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It is the start of the fourth week of school for us and the routine is already starting to set in. Carpool for my oldest is going extremely well and the bus is taking the little ones to school. With two different schools now on my radar I have to be more planned and alert this year than when all of my kids were in the same elementary school. The truth is, even at the start of only the second week of school, I am starting to miss my girls. They are just too fun and, despite a lot of work and three dogs, the house does seem too quiet. Making after school snack time special is helping me catch up with the kids after school and makes me feel more connected. Plus, I like creating fun things that they love and watching their eyes widen with excitement for snack time! The After School Encouragement Bags I made last week were a HUGE hit. So I thought, why not use the same ingredients to create some Goldfish Crackers Marshmallow Bars Recipe?
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I have never made these before but used a time honored marshmallow treat recipe as my guide. My kids, and I, if I am honest, love to munch on Goldfish crackers so making a fun and sweet snack bar just made sense. I needed more Goldfish crackers since I used them all for my After School Encouragement Bags, so I headed to Walmart once more and the cracker aisle. The huge back to school display they had a few weeks ago was gone but the aisle was stocked. I grabbed the Bulk Cheddar and Bulk Colors Goldfish crackers and then my eyes rested on something super yummy! Goldfish crackers Mix Chocolate Mint & Pretzel. Now these would be perfect in the bars!
Loading up on the rest of the ingredients I needed, I headed home. I unloaded the groceries and immediately went to work creating these fun bars!
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 bag mini marshmallows
- Bag of Goldfish crackers Mix Chocolate Mint & Pretzel (about 3 cups)
- 2 cups Goldfish crackers Cheddar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 2 sections of chocolate almond bark
- Melt the butter in the microwave. Add the marshmallows and coat. Put the mixture back in the microwave for a minute and a half. Quickly add all of the Goldfish crackers, a little at a time. Coat them well and let cool for just a minute. Add in the chocolate chips (they will melt), mix well. Pour the mixture into a well greased pan and let sit until the mixture is set.
- Once set well where they can be cut, remove them from the pan. In a small bowl or on a deep plate, melt the white chocolate 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between. Dip the bottom of the Goldfish crackers Marshmallow Bars into the chocolate and set to dry on parchment paper.
A few tips on this one.
If your bars are not setting quickly, you can put them in the freezer for about half an hour. I was in a rush to get these done for my kids so I did this to speed up the “setting’ process.
Use parchment paper to push the mixture tightly into the dish. The more it is ‘crushed’ together, the better it sets and cuts.
Letting the bars set with the chocolate coating on the bottom forms a base which makes them less sticky!
I love having Goldfish crackers on hand to snack on with my kids. I also have a lot of fresh produce on hand so that my kids have a smarter snack. Pairing a little sweet, a little salty and a little fruit has gotten high marks from kids coming home after a day of learning! Goldfish crackers are the perfect solution for my kids snacking and mealtime recipes and I am brainstorming for even more fun recipe ideas to incorporate them in!
Make this fun Goldfish Crackers Marshmallow Bars Recipe and pack them for a picnic, take them to the playground or munch on them together as you catch up with your child’s day!