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TACO Wednesday! 9-19-18


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:

Crust layer:

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.

Brownie layer:

12 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped (or bittersweet chocolate chips, may use semi-sweet)

1 1/2 cup butter (12 oz)

6 eggs

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:

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Gooey S’mores Bars Recipe

Did you enjoy the S’mores Bars and Rice Krispie Treats at dinner last night?

We made 480 of each kind of bars and not a crumb was left behind.  Tony’s smoked meatloaf also vanished by 6:00!  Apologies to those who came to dinner for the last 15 minutes and missed out, but we hope you enjoyed the Cheesy Church Potatoes (our own special version of the hashbrown casserole) and the fruit salad and the Dijon Green Beans.

Here’s the recipe for the S’mores Bars (We made this recipe 8 times, so you will see the total amount for 480 bars in parentheses after the amount for 1 pan)


Gooey S’mores Bars

Use a 12x20x2 inch cake pans (or 2 9×13 pans).  Cut 6×10 yields 60 bars.


Beat together with electric mixer until light and fluffy:

1 1/3 cup sugar      (10 2/3 cups)

1 cup softened butter or margarine    (8 cups)

1 tsp vanilla   (8 tsp)

2 eggs    (16 eggs)


Stir the following into the butter/sugar mixture:

4 2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs        (37 1/3 cups)

2/3 cup flour      (5 1/3 cups)

¼ tsp salt     (2 tsp)

Reserve 2 cups of this mixture and press the remaining in well-greased pan for crust.  The reserved batter will be crumbled on top later.


Sprinkle over crust and press in lightly:

4 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (24 oz)     (Total: 192 oz or 12#)


Drop marshmallow Fluff (or cream) by tablespoonfuls over chocolate chips:

14 oz marshmallow cream     (8 jars total)

Wet back of metal spoon and use to lightly spread cream.


Sprinkle with:

2 cups miniature marshmallows    (16 cups)

2 cups reserved crumb mixture


Bake 17-22 minutes at 325* convection, or until marshmallows are puffed and light golden brown.  Cool at least 30 minutes.  Cut into bars.



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