Last Wednesday, we had a good crowd of 400 for our hamburger cookout. Here’s a look at the dining room scene. We hope to see you again next week. Bring your friends!
The S’mores Bars were a pretty big hit. They are really gooey and rich (and a pain to cut), but worth the trouble I think. Here’s the recipe for 1 pan. We made 12!
S’mores Bars Servings: 576
12 pans/ 48 bars per pan: Make in 12x18x2 inch pans. Cut 6×8
To make 1 pan at a time:
4 cup graham cracker crumbs
6 TBSP sugar
1/2 tsp salt
12 TBSP butter, melted
Combine ingredients and press into bottom of pan and along sides. Refrigerate until chilled and set.
12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or bittersweet chocolate chips, may use semi-sweet)
1 1/2 cup butter (12 oz)
2 1/2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 tsp salt
1 TBSP vanilla
Melt chocolate and butter in microwave about 1 minute, until melted. With hand mixer, beat sugar and eggs, then add melted chocolate and beat until smooth. Stir flour, salt and then vanilla into mixture. Spread brownie layer over graham cracker crust. Bake at 350* convection for 30 minutes, or until center is set when pressed with fingertip.
7 oz marshmallow fluff (marshmallow cream)
2 TBSP milk
Whisk marshmallow cream and milk together, then spread over brownie layer.
8 oz miniature marshmallows
2 cup mini chocolate kisses
4 whole graham cracker boards, broken up
Sprinkle kisses and marshmallows over marshmallow topping, then scatter crumbled graham crackers over the top. Bake at 350* convection for 5 minutes, or until kisses are glossy and the marshmallow topping is set. Let cool in the pan, then cut into bars.
Total ingredients for 12 x recipe:
48 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12# graham crackers)
72 TBSP (4.5 cups) sugar
6 tsp salt
4.5 # butter
144 oz (9 #) bittersweet chocolate
18 cups (9 #) butter
72 eggs (6 doz)
30 cups sugar
24 cups flour
24 tsp (8 TBSP) salt
12 TBSP vanilla
12 7 oz marshmallow cream jars
1 ½ cups milk
24 cups mini chocolate kisses
48 graham crackers
The worship service last week included a “Blessing of the Backpacks” for our kindergarteners. Here’s a look at those energetic and adorable Calvary kids: