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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rocky Ledge Bars

Unfortunately, there will be no Sweet Melissa Sundays for me today. I'm sorry! But I do have a recipe to share with you and it is pretty scrumptious. It's quick and easy, too - so if you forgot to get your Valentine something there's still time to whip up a batch, throw a bow on it, and pretend like you've been slaving away in the kitchen for them all morning.

What do you get when you combine a blondie, a s'more, peanut butter and nilla wafers?? Well... these Rocky Ledge Bars, based off of a Martha Stewart recipe. I scaled it back, made some substitutions, added some yummy things and left others out and ended up with this. These are a great use-whatever-you-have-on-hand kind of recipe...very substitution friendly.

Rocky Ledge Bars adapted from Martha Stewart
1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup + 2 Tblspn all-purpose flour
1 1/8 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1.5 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter chips
1/4 cup crushed nilla wafer crumbs, and extra for dusting
cinnamon sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8x8 square baking pan and line with parchment.
Whisk together flour, nilla crumbs, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix butter and brown sugar until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add eggs and vanilla, and mix until combined. Add the flour mixture and stir until combined. Fold in 1/4 cup each of the marshmallows, chocolates, and peanut butter chips.
Spread batter in prepared pan. Sprinkle the remaining marshmallows, chocolates, peanut butter chips, and nilla crumbs on top. Sprinkle with powdered sugar to taste. Bake until golden brown and a cake tester comes out clean, about 30-35 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.

(For SMS, visit Spike Bakes' Blog to see the recipe... They did Chocolate Mousse this week, mmmm!!!! And see how it came out for the bakers by checking out of the blogroll. Happy Valentine's Day... or Happy Anna Howard Shaw day!)


Flourchild said...

We were on the same page this week. I didn't bake SMS but made somthing with peanut butter in it too! The Rocky Ledge Bars look really good and Im sure they taste great!
Happy Valentines day to you!!

Ingrid said...

Those bars look and sounds fantastic. I was in as soon as I read blondie and s'mores!

Btw, 1.5 large eggs, huh? So how'd you determine the .5?

Happy V-day!

Shandy said...

Oh YUM! These bars look absolutely delicious!

margot said...

Yum! I've made these before and my boyfriend LOVED them. I love the addition of vanilla wafers. They are so perfect for cleaning out the pantry, I always have partial bags of chips around.

Susan said...

Your bars look great! Thanks for sharing. :)

Katiecakes said...

Wow, you're forgiven for missing SMS this week! These bars look amazing!!

Katie xox

Ash said...

I love the look of these bars! There's tons of goodness packed in here!

Megan said...

My kids would love these, especially since the batter doesn't contain nuts. Of course, I have the book but god forbid I should make anything from it!

lakegirl said...

These look delicious! I love the plate they are photographed on.

Tracey said...

I've made these two and they were very yummy! I love that they're so adaptable so you can use whatever you have hanging around.

wood furniture said...

Happy Valentine's Day to you and to your family! The bars look so delicious and sweet. Perfect for the day of hearts or even the whole year round.

Eliana said...

What an incredible medley of flavors you have going on here. They look amazing!


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