A few weeks ago when I found 3B's...Baseball, Baking & Books , I slowly went through Ingrid's posts and printed page after page of recipes I wanted to try. One of those was Smore's Cookie Bars. I have always liked smore's although it has been quite some time since I have made or had one. I figured at some point I would get around to making them, I just needed a reason.
The last few times we have gone to the grocery store there has been a display on the end of the baking aisle with all of the ingredients for smore's and every time I pass it, I ask Scott do you like smore's? Usually I get a weird look or an I guess. (Totally not the answer I wanted!) I was just hoping he would say yes and give me a reason to try these out.
However, a few days ago one of my co-workers stopped by my desk to look for any sort of treats I may have brought, when he didnt see a container he gave me a look. He said he was like a trained dog and since I have been bringing things so often he kind of got used to it. That was all the push I needed to make Smore's Cookie Bars.
S’more Cookie Bars from Baking Bites
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 8 graham crackers)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and/or line an 8-inch square baking pan.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla.
3. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan.
The dry ingredients mixed with the butter mixture.
The first layer of dough spread out in the pan.
4. Place chocolate bars over dough (2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate if necessary to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick).
5. Spread the marshmallow fluff over the chocolate.
6. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles or panels and laying them together).
7. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
This is what it looked like right before going in the oven.
Coming out of the oven.
A few hours later after they cooled...yummy!
Since I was taking these to work I went ahead and doubled the entire recipe and used a 13 x 9 inch pan. Also I used a little bit extra of both the graham crackers and marshmellow fluff. Roughly 18 graham crackers and 2 jars of the fluff. These really turned out awesome, and I have already been asked to forward on the recipe. Try this you will not be dissapointed.