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Golden Grahams S’mores

by Jamie on October 10, 2013

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Golden Grahams S’mores – a delicious and simple combination of Golden Grahams Cereal, mini marshmallows and milk chocolate.

If you read MBA on a regular basis, you may remember me discussing my new position at work. One of the duties of this new position is heading up The Box Tops for Education program. In case you’re not aware of the program, it’s one of the nation’s largest school fundraising loyalty programs and has been helping schools succeed since 1996. So far, America’s schools have earned over $525 million from Box Tops.

You basically clip small Box Top coupons from over 240 participating products such as Ziploc, Cheerios, Betty Crocker and Land O’ Lakes. Schools collect the coupons (each is worth 10¢), count them up and turn them into Box Tops for Education. In return, Box Tops for Education provides the school with a check to purchase whatever they need most, from books to field trips to playgrounds. We’re using ours to fund our school store, which is part of our Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program.

You might also know that I’m pretty OCD, so I’ve spent many of hours expertly clipping perfectly shaped Box Tops and meticulously stapling them to the submission forms. Sounds monotonous, right? IT IS! I’m fairly certain that I drive the school secretary crazy with the daily, over-dramatized clicking of the stapler.

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While checking out the Box Tops Facebook page for updates and sweepstakes, I stumbled across a recipe for Golden Grahams S’mores, which immediately made this pregnant girl overly excited.

I’ve been kind of addicted to both Golden Grahams and S’mores while pregnant and couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of this combination before. Eric was just about as excited as I was and made a special trip to the grocery store because a.) he’s amazing like that and b.) we were almost out of Golden Grahams.

Golden Grahams S’mores bars come together in minutes and inhalation might better describe our first taste of these bad boys rather than the more common word – eating. I think you guys are going to adore them!

Oh, and if you happen use items with Box Tops and aren’t currently donating them to a school, we would be happy to take them off of your hands – heck, I’ll even clip them into perfectly shaped rectangles for ya!

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You can mail them to:
My Baking Addiction
P.O. Box 1297
Holland, OH 43528

Thanks so much!!

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Golden Grahams S'mores Recipe

October 10th, 2013

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons unsalted butter

6 1/2 cups miniature marshmallows, divided use

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

8 cups Golden Grahams cereal

1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

5 miniature Hershey Bars

Directions:

1. Butter a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan.

2. In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add in 5 1/2 cups of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

3. Gradually add in Golden Grahams cereal; stirring until well coated. Fold in the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and milk chocolate chips.

4. Using buttered spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan. Gently press miniature Hersey's Bar pieces into the top of the bars. Cool. Cut into 2-inch squares.

Notes:

- Store Golden Grahams S'mores Bars covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

My Baking Addiction adapted from Betty Crocker.


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Ashley M. October 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

These look sooooo yummy!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie October 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

I’ve made a s’mores puppy show using golden grahams cereal, I’ll have to try this too!

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Cookbook Queen October 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

You are so cute — Jon David’s school has a competition each month for the class that brings in the most box tops. The winner gets pizza. So of course…I am always sending in box tops!! Such a cool program. And I LOVE these bars!!

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Linda October 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

Did your cereal stay crispy? Mine got soft and leathery. Not very appetizing.

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Mimi @ Culinary Couture October 10, 2013 at 2:53 pm

First off, your pictures are gorgeous! Secondly, I clip box tops for my nephew’s school all the time! It’s a great program!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar October 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

I looooove the look of this!!

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lynn @ the actor's diet October 10, 2013 at 9:49 pm

When I was a kid I’d read the side of the Golden Grahams box wanting to make these. I think it’s time…

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Allison October 11, 2013 at 11:09 am

Well this is timely. I was just saying yesterday that although I don’t think I’ve tasted a golden graham since I was ten years old, I suddenly had a mysterious craving for the sugary little things. Hmm. And now this recipe . . . well, I think a trip to the grocery is in order this morning. Yum! P.S. So excited for your little one on the way!!!

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The Bearfoot Baker October 12, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Oh the hours spent collecting box tops! LOL I bet your Golden Grahams S’mores will make it more fun. I am going to make them and I will let you know. ;)

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Jamie October 16, 2013 at 11:14 am

Yes! Please stop back and let us know! Have a fantastic day!

-Jamie

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Beth Young October 15, 2013 at 11:26 am

I LOVE Golden Grahams! I’m really sad that I can’t get them in Italy! Will be trying this recipe out when I’m next in the UK!

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Rachel @thedessertchronicles October 15, 2013 at 5:06 pm

I LOVE golden grahams! Can’t wait to make these!

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Kathy February 9, 2014 at 10:34 am

Your post made me giggle. I was the Box Tops Coordinator for my kids school for about 10 years and I too cut them into perfect little rectangles! My youngest is soon to graduate from high school, but he is still trained to cut every box top he sees: I find them on the kitchen counter all the time and send them to the elementary school they boys attended:)

I was searching for this recipe to make the high school ski team their favorite treat for the next race:)

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