The Heavenliest Dessert Bars

Story

My dear friend Jackie and her family recently traveled to Arizona to visit her in-laws. While there, her mother-in-law pulled out this recipe that came from the “Taste of Home” magazine. Swearing by the ease of  assembling it and how good it was they decided to make it.

After two cookie pans, or as Jackie calls them “jelly roll” pans later she said they truly stood up to their name- The Heavenliest.

Me, not being one to turn down a sweet treat made these the exact night Jackie told me about them and oh my goodness are they heavenly!

NOTES:

  • These can be cut into large or small squares.
  • I only a a bag of large marshmallows and cut them into smaller pieces to cover the graham crackers.
  • Store in a container to keep them soft.
Questions for the Table
Sunday dinner should be a time for you and your family to enjoy each other’s company without distractions. We know how hard that is, which is why we introduced three questions at dinner to engage the whole family. This exercise will reveal stories and details about your loved ones that you never knew – stories you will cherish.
Try it yourself! Use the questions below at your next Sunday Supper.
1. Is there a dessert that was your favorite when you were a child? Why?
2. What was your favorite toy as a child and why?
3. If you could have anything you want for dessert, what would it be and why?

The Heavenliest Dessert Bars

Ingredients:

  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 2 cups minature marshmallows
  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a 15X10X1 baking/jelly roll/cookie pan with foil and extend it over the sides.
  • Lightly coat the foil with cooking spray.
  • Arange graham crackers in prepared pan and sprinkle with marshmallows.
  • In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and cinnamon.
  • Heat overlow to medium until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved.
  • Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
  • Spoon butter mixture over the marshmallows.
  • Sprinkle with the chopped pecans and coconut.
  • Bake for 12-16 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Cool completly and cut into squares.