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.

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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

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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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Christine
Christine

How far in advance can you make these with them still tasting ‘fresh’?

Sharon
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.

Kim - Liv Life

OOhh!!! This is a dessert that has my name all over it! I adore anything graham cracker, and these beauties fit the bill. Lovely photos to go with the post!

Ala

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!!!

Kelli
Kelli

I’m with you, I love graham crackers!

Aggie
Aggie

Oh I’m a sucker for plain ole graham crackers too, they are classic & perfect.

Now these bars? Brilliant!!

Laura R.
Laura R.

These look & sound so good! I love Graham crackers. We always have them on hand.

Emily @ Life on Food

I am with you on the graham crackers. You kind of forget about them on their own. But once I start snacking, the whole sleeve will quickly disappear. These looks great.

Becky @ Love to be in the Kitchen

I love the way you write. You always make me laugh! This recipe looks amazing. Great idea!

Samah@ Good Cooks

I love gram cracker too, and these bars are just gorgeous to keep for trying…

Erin @ Making Memories

Holy smokes. You’re right! You can’t go wrong with that! Looks amazing!

Katy @ KatysKitchen

Mmm, looks yummy. I’ve been looking for a recipe for some graham crackers that have been sitting in my pantry for too long!

Michelle

I’m far more suspicious of those who say they DON’T like graham crackers…. These look awesome.

Colette @ JFF!

Irresistible!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Oh my goodness these look amazing!

Jenna @ www.sensationallyseasonal.com

These look great!

I also share in the graham cracker love. They are sweet enough to taste almost desserty, healthy enough to be almost healthy, and make a great vehicle for peanut butter and honey, or chocolate and are delish dipped in milk.

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

Yum . . .

Barb @ FL Mom

I really like this recipe! I would have never thought of using Rolos!

Gloria @ Simply Gloria

I always thought it was a treat growing up, having frosting in between two graham crackers. I think this is genius… and the rolos! I can’t stop looking at them! (=

luv what you do

I want one of those RIGHT NOW!
I love s’mores and would eat that entire pan : )

Joanne

I just nibbled on some graham crackers earlier! Good stuff. I think they would have been much better with a rolo filling!

Lynna

I live the addition of the rolos!!

Mal @ The Chic Geek

I love graham crackers, these bars look awesome!

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

I’m totally a graham cracker girl. I love them! Especially dipped in frosting. Melted Rolos…that’ll have to happen!

Rachel @ Bakerita

These look too good. I’m a total graham cracker fiend too, and I need these in my life ASAP. Definitely making & pinned!

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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