May 2, 2009

S'mores Cookie Bars

Um, these things are - as a friend likes to say - S'MOREGASMIC!

I had seen the recipe for these a while back and while they looked incredible and the reviews were incredible I did a, well, incredible job staying away. Willpower at its finest. Until now, that is.

Not sure what it was, but it was like they've been calling out to me so I finally had to succumb and WOW am I glad I did.

S'mores Cookie Bars
(I believe taken from here)

  • 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
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
  6. Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed until combined.
  7. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan.
  8. 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.
  9. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff.
  10. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).
  11. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned.
  12. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Makes 16 cookie bars.

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