Graham Cracker Bars

These no bake graham cracker bars are so easy and yummy!

I love graham crackers.

I know they are kind of boring, and old fashionedy, but I love them.

 

And really, beyond being delicious on their own, they’re so useful.

And aren’t we all just looking to be useful?

 

Where would a S’more be without it’s main squeeze, the graham?

Where would cheesecake be without it’s homeboy, the crust?

 

How else would I justify eating straight frosting without Frosting Grahams to make it acceptable?

 

And honestly I love them plain.  Which probably makes me 80 years old, but that’s fine.  I will be an awesome old person.

 

These bars are graham from head to toe.  Oh yeah, with the exception that I added in some Rolos.  I just can’t let things be.

 

Graham Cracker Bars.

Graham Cracker Bars | Cookies and Cups

They’re super easy too.. no bake is where it’s at.

Just mix together some butter, milk, sugar, an egg and some vanilla.  Bring that to a boil, like you would if you were making caramel…but immediately take it off of the heat and whisk in some graham cracker crumbs.
 photo IMG_7881_zps384423d8.jpgLet that business cool for about 30 minutes.
When it has cooled down, you’ll want to add in your Rolo candies..
 photo IMG_7884_zps5c7517ec.jpgThen spread that on top of 6 graham crackers lined up tightly…
 photo IMG_7887_zps3480142f.jpgIt might ooze over a little bit, and that’s fine, just try your best to keep it on top…
 photo IMG_7887_zps3480142f.jpgCover that with plastic wrap and let it set up in the fridge for about 4 hours. I know it’s a long time, but trust me.

When it’s ready, cut it into pieces right along the lines of the graham crackers…you’ll have 24 pieces.
 photo IMG_7954_zpsd66717d8.jpgThen if you’re feeling fancy you can drizzle them with some white chocolate…
 photo IMG_7958_zpsbf9d2095.jpgThat’s it!

 

Just let them come up to room temperature before eating, unless you want to break a tooth on a cold Rolo.

A simple treat for all you graham cracker people out there. Oh yeah, and Rolo people 🙂
Graham Cracker Bars | Cookies and CupsNext time I am gonna try adding some marshmallows instead of Rolo..or maybe M&Ms…or maybe Reese’s Cups…

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Graham Cracker Bars


Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 12 full graham crackers
  • 1 1/2 cups Rolo candies (or any other chocolate based candy)
  • *optional ~ 1 cup white chocolate to drizzle

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat combine butter, sugar, milk, egg and vanilla. Whisk ingredients together. Allow mixture to come to a boil. Remove from heat, whisk in graham cracker crumbs and set aside. Allow to cool for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Place 6 full graham crackers next to each other, side by side. Reserve the remaining graham crackers to go on top.
  3. When filling is cooled, stir in Rolo candies and spread carefully on top of 6 graham crackers. Careful not to move the crackers. Filling will likely ooze over the side, which is totally fine, but try to keep it on top of the crackers.
  4. Carefully place the remaining 6 crackers on top, lining up with the crackers underneath.
  5. Cover the crackers with plastic wrap and place in fridge to set up, at least 4 hours.
  6. When crackers are set up, carefully cut them into pieces, along the crackers perforation.
  7. If desired melt white chocolate and drizzle on top.
  8. Allow white chocolate to set, and allow to come up to room temperature before eating, as Rolos will be hard if they are cool.

Notes

adapted from BHG

 

40 Responses

  1. Sandra

    I must make these! I can’t keep graham crackers in the house because I have no.self.control. with them (plain, just right out of the package, all of them at once).

  2. Good lord, girl–these remind me of the Disneyland graham cracker PB-dipped squares–except maybe a bajillion times better. This will be perfect for my friend with nut allergies. Thank you!!!

  3. Sharon

    These were so easy to make! They are delicious! All I could hear was my husband smacking his lips! I used Dove chocolates filled with caramel. Will definitely make this again.

    1. Shelly

      I wouldn’t recommend making them more than one or two days ahead. I always prefer baked good the day of or within the first few days.

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