Campfire Bars

Campfire Bars In a JAR! Great Gift idea!!

So you guys.

I have this book.  It’s called Desserts In Jars.  I have talked about it before a few times here and here

I love it.

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It’s written by the sweet Shaina Olmanson who also happens to write the site Food For My Family, which is great!

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Since it’s the holiday season and everyone is gifting sweet treats, there hasn’t been a more perfect time to get the Desserts in Jars and invest in some sweet jars (HERE are the ones I use for most recipes in the book).

While I was flipping through the pages of the book I came across the fun recipe for “Campfire Bars”…

While everyone else is giving cookie trays, I thought it would be fun to give a jar with all the ingredients for a sweet treat that my friends could make when they weren’t being inundated with already made treats.

So that’s what I did.

 

And while “Campfire Bars” sound all outdoorsy and camp-ish, I guarantee you they are not.  You bake these inside your warm home with your oven.  No campfire needed.

I mean, if you want to eat them BY a fire, well, that’s totally your choice…and I think a nice fire in the fireplace would work perfectly well!

 

So back to my bars.

All you ‘ll need is a 1 quart jar (like THESE)

Just layer your ingredients…

It’s totally easy.

Also, you can attach a cute label on the top of the jar, or on your ribbon with the directions.

Shaina has some already made labels for these HERE.

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Giving this as a gift along with the Desserts in Jars book would make such a sweet hostess gift!

 

So I decided, just for quality control I needed to make the bars.

I’m a good friend like that.

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And the thing about these bars is they couldn’t be simpler.  All you have to add to your ingredients is melted butter.

Yep.

That’s it.

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Spread it into your pan and bake.  That’s it.

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Sweet and sticky and totally addicting.
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Campfire Bars and a Desserts in Jars Giveaway!


Description:

makes 1 jar mix, enough to make 16 bars prepared


Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers, chopped into 1 inch squares
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup milk chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Baking Kisses
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Layer all ingredients in a 1 quart jar in order they are listed. Seal with a lid.
  2. To make bars, mix all ingredients with a bowl with 8 tbsp of melted butter.
  3. Spread in an 8×8 baking pan and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Cool completely before cutting.

Notes:

recipe adapted from Desserts in Jars

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Wendy
Wendy

Need help! This recipe is so simple and I know I followed it correctly. I ended up with a gooey mess instead of bars. Your pictures show chunks of the chocolate chips where mine all melted. Mine just didn’t look at all like the photos. Can you offer some help. Some ideas of how to make it come out better? Thank you.

Vickie
Vickie

I have never had anything in a jar but loves this idea so much…this would be great for picnics like salad/soups too…I think.
Wonder if you could make key lime pie or or coconut cake in a jar? Whole new concept to me. LOVE IT.
Thanks

Amy
Amy

I just made these for some campground friends, such a very cute idea! But as I printed the labels, they seem to be for wide mouth jars and 🙁 mine are not!

Diane
Diane

Thank you (didn’t notice it on the lid when I asked). Can’t wait to make this. I’m sure it will be a well-received gift!!

Diane
Diane

These sound great, and now I really want to give this as a gift! Can you tell me the baking temperature? I don’t see it on the recipe.

Liane
Liane

I’ve made pumpkin pies in the jar and also a fruit trifle.

kris
kris

ive done strawberry shortcakes in a jar! yum.

Emily

These look so good! I’ve done banana pudding in jars before, they were really cute.

Brandi
Brandi

I have never made a dessert in a jar! I would love, love, love to make them and give them as gifts!

Karen Z
Karen Z

I got one once that wasn’t very good. I would love some ideas for treats that are yummy and look pretty 🙂

Tracy Lawrence
Tracy Lawrence

I’ve never given gifts in jars but I love the idea!

Angela
Angela

I haven’t made a ‘dessert in a jar’ before, but would love to try the S’mores one! Would love to see a Kentucky Derby Pie in a jar!

Crystal C.
Crystal C.

I have been wanting to make some desserts in a jar, but have not had the chance to yet…I do like the idea of making a mix rather than the actual treat. I love your recipe and will definitely be adding it to my list of sweet treats!

dawne
dawne

i give cookies in a jar to my coworkers every year for christmas and they look forward to the week before christmas when i deliver them 🙂 but i would love to learn some other things to jar up 🙂

Misty O
Misty O'Brien

I love making anything in a jar. For gifts I love giving pies in jars that can be baked right in the little buggers.

Esther Holden

Love your post! I made a sweet pound cake “triffle” in a jar using store bought poundcake that I cut with a round cookie cutter to fit a ball jar and layered in blackberry jam and a little frosting between the slices then tied some pretty bakers twine around the top of the jar and added wooden fork. Would make a cute favor for a party!

Cathy Martibn
Cathy Martibn

I love it

Melanie
Melanie

One year, I gave away a ton of jar gifts. I did hot chocolate mix, monster cookies, pancake mixes (and paired that with fancy syrup, OJ and champagne), and homemade taco seasoning. Very fun.

DebR
DebR

I haven’t made one yet, but I think snickerdoodle cookie ingredients would work well, and it’s my family’s favorite! Thanks for your tasty ideas!

Katherine R.

I’ve never made a dessert in a jar, but I think that they would make great party treats or Christmas gifts, especially the mixes! They are so darn cute.

Kelly E
Kelly E

I have made 2 things in a jar. One was a cupcake in a jar, they were great and the other was a cookie mix in a jar and that was a Christmas gift for my daughters’ teacher a couple years ago. I would love to get this book, I have been searching for some new ideas for some gift ideas in a jar. Thank you for this opprotunity!!

Bobbi Jo Carico
Bobbi Jo Carico

I have made brownies in a jar to give away as gifts to co-workers. I would love more ideas!

Addie
Addie

I received Chocolate Chip cookies in a jar as an exchange gift and it was so impressive I copied the idea and made several to give away.

Sue Schiel

A friend gave these out as a party favor at her bridle shower. Hat fun!

Sue Schiel

I friend gave these out as the party favor at her bridle shower. What fun!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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