Milky Way S'mores Granola Bars

Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars

February 7, 2011

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The other day, out of the blue, I got the hugest craving for Milky Ways and decided I must bake something that used them. There’s just something about the gooey bars of chocolate layered with caramel that could make me devour an entire bag. mmmm. I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to bake, it was a toss up between cookies or a bar of some sort, but I knew I wanted to incorporate graham crackers and definitely marshmallows, you know, to make an extra sticky treat 🙂

After thinking about it for a while, and doing a little research, I found this recipe for S’mores Granola Bars and figured, with a few adjustments, it would make a great base for my idea.

Here’s what you need (Roughly. I ended up adding/subtracting things as I baked. The joy of experimenting in the kitchen!):

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For the Bars:

• 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
• 1/4 cup light brown sugar
• 1/3 cup pure maple syrup or golden syrup
• 1/2 cup all purpose flour
• 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
• 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Filling:
• 1 cup roughly chopped mini milky way bars
• 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Here’s what you do:

• Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
• Butter a 9×9 inch square baking pan.

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• In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter, brown, sugar, and maple syrup. When the sugar is dissolved, transfer the mixture to a large heatproof bowl.

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• Stir in flour, oats, graham cracker crumbs, salt, and cinnamon, until all of ingredients are covered in the butter mixture.

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• Press about half of the oat/butter mixture into the bottom of your 9×9 baking pan.

Now it’s time for the filling.

• You’re going to use your chopped mini Milky Ways along with the marshmallows and just layer them on the pressed oat mixture in the baking pan.

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(Side note: I’m madly in love with the pig cutting board my parents got me for Christmas :))

• Then crumble the remaining oat mixture over the top of the marshmallows and Milky Ways.

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• Bake for about 15 minutes and let cool. Cut into squares or bars (whichever shape you prefer!) and enjoy!

The fun addition of Milky Ways, with their nugget and caramel, add a bit more stickiness and uniqueness to the bars, versus using just regular chocolate chips. These are the perfect dessert bites and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. Or just a great snack to have around the house for a few days… they store really well in an air-tight container!

And now pardon me while I inundate you with photos of these delightful Milky Way S’mores, I couldn’t pick just one photo 😉

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15 Responses to "Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars"

  1. I don’t even have words for these. Amazing.

  2. Amy says:

    delicious! i made s’mores bars this weekend too! but i used a recipe that called for marshmallow fluff instead of mini marshies. but they were still amazing and delicious. but using MilkyWays instead of chocolate chips even in that recipe would have been delightful, i’m sure!

  3. Lauren says:

    I can only imagine how delicious these are! Fantastic combination of flavors.

  4. it’s amazing what marshmallows do to even the simplest of foods. those look so yummy! and they’re health food, duh, because the name contains the word “granola”

  5. Katie says:

    i need to have one of these now! milky ways are my fave!!!

  6. Sharlene says:

    I impulsively bought a bag of marshmallows last week without any use for them in mind. This sounds perfect!

  7. milky ways are simply divine !! your bars are irresistible !!

  8. I’ve seen funky shaped cutting boards in web stores tons of times before, but I’ve never actually seen anyone use them. It makes me giggle to see you actively using a pig one. Love it!

  9. I think I would like to make these right now. Where’s a bag of bite-sized Milky Ways when you need them, eh??

  10. Susan says:

    Best recpie adjustment ever.

  11. Oh, I really wish I had some of those right now (although maybe not, I’d eat all of them!)

  12. yeah i’m with everyone else on this one. these look amazing. and they are kind of healthy right? i mean Oats hello?

  13. Joanne says:

    Now you’ve got ME craving Snickers! Ugh. Need to make these.

  14. Oh wow. These sound amazing! Gotta love candy and marshmallows.

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