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This is my idea of a delicious birthday dessert.  I’m really not a cake lover like the rest of my family.  So when my big day rolls around, I make this fun recipe.  
Ingredients :

-8 whole graham crackers

-6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

-1/4 cup sugar

-4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, cut into medium chunks (I hate cutting up chocolate as the bars are so hard.  So what I do instead is I remove the bar from the box but keep the wrapper folded around the bar.  Then I slam the bar against the counter several times until it’s in small enough pieces.  Works great!)

-1 can ( 14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

-1 teaspoon vanilla extract

-1 1/2 – 2 cups mini marshmallows

Steps: 

  1. Set oven to 375 degrees. Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position. Line a 13 x 9 inch pan with heavy duty foil, leaving an overhang on two long sides to facilitate removal of bars.

  2. Spray the pan bottom with vegetable cooking spray, then line with the graham crackers, trimming as necessary to fit.


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3. Mix butter and sugar in a small bowl.


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Pour over the crackers, and spread evenly with a rubber spatula.


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Bake until sugar bubbles, around 7 minutes. Let cool on a rack until sugar hardens, about five minutes. (Leave oven on.)


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Meanwhile heat chocolate and condensed milk in a large heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


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Spread chocolate mixture over the graham crackers. Sprinkle with marshmallows.


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Return to oven and bake until marshmallows turn golden brown, about 7 minutes longer.


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Let cool on a wire rack.

  1. Use foil to lift from pan. Cut bars with a knife coated with vegetable spray.

  2. Enjoy!

Adapted from Perfect Recipes for Having People Over by Pam Anderson

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