S’mores Cookie Bars

After the last s’more cookie fail, I figured I needed to give it another shot. I had a few people send me a link to this s’more cookie bar idea off of pinterest, so that was this week’s sunday night baking experiment. I didn’t actually read the recipe before I went grocery shopping tonight so I had to improvise a little bit, but I can happily say this time the s’mores were not an epic fail. I still am not a huge fan of fluff, so if I did this again, I think I would probably make the fluff from scratch, but I was not feeling adventurous tonight.

Ingredients:

  • 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
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of chocolate chips (If you have it, it would be better to use 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars)
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar. Then mix in the egg and vanilla. I feel like these first steps look the same in every recipe, so I’m trying to find new ways to photograph it one handed.
Step 2: If you did not buy graham cracker crumbs, ground up about 4 whole graham crackers in a food processor until fine.
Step 3: In a separate bowl, mix together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder (woops, I used baking soda), and salt. I don’t know what’s wrong with me tonight, just impatient and not reading directions. Mix that into the wet ingredients.
Step 4: Separate the dough into two halves.
Step 5: Press half of the dough in an even layer on the bottom of a greased 8×8 baking pan. And yes, that’s a new spring color manicure .
Step 6: Place chocolate bars over the dough. I didnt have chocolate bars, so I used chocolate chips.
Step 7: Spread a later of marshmallow fluff on top of the chocolate. This is not easy to spread, especially on tiny chocolate chips, so now I understand why I should have used chocolate bars. oh well.  I didnt have enough fluff either, but I just used what I had, which I think was a little over a cup.
Step 8: Place the remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff. This is also tricky, so i put small chunks of the dough flattened and then press them together.
Step 9: Bake for 30-35 minutes until lightly browned. Let them cool completely before cutting into them.
Of course I was impatient and already cut into one. Definitely a success. I think it’s going to be a dash for cookie desk tomorrow because even cutting these small, I dont think it is going to make more than 20. I’m always up for a new cookie challenge, so keep the ideas coming and cross your fingers to make Monday’s cookie list this week!
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