S’more Cookie Bars.

Soft & chewy graham cracker cookie bars with chocolate and marshmallow swirls.

Soft, chewy, and completely addicting S'mores Cookie Bars. Easy to make, too! @sallybakeblog

If I could live off of one food for the rest of my life, it would be a s’more.  The gooey marshmallow, the melty chocolate, the grahams. Technically that’s three foods, but stick with me here.

I’d also live off of peanut butter, mangoes, and this carrot cake.

But seriously… s’mores.

Soft, chewy, and completely addicting S'mores Cookie Bars. Easy to make, too! @sallybakeblog

I don’t know anyone who can resist a s’more.

And if they can, their tastebuds must not be working properly.

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My infatuation with s’mores expands to brownie pie, chocolate chip cookies, puppy chow, PEEPS, peanut butter cookies, rice krispie treats, and 7 layer bars. Pick your poison.

And yesterday, I wanted some more… s’more.

I made a basic cookie dough, swapping some of the flour with graham cracker crumbs.  The cookie part tastes like thick & soft graham crackers.  Almost like a graham cracker blondie – buttery, brown sugary, chewy, grahamy, and sweet.  To make these, you’ll simply layer 2/3 of the graham cracker cookie dough into the bottom of a pan.  Top with chocolate chips, marshmallow creme (Fluff), and then the rest of the graham cracker cookie dough.

It’s a variation of your classic campfire treat.  Simply bake everything together into a bar and you have a travel friendly, unique way to get your s’more fix.

S'more Cookie Bars

An important thing to note: do not use marshmallows in lieu of the marshmallow creme.  The marshmallows will disintegrate into the dough, creating unpleasant looking craters, and become virtually invisible. You won’t really even taste them.  I’ve tried that with cookies before. An ugly fail!  Use marshmallow creme, which stands up to the heat of the oven.

I love marshmallow creme and don’t bake with it nearly enough! Fluff reminds me of my sister, Sarah. Growing up, Sarah always asked for fluffernutter sandwiches and I stuck to PB&Js.

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These cookie bars are SO soft. Kevin asked me how I got them to be so soft. “Did you underbake them like you do with your cookies?”  No – I didn’t.  The graham cookie layer just stays soft when baked for 25 minutes.  The tops of my cookie bars got a little brown, so they aren’t underbaked.  Just magically soft.  They will melt in your mouth.

I can’t decide which part I like the most. The melty chocolate? The gooey marshmallow? Or the soft & chewy graham cookie.  I’m not really sure – it just tastes incredible when sandwiched all together. My tip to you: eat these warm!  You’ll really feel like you’re next to the campfire on a hot summer night.

Kevin’s coworkers are getting the leftover bars today.  Guys, if you’re reading this… you’re welcome. And I’m sorry there aren’t that many leftover. I cannot resist s’mores!!

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S'mores Cookie Bars

Soft & chewy graham cracker cookie bars with chocolate and marshmallow swirls.

Yield: 16 cookie bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (115g) salted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (100g) graham cracker crumbs (9 graham crackers)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and 1/4 cup (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 heaping cup marshmallow creme

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line a 8x8 or 9x9 square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving enough overhang on the sides. Set aside.

In a large bowl using handheld or stand mixer, cream the butter and brown sugar together on medium speed. Beat for about 2 minutes until smooth and combined. Add the vanilla extract and egg, beating until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl down as needed. Set aside.

Toss the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and baking powder together until combined. With the mixer running on low, slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until combined.

Press 2/3 of the graham cookie dough into prepared pan. Spread the marshmallow creme on top. This will be tricky since the marshmallow creme is so sticky, but do the best you can to get an even layer. Sometimes I spray the bottom of a spatula with nonstick spray to spread it around. Sprinkle the marshmallow creme with chocolate chips. Mold the remaining cookie dough into flat pieces and layer on top of the chocolate chips. You won't have enough dough to make one single layer, so some chocolate chips will be exposed. That's ok.

Bake the bars for 25 minutes, or until the top is lightly golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cuttng into squares. Bars stay fresh at room temperature for up to 1 week.  Bars may be frozen for up to 3 months. I enjoy the cookie bars warmed up in the microwave for 20 seconds.

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197 Responses to “S’more Cookie Bars.”

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    Karen Gposted November 10, 2014 at 8:47 am

    Do you think I could use mini-marshmallows in this recipe instead of the marshmallow creme? Would I melt them down first (like you do for rice crispy treats) or just spread them as-is with the chocolate chips?

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    • Sallyreplied on November 10th, 2014 at 9:26 am

      Mini marshmallows seem to just melt and disappear inside the bar. You could certainly use them, but you won’t really see them. Marshmallow creme gives a little more flavor and, of course, doesn’t melt away.

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    Ivoryposted December 18, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Really good! Thanks for sharing.

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