Smores Cookie Bars. Graham Cracker, Hershey’s Chocolate and marshmallow wrapped up neatly in a bar.
I had to make these bars. My reputation depended on it.
You know your kids are proud of you when they show your site off to their friends. My son came home the other day from school and asked me to make a treat for his class. My son is in High School! Really, I asked? Why?
“Well Mom, we got done our work early in class (his AP History class) and we we’re playing around on the internet and I showed everyone your site. Even the teacher was looking. They want you to make something. They want the Hot Chocolate cookies.”
“My dear son, I’ve never made Hot Chocolate Cookies. What are you talking about?”
“Yes you have, just look at your recipes.” As I pull up the site, we’re looking together, still going back and forth on what I have and have not made “Mom, just move, let me do it, see, there, Hot Chocolate Muffins!”
Smart a$$ me “those are muffins, not cookies.”
“Well they want cookies.”
It’s almost spring, I don’t want to make anything Hot Chocolate right now. But my almost a man son has put my reputation out there. I have to make something, and it has to be good. Oh, and it has to travel well. And it has to look good because it’s not just the kids, the teacher was looking too. Hot chocolate, hummmm, chocolate and marshmallows….S’mores! I’ll make s’mores cookies.
NOT! I made s’mores cookies, guess what happens to the marshmallows when you put them in the dough? The get all melty and run, and make an ugly cookie.
“Mom, I can take these, they’re good!”
“No they are not, they’re not pretty. I can’t have you taking something that isn’t perfect. You’re the one who showed your class my blog.” Yes they tasted wonderful, just like a S’more should and I’m sure the kids would have eaten them all and not even realized that they weren’t pretty, but I’m vain. Now people in his school know what I can do. We’re small town, If even one adult hears that I make ugly cookies….how will I able be able to show my face in public again.
So I send my son off to school without the ugly cookies and the promise that I will have something for him soon.
A S’mores Cookie Bar is born!
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Oh, and the verdict at school? I’m awesome! Reputation still in tact.
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