I’m up super early this morning because I had to drop Andy at the airport for an early flight, so I thought I would spend my spare time sharing a perfect start to any day: s’mores cookie bars.
That’s right. You don’t need a campfire, or even an official-looking microwave contraption, to make the perfect graham-crackerey-chocolate-marshmallow treat.
You just need an abundance of Hershey bars and a willingness to get a little messy. Because let’s face it: I can’t do anything involving marshmallow creme without making a huge mess.
Don’t worry–the mess is worth it.
S’mores cookie bars
I got this recipe from a coworker a few years ago, but I don’t know the original source. If it’s yours, let me know and I’ll link to you.
- 1/2 c unsalted butter at room temperature
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/2 c granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla
- 1 and 1/3 c all-purpose flour
- 3/4 c graham cracker crumbs (I use my meat tenderizer to crush them in a large ziploc bag)
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2 king-sized Hershey bars (or your preferred milk chocolate)
- 1 small jar marshmallow creme
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a small glass baking dish.
- Using a stand mixer or beaters, cream together butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla.
- Whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Add to butter mixture and beat on low until combined.
- Divide dough in half. Press half into the bottom of the baking dish in an even layer. Place chocolate bars over dough so you have an even layer of chocolate.
- Spread marshmallow creme on top of chocolate. Exercise patience.
- Flatten remaining dough into small slabs and place on top of marshmallow creme. Try to cover all marshmallow, but it’s ok if a little bit peeks through.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until the top is lightly browned. Cool completely (several hours or overnight) before cutting into bars.
These are extremely rich. The first time I made them, I cut my bars too large, and we had to cut them in half. But if that’s how you roll, don’t let me stop you.