Treat Yourself: Bonfire Bars
So, I know it's still pretty hot outside, but there is something about August and back to school that makes me think of fall. I mean, I'm totally a summer kind of girl, but hoodies, football, and that nip in the air. Yeah, that's some great stuff. Another thing I love about fall - bonfires. Growing up, my cousin used to host bonfires all the time. She had a barn, so we would hang out in there when we weren't by the fire. She'd host them for back to school, halloween, and even Thanksgiving break. They were always so much fun. We would roast hotdogs and of course s’mores, but we always had another treat too.
These bars were the best treat. I mean hotdogs are sustenance and fun. S’mores are fun too, but they are sort of messy. These, were just different and tasty.
Bonfires, lunch snacks, after-school snacks, sleepover snacks... whatever you have the for, I promise you won't regret it. You'll be asked to make these over and over again. And, they are super easy, too, so it won't be a chore!
Tell me what you think. Will you try them?
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Ingredients (for 16 bars)
2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1 stick and 2 tbsp butter (melted)
1 cup of milk chocolate chips
1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup of peanut butter chips
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Mix together graham cracker crumbs and butter until crumbs are moistened.
3. Press crumbs to the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking pan.
4. Pour sweetened condensed milk over the crust. Cover completely and evenly.
5. Pour all 3 cups of chips (peanut butter, milk, and semi-sweet) over the sweetened condensed milk. Use a spatula to lightly press the chips into the milk and spread evenly.
6. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until edges are light brown. Don't let the top get too brown, or the crust will burn.
7. Refrigerate until cold, then slice into bars. Store uneaten bars in the refrigerator.
See more delicious recipes from Renea at her blog, Cupcake-n-Bake!