S’more Bars in a Jar

Refreshed!!!  That is how I am feeling right now.  I have spent the last four mornings from 9am to noon ALONE, without children!!!  This is a first for me.

Every summer, I volunteer at our church Breakaway camp (VBS).  I love volunteering and being a part of such a fun-filled week for the kids.  However, this year I did it a little different.  I signed my kids up for two different weeks of camp.  The first I volunteered at and then the second camp, happening this week, I didn’t.  Dropping them off that first morning, I literally got a rush.  I had to refrain myself from skipping all the way back to the car.  Three hours all by myself!!!  The possibilities were limitless!!!

In the end, I spent most of my mornings cleaning house, doing laundry, and running errands.  It may sound a bit boring to some of you but let me tell you, I loved every minute of it.  And the best part of all was that at noon, when I picked my three little lovies up, I was ready to be a mom again and enjoy them the rest of the day :)

I made these S’more Bars in a Jar to show my appreciation to the wonderful volunteers who took care of my babies this week.  I now have my sanity back.

S’more Bars in a Jar
1 ½ cups graham crackers, broken into pieces
1 ½ cups miniature marshmallows
1 ½ cups semi sweet chocolate chips
½ cup brown sugar
In a 1 quart mason jar, layer all ingredients:  graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate chips and brown sugar.
Attach a tag with the following directions:  “Preheat oven to 350º F. Butter an 8” square baking dish. Mix contents of the jar with ½ cup melted butter.  Press firmly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.”


source:  adapted from Paula Deen

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  1. 1

    Oh, I know how you feel! Jordan has camp next week at the high school…and I will savor every single minute! :) Love these jars!
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    Foodiewife says:

    How I remember those moments. I still love “me time”. I do understand how much fun it is to run errands, by myself. I can listen to what I want, in my car. I can listen to silence, and think. It’s a sense of freedom. These are cute and clever gifts that anyone would appreciate. Hey! I’m glad you’re blogging more. You MUST come to San Francisco– email me at foodiewife@gmail.com because I’d love to know what rate you got at the St. Francis. I almost fainted when they quoted me $504.00 per night. Not!

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    Cindy MacLeod says:

    What a great week for you!! You certainly needed a much deserved break. And you’re right, it makes for a better, more cheerful mommy. I love the jars and can hardly wait to taste the bars.

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    sherry matrix says:

    that is awesome Allie!!!  Glad you got some time to yourself and I know all to well how good it feels to clean, do laundry and run errands ALONE!!!  Love our Bayside camps!

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    I JUST finished making these as well!! I am volunteering to help out with a 5K tomorrow and made up a jar of this as part of my donation for goodies for the raffle. So funny to stumble across yours as I just finished putting mine together. Love it & I hope the people we gift them to will love them as well :-)
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    Emily says:

    Ok this is the cutest thing ever. Serious, we should put everything in jars. Would love for you to link up at my Pin It Thursday party– http://www.sweetbellaroos.com/2012/07/19/pin-it-thursday3/
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    Mackenzie says:

    What a fun idea! I love the Smore Bar Idea! This would be a great summer hostess gift! Thanks! :) We would love to invite you to join us on Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know my readers will love all your recipes! Have a great weekend! Mackenzie :) http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/
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    Genny Heikka says:

    Those smores bars in a jar are too cute – and so is your blog!  What a beautiful place you have here, Allie! :)
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