Who's ready for camping season to get here already!?!? If you can't wait to do the official version of s'mores, here's something to tide you over. (Setting up a tent in your living room would also be helpful.)
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
18 whole graham crackers, crushed, about 3 cups
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 milk chocolate bars, approximately 1 1/2 ounces each
3 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows
Heat oven to 350°. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in crushed graham crackers, flour, and salt. Reserve 2 1/2 cups of the graham cracker mixture, and press remaining mixture over the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Arrange chocolate bars, in a single layer, over graham cracker mixture in the pan. Sprinkle with marshmallows. Crumbled reserved 2 1/2 cups graham cracker mixture over the marshmallows. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 10 minutes. Cut into bars and cool completely.
Makes about 2 dozen bars.
NOTE: DO NOT OVERBAKE! Mine are usually done within about 18 minutes or so and it will vary in your own oven. Keep a close eye on them. Allow the marshmallows to brown a little bit, but if they liquify completely, the marshmallow will carmelize into a very hard substance and the bars won't be very good! (And sometimes, inedible.)