Now, Munchkin is just turning ONE this month (OMG!!). She isn't really helping me yet, but I came across this recipe as something to make as a give away for her birthday party. It's a beautiful layered jar mix. As I was testing it for yummy-ness (as not all jar mixes are as awesome in taste and they are in look in the jar) I found it was the perfect kid recipe! Simple ingredients - check! Nothing raw - check! Easy for little hands - check (she can even use her hands to mix when she is dexterous enough)! Nothing really hot (except a little time in the oven) and no real knife work - check check!!
...AND it's super yummy to boot!
I made 4 batches of this in one night for an event at work (I got 60+ bars) and hardly broke a sweat. Even better - you probably already have everything in your pantry.
Indoor S'mores Bars
as adapted from Cookies and Cups recipe for Campfire Bars (visit here)
1½ cups graham crackers cut into 1" pieces (I used teddy grahams to look festive and avoid chopping)
1½ cups mini marshmallows
¾ cup chocolate chips
½ cup plain granola (I've used vanilla bean and honey so far)
½ cup packed light brown sugar
8 Tbsp butter - melted and cooled a little
Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Mix all ingredients with a bowl until all pieces are gleaming with buttery goodness. Spread in an 8x8 baking pan, making sure to pat down the graham crackers that are sticking up a bit. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
Cool completely before cutting.
One batch makes 16 bars.
To make as a give away - layer all ingredients except butter in order listed (graham cracker on bottom and brown sugar on top) into a quart size mason jar. Print directions and attach to jar.
|Almost all packaged for party goodies - |
just need to add tags and directions!