Saturday, July 7, 2012

Chocolate Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars

Chocolate Butterscotch Marshmallow Bars

My first blog! and of course it would involve food dessert.

Ever see some fabulous looking dessert and think "man that looks good, but I am terrible in the kitchen." Well I know I have. Measuring, mixing, baking correctly - it's all so overwhelming! Okay maybe I'm just afraid of my own kitchen. So I've decided to make some fool proof step-by-step picture instructions on how to make these chocolate butterscotch marshmallow bars:

First of all, here are the things you will need:
Mixing bowl
Measuring cups
Something for melting stuff (pot or microwave container)
9x13 pan
Pam/Crisco (or whatever you like to grease your pan with)

1 Cup Butterscotch Chips
1/2 Cup Butter
1 1/2 Cups Flour
2/3 Cup Brown Sugar
2 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Eggs
2 Cups Chocolate Chips
2 Cups Mini-Marshmallows

Note the unlabeled back row: Butter, Flour, and Brown Sugar.

Now, before we get started - go preheat that oven! 350 degrees.
Go ahead and grease your pan while you're there.

Look at that nice greasy pan.

Grab your favorite mixing bowl and combine the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla, and eggs.

Now go ahead and throw in those marshmallows and chocolate chips.

Next you're going to mix that all up. Just 'fold' it over itself. Use your spatula, don't use a mixer. Take the stuff on the bottom and fold it over the top, like you would when you're folding clothes.

Now you're going to melt the butterscotch chips and butter together. You can do it on the stove or in the microwave - whichever you prefer. Once you've got it melted, it should look something like this:

It's going to be a bit thick - that's ok!

Once that is all melted, dump it on top of all those ingredients in the mixing bowl.

Next, you will 'fold' all the ingredients together. Take from the bottom and fold onto the top. Keep going. It will eventually mix. Eventually it will look something like this:

Yes, it should be thick.

Now you are going to dump that into your greased pan. Use the spatula to spread or pat it out so it covers the pan.

Put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes. You do NOT want to over bake it. Start at 20 mins and add time as necessary. When you first take it out, it SHOULD be jiggly. It WILL harden as it cools.

Right out of the oven

As difficult as it may be, wait until it is cool (or mostly cool) before you dive in, or else you'll have a squishy pile of delicious (which is good too). Now it's time to enjoy. Om nom nom!

1 comment:

  1. Zomg bars. Ugh they look so good! I want some haha