I had recently been experimenting with Rice Krispies treats, and when I saw Golden Grahams at the store I immediately thought of making a s'mores treat. I wanted there to be bits of marshmallow and chocolate throughout (instead of all melted together).
It ended up being super easy - cereal, mini marshmallows, and chocolate chips bound together with melted marshmallow.
S'mores any time of year, no matter the weather, and without the mess!
adapted from Elizabeth LeBau
makes a 9x13 pan
6 oz (about 1 cup) miniature chocolate chips
6 cups graham cereal, like Golden Grahams
1 pkg (10 oz, or about 6 cups) miniature marshmallows
5 tbsp (2.5 oz) butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
Place the miniature chocolate chips in the freezer to chill while you prepare the rest of the recipe (this keeps them from melting). Line a 9x13 pan with aluminum foil and spray the foil with nonstick cooking spray.
Spray a large bowl with nonstick cooking spray, and pour the graham cereal into the bowl. Add 1 cup of miniature marshmallows to the cereal.
In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and the remaining miniature marshmallows. Microwave them together for 1 minute, then stir. If the marshmallows are not fully melted, continue to microwave in short 20-second bursts, stirring after every interval, until the marshmallows and butter are completely smooth. Add the salt and vanilla extract and stir them in.
Pour the marshmallow mixture over the cereal mixture in the large bowl, and stir until the cereal is coated. Finally, add the frozen chocolate chips and stir them in briefly, trying not to stir too much to avoid melting the chips.
Scrape the mixture into the prepared 9x13 pan and press it into an even layer. Let it set at room temperature, for about an hour. To serve, remove the candy from the pan using the foil as handles and cut it into small squares.
Store S'mores Treats in an airtight container at room temperature. The bars are best enjoyed within a few days of making it, since the cereal will start to get soft and stale after a few days.