S’mores Oat Balls

Who else remembers Quaker’s S’mores Chewy Bars?  I used to love those as a kid but they never satisfied me, I was always left wanting more.  I happened to glance at a box of Chewy Bars at the store the other day and I knew I needed to try them again.  But at home.  And better.  These homemade balls are way more satisfying than any processed bar and they come together quickly to boot!

Yield: 15 balls; Prep Time: 25 minutes; Cook Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1.5 cups rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup crushed graham crackers (66 grams or 16 squares worth)
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  1. Place sugar and water in a medium pan over medium-high heat.  Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar has completely liquified.  Remove from heat.
  2. Place egg white, vanilla, and cream of tartar in a **clean and dry** bowl.  Beat until soft peaks begin to form.  A stand mixer would be preferable, but I’ve definitely done this using a handheld mixer and lots of patience.
  3. While mixer is running, carefully stream sugar syrup into bowl.
  4. Beat, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed, until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy; 7minutes.
  5. Let the marshmallow fluff mixture cool to room temperature if necessary, then add the oats, crushed graham crackers, and mini chocolate chips to the bowl.  Stir together with a spatula.
  6. Use your hands to form the balls into Tbsp-sized balls and place on a foiled cookie sheet.
  7. Refrigerate balls at least 2 hours before serving.

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