Inside out s’mores bars and end of summer peeps party!

It has been a very busy weekend.  Wrapping things up before school starts on Wednesday and enjoying the final days of summer was on our agenda.  On Friday the kids had their back to school physicals and our little man was excited to hear that he is now official taller than his big sister.  Hubby and I enjoyed a peaceful night together at our fire pit with a little wine and some music, until the rain started.  Saturday we had lunch out with the kids before a little shopping trip.  Love a great shoe sale!  That evening was our dinner club and I have a special blog planned in the next day or two to show the dessert we made (delicious) and the fun we had.  
Sundays plans were at the request of our little man, “let’s have a party with our neighbors”!  So that is what we did.  We invited our peeps across the street and our peeps in our backyard for a “simple” cookout.  “Giada” across the street and husband started the party off with appetizers and swimming.  We then all moved to our backyard for dinner and movie night.  Hubby and I supplied the hamburgers and hot dogs, “Grandma’s ” cole slaw, Ina Garten’s carrot salad and homemade Macaroni and Cheese at the request of the our little second grader to before the back yard.  “Mrs. T makes the best Mac and cheese!”.  The others filled in with pasta salad, tomato basil salad, brownies, cookies and a cake.
Our evening ended with movies in the back yard shown on a sheet screen tacked to the window frame overlooking the patio.  We tested out the videos with a little reminiscing by watching home movies from about 10 years ago where we had all three families featured.  Then we watched “Here Comes The Boom” with Kevin James, Henry Winkler (kids had no idea who he was) and Selma Hyack.  Great movie for the  entire family.  We then started “The Incredible Burt Wonderstone” but fast moving storms stopped our movie.  That was ok, it wasn’t very good.    It was a great evening with our peeps!

So for dessert I prepared these Inside Out S’mores bars.  Easy and delicious and less of a mess than the traditional  s’mores we make  at our pit.  Found this recipe a few years back in Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Inside Out S’mores Bars

  • 1/2cup butter
  • 2ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1cup sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 1teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4cup all-purpose flour
  • 9honey graham cracker squares
  • 1cup tiny marshmallows

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 11x7x1 1/2-inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly grease the pan. Set pan aside. 

In a medium saucepan melt the butter and chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat. Stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla until combined. Stir in flour.

Spread half the batter in the prepared pan. Top with graham crackers (divide as needed to evenly top the batter). Sprinkle marshmallows on the graham crackers, but do not let them touch the sides of the pan. Carefully spread the remaining batter on the marshmallows and graham crackers, covering them completely.Bake brownies for 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

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