Saturday, July 6, 2013

Celebrating the Fourth of July with Bacon (S'more Bacon Bars)

The Fourth of July is always an exciting time.  Lots of good food, picnics, barbeques, beer, bacon and fireworks.  What more could a girl want?  I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Fourth of July.  What would our forefathers think of us now?  I'm not entirely sure, but I'm sure that they would love the BBQ's, the Beer and the fireworks.

I made these desert bars for a 4th party.  There were mixed reviews.  One person didn't like the texture the bacon added, but most loved it.  Nothing reminds me more of summer than ooey, gooey S'mores.  These are still a little gooey, but in bar form they are less messy.  Try them out!

S’more Bacon Bars
Serves: 9 bars

6 slices of bacon, cooked, drained on a paper towel and crumbled into small pieces
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
1 and 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cook your bacon in the oven, on a cooling rack over a baking sheet for 20 minutes, or until desired doneness.  Drain on a paper towel, and crumble into small pieces and set aside.

Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture.

Press half of dough into a greased 9x9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top. Top with Bacon.  Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.

Bake for 30-35, or until golden.

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