Tuesday, May 15, 2012

S'mores Cookie Bars

Some of you may have seen this divine creation floating around pinterest. After our camping expedition a couple weeks ago, I had some leftover s'mores materials and decided it was the perfect excuse to try this amazing cookie bar. Since I was trying to use up the things I had bought for the trip, I eliminated the marshmallow fluff from the original recipe and used actual marshmallows instead. Using real marshmallows actually ended up creating this gorgeous crispy, caramelized texture which tasted amazing. While the visual result didn't look quite as "s'mores-y", the taste was to die for.

I brought these to work and someone actually told me that these were "possibly the best thing [they'd] ever eaten". True story.

Now, go throw a Memorial Day party and make these babies. You won't regret it. Your friends will adore you. (Tip: You may want to double the recipe because these will be gone quickly.)

S'mores Cookie Bars
Adapted from Lovin' From The Oven
Yield: 9 good-size cookie bars
Prep Time: about 15 minutes
Bake Time: 30-35 minutes
Total Time: about 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup butter (1 stick), room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 11 graham cracker squares, pulsed in a food processor)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 king-size milk chocolate bars (i.e. Hershey's)
12 large marshmallows, cut in half (or 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff/creme)

DIRECTIONS:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugars until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix on a low speed until combined.

Divide dough in half and press half of dough in an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. If needed, break up the candy bar a little to make sure it is an even layer, no more than 1/4 inch thick. Place marshmallow halves over chocolate to form an even layer. Finally, place the remaining dough in a single-layer on top of the marshmallows. (This is best achieved by flattening dough into small shingles and laying them together.)

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Eat your heart out and be happy.

13 comments:

Brooke said...

Ok, these look AMAZING.

Jenni Austria Germany said...

just bookmarked this page....cause i'll be back for this...

Catherine said...

@Jenni You won't regret it. Seriously so good.

Mal said...

ooooh yum! These look fabulous

Mal @ The Chic Geek

Mode a'Portee said...

Recipes to try... Looked divine!!

Laura Go said...

thank you for sharing this. OH man, This is getting made STAT.

♥ laura
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Elle-Living in Color said...

oh my yum!! I definitely pinned this recipe, and I will be trying them out ASAP after seeing your successful try at them :) thanks for sharing! How delicious! I'm going to follow you so we can keep in touch! I'd love if you'd visit my site again, and if you like, follow along! take care!
xo, elle from Living in Color.

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

This is just mouth-watering!

Sara said...

Thanks for the follow, pretty lady! I am definitely a fan of your blog, and I may or may not be making these yummy cookies very, very soon. ;)

xo

look see said...

Those look insanely awesome!

Jenna said...

I saw this picture and was instantly drooling! I must try these :)

xxx
Jenna

Simply Marilla said...

These look delicious, perfect summer dessert.

Allie said...

my mouth is watering!!! i love anything smores!