Easy As Pie

Or easier than pie.  Because honestly, making a pie from scratch doesn’t sound all that easy.

The caramel-related-recipes were not for the faint of heart.  This recipe definitely is though.  (I use the word recipe loosely)

S’mores Bars: so easy your pet chinchilla could make them.

Here are the ingredients you need:

  • Betty Crocker’s Sugar Cookie Mix
  • Graham Crackers
  • Butter
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • A hobby to do while you are twiddling your thumbs
Step 1: Crush your graham crackers.  (You can choose to skip this step by purchasing pre-crushed graham crackers.  If this is your plan, I would recommend shopping somewhere other than Target)
 Step 2: Mix your crumbs with Betty’s mix.  Then mix in some melted butter.  Congratulations! You have now done 98% of the work involved in this recipe.
Step 3: Press this into a pan and bake it in the oven.
Step 4: Enjoy a hobby while this bakes.  Personally, I chose to wash a few dishes that I’d said, “No thank you” to earlier in the week, and then sat and gazed admiringly at my new Twins-meets-Caribou travel mug that my Awesome friend Brooke gave me.  You can chose to do the same, or find your own hobby. 
Step 5: Take the pan out of the oven.  Sprinkle on some chocolate chips.  Go back to enjoying your hobby for 3-5 minutes while these melt on their own.

"I'm melting!"

Step 6: Spread out the chocolate.

"I melted!"

Step 7: Sprinkle on the mini marshmallows.  Put them in the oven on broil.  For like 30 seconds. Done.

Step 8: Have tornadoes come through town so that you can’t head out to the BBQ and share them with all your friends as planned.

Step 9: Enjoy your bar while waiting out severe weather.

Step 10: Back up plan: bring them to work and feed them to your coworkers.  You will probably get responses similar to these:

  • Where are these bars I am hearing about?  Everyone is walking around just looking so happy!
  • OH Yum!  Thanks for sharing!
  • God bless you!
  • They are yummy, I highly recommend them!
  • mmmmmmm
  • As the great Usher would say, ‘O M G’
There you have it!  10 easy steps to baking success!  (and let’s be honest, it took me a lot of work to stretch a 3 step baking task into 10 steps.)
If you want to hear how Betty recommends to make them, click here for the actual recipe
P.S. You are welcome for sharing pictures of the baking process.  It is a confusing recipe, and helpful to see what you are meant to do for each step along the way…
P.P.S Shout-out to my mom for steering me in the right direction (that direction would be towards this recipe)