We’re having a beautiful fall, where it’s nice and crisp at night but during the day it’s glorious and sunny. So I can still pretend it’s summer with a summery dish. Right? Right. The Crockpot Gourmet has this kid-pleasing concoction that I knew would be a hit at a family potluck, so I gave it a whirl. Or at least, I thought about it. I REALLY want to make this in the crock pot. Because I think it would be the ultimate in awesome. The problem is that my crock pot is very narrow and deep and would not work at all for making cookie bars. So I modified the cooking technique a little bit in order to do this in the oven. And then, because I could, I also modified the recipe by playing around with the proportions and taking out some of the sugar.
I got very excited because I had to buy Teddy Grahams for this recipe. I haven’t had those little cookies since I was a kid. I couldn’t find the actual brand name ones for this but I found the generic equivalent and I think it was probably passable in any case.
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and then butter a 9″ x 13″ baking dish and line it with parchment paper.
In a small bowl, whisk together 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 cup cocoa, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together 1 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 cup granulated sugar until it’s super fluffy.
Then, add in 3 large eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla and beat that up as well. Start adding in your flour mixture, too, a little at a time.
I ended up adding about 2 tablespoons cream, just to make the whole thing a bit more cakey.
Smear your dough into the baking dish and smooth it out.
Now sprinkle about 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips over the surface.
Add to that about 1 1/2 cups honey Teddy Grahams.
Then about 30 marshmallows.
Tent some aluminum foil over top so it covers the container but doesn’t touch the marshmallows. This will keep them from burning.
Bake the whole thing for about 60 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out almost clean.
Remove the foil and set the dish on a wire rack to cool completely.
I think I might add more marshmallows next time, considering how much they disappeared.
This Teddy Graham survived. Mostly.
Slice the whole thing up into pieces and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!