Who really uses evaporated milk anymore?
For reals. The stuff is a little scary and has “great grandma” written all over it. Sweetened condensed milk? Now, that’s a different story. I could drink that stuff with a straw and bow down to it for it’s majestic role in this grand beauty.
But evaporated milk?? Really, great grandma? Really?
But just look at what it’s mixed with:
Do you feel better now? I do. And I think we all know by now that you really can’t have enough graham crackers in the house. This woman seriously must have had a basement full of them to produce enough crumbs for all her treats.
In these bars, the crumbs are mixed with marshmallows, powdered sugar, nuts and chocolate then stuck in the fridge for an hour and sliced into dense, delicious rocky road bars! I totally would have named them s’mores bars but it wasn’t my recipe to name.
You know what they taste just like?? Golden graham treat bars. I LOVED those things.
To my delight, you couldn’t taste any weird evaporated milk taste in these bars. Like I said…golden graham treat bars all the way. Despite the massive amount of oozing dark chocolate you see in the photo above, they really aren’t all that chocolatey. Definitely more marshmallow + graham crackery.
I loved how thick these were! They’re kinda a pain to slice (put some muscle in it!) but would look lovely on a Thanksgiving dessert platter sliced up and dusted with an ample amount of powdered sugar.
So whatdayasay? Graham crackers for life? I’m not even a fourth of the way through great grandma’s recipes and already, I want to take stock in them….along with Crisco and shredded coconut, of course. Unfortunately, I made my first “weird” recipe from the stack yesterday, which I’ll share with you next week if you really, really want me to. Just remember that I told you it was weird up front. And that it contains prunes. Your call.
No-Bake Rocky Road Bars
makes about 12-14 bars
4 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 cups miniature marshmallows
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup powdered sugar
1 12-oz bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup evaporated milk
Mix together the graham cracker crumbs, marshmallows, nuts and powered sugar in a large bowl. Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Add the evaporated milk to the chocolate and stir until smooth and incorporated. Pour chocolate over graham cracker marshmallow mixture and toss until well combined.
Press mixture into a well-greased nine inch pan and pat down (easiest to do with wet hands!). Place in fridge until firm (about an hour). Dust with powdered sugar and slice into squares.