crowd to come home hungry and hand off some cash!
Since this sale is all about making money for Haiti, the recipes I choose have to be able to make money, so I need to make things that have a lot of servings per recipe...Cookies, Bars, Cake Balls and Cupcakes seem like the best bang for the buck...
Which brings me to yet another S'mores receipe...I know, I seem to be making a lot of smore's lately but when I came across the recipe for Magic S'mores Bars on the Sophistimom blog I had to test the recipe to see if they should be included in my upcoming sale because everyone likes S'mores...
...and look how delicious these look!
Start with 10 ounces of graham crackers (18 whole crackers or 2 cellophane stacks) or if you are like me, you may have one of those graham cracker crusts in your pantry that broke and you don't know what to do with it...
and if you do this, add some additional grahams to reach 10 ounces.
I had these on hand.
add grahams to mini chopper and turn into crumbs.
add crumbs to a bowl and set aside
Melt 1 1/2 sticks of butter in microwave (20-30 seconds)
add melted butter to crushed grahams
mix butter and grahams (add additional crushed grahams if mixture is too loose)
add mixture to a 13 x 9 greased pan, (I used pam) press down until crust forms.
and looks like this'ish
Bake for 5 minutes in a 350 degree pre-heated oven.
NOW THE RECIPE WASN'T CLEAR AND I ADDED THE CHIPS ONTO THE HOT CRUST BEFORE THE CONDENSED MILK, I RECOMMEND REVERSING THAT AND ADDING THE 14 OZ CAN OF SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK NOW, BEFORE ADDING THE CHOCOLATE...
So this is how I did it the first time, add the 1 1/2 cups of semi-sweets chocolate chips onto the grahams
Pour entire can over chips (or grahams if you choose to reverse the steps, which I will do for bake sale)
cover entire pan with a layer of mini-marshmallows, about 2 cups
Bake for 20 minutes more until marshmallows are lightly browned and cool comleately.
I was able to remove the entire pan and placed onto a cutting board and cut into squares with my handy dandy pizza cutter.
add to cupcake liners for easy serving.
or just plop a couple on a plate and eat...which is what I did, yum..these were so good and will definitely be included for the bake sale.
If you have any bake sale recipe ideas or tips, I would love to hear from you!
With love & cupcakes,