I just need to start off by saying that any time I eat s’more now, all I can think of is the line in The Sandlot where a kid asks Smalls if he wants a s’more, and his response is “s’more of what?”. Forever ingrained in my brain – now back to the regularly scheduled programming.
You know the good part of the s’more? Okay, the entire thing that’s good, but there are also parts of the s’more that really make it GREAT. The gooey inside of the marshmallow. The slight crunch of the burnt marshmallow. The warm drippy chocolate. THOSE are the parts I live for time and time again!
I also used to have a thing for putting some kind of extra lush & gooey addition in the middle of the graham cracker, marshmallow & chocolate to really just top everything off. And that, for me, was peanut butter. My friends thought I was weird until I made them try it… and let’s just say I’ll be expecting my thank you note in the mail any day now – 10 years later. 😉
These s’mores blondie bars truly have all my favorite next-level attributes of a s’more in them. Soft inside? Check. Melty chocolate? Check. Toasty marshmallows? Check. Anddd extra lush addition to tie it all together. Absolutely! However, this time, it isn’t peanut butter, no, it’s tahini! Truly a jack of all trades. Tahini can be sweet or savory, a topping or an ingredient – really anything! And in these bars, the tahini adds an element of gooey-ness, and really brings everything together.
Let’s cook, shall we?!
If you made this recipe, I’d love to see it! Let me know in the comments or tag me on IG at @simply_unbeetable 🙂