Saturday, September 11, 2010

S'mores Cookie Bars (Delicously Deadly}

First off I want to say how excited I am to be back up and posting again. I hope all the issues that I have been having with my site are now behind me (fingers crossed). It has been a whole two weeks since my last recipe post.

I think that is the longest I have gone since Mommy's Kitchen started, so please forgive me. Today I want to share a recipe for S'mores Cookie Bars. Let me tell you these cookie bars are delicious and deadly all rolled in one.

They have a cookie dough crust on the bottom; top that off with two king size Hershey's bars, marshmallow cream and a second layer of cookie dough.Whew these babies are defiantly not low calorie at all.

I found this recipe over at one of my favorite blogs, Real Mom Kitchen. When I saw these bars it was love at first site. Chocolate, marshmallow and a cookie crust how can you go wrong with that combination.

I love Laura's site and it is very similar to mine. Maybe that is why I love it so much. That's Laura in the middle in the above picture. I was lucky enough to finally meet Laura while in Park City, Utah for the Evolution of Woman Social Media Conference back in June. 

Next to Laura are me and Jamie from Jamie Cooks it Up. We had had such a great time chatting about everything we could think of. It was so nice to finally meet these ladies face to face. I was so sad when we had to part at the end of the conference. If you haven't stopped by either of their sites you really must do so. 

They have a wealth of recipes that I am sure you will love. OK everyone you know how it works. I have included some step by step photos of the smores cookie bars. In usual fashion the full recipe is at the end of this post. 


Grease an 8-inch square baking pan or you can line your pan with foil for easy removal and cutting. Use an electric mixer to cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.

 Beat in egg and vanilla. Set aside. Meanwhile,whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture until combined.

Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough. 

2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side. Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place blobs of it on the chocolate and then spread it around. 


Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (you can roll the dough out between two pieces of waxed paper and use a spatula to place pieces of it on the top and pressed the pieces together). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (I did mine a little longer to get that nice brown color), until lightly browned.

Be sure to cool completely. 



Once cool cut into bars. 



Here are a couple of my taste testers that have been hovering over the oven. They were both about to come unglued until they each got one of these scrumptious bars. Both of my kiddos gave these bars a thumbs up. 





Smores Cookie Bars

Ingredients:
1/2 - cup (1 stick) butter, room temperature
1/4 - cup brown sugar
1/2 - cup sugar
2 - king-sized Hershey’s milk chocolate bars or us regular Hershey's chocolate candy bars.
1 - large egg
1 - 7 oz jar marshmallow creme/fluff
1- tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 - cups all purpose flour
3/4 - cups graham cracker crumbs (about 7 - full-sized graham crackers)
1 - tsp baking powder
1/4- tsp salt

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan (I line my pan with foil for easy removal and cutting).

Use an electric mixer to cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Set aside.

Meanwhile,whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture until combined.

Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Place chocolate bars over dough.

2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side. (I had to trim a little off one bar to get mine to fit.)

Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place blobs of it on the chocolate and then spread it around.

Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (I rolled the dough out between two pieces of waxed paper and use a spatula to place pieces of it on the top and pressed the pieces together).

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes (I did mine a little longer to get that nice brown color), until lightly browned.

Be sure to cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 squares. Cool completely before cutting into bars. 

Recipe yields: one 8x8 inch pan
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32 comments:

Erin said... #

Oh my gosh! I just doed and went to heaven. I wish I had one of those right now!

www.makingmemorieswithyourkids.blogspot.com

Michele said... #

Glad to see you're up and running again. You're blog looks adorable.

HoosierHomemade said... #

Those look so good! I've been doing lots of S'Mores lately, not sure why, guess we just love them!
I met Laura & Jamie at Baking with Betty! Great girls!
Thanks so much for hosting! I'm not sure why I have a weird #39 in my title, but the link works!
~Liz

Lynn said... #

I am so glad to see your posting again. I am sorry about all the issues that you had. This recipe looks so good! It looks like a great kid friendly dessert.

sabriena said... #

This looks like heaven. A must try!

kitchen flavours said... #

Love the new look! The cookie bars looks really rich and delicious! My kids would fall for this too!

Mary at Deep South Dish said... #

Wow those look super yummy!! Nice look over here too.

Alwayzbakin said... #

Those bars look wonderful! Mmmm!

Brenda said... #

Tina, I've bookmarked those bars, they look so so good. I love anything smore, I can't wait to make these. Thanks for hosting Potluck Sunday every week!

Rebekah said... #

I have made these before and they are as good as they look. Now I want to make some more.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said... #

Wow, Tina! These look sinfully good! We're definitely going to be making these...

Avril Miller said... #

Love this whole precious post...the cookie bars and the picture of you and Laura and Jamie. It must have been so much fun to meet them!

I made the delicious banana pudding from PD that you posted awhile back....soooooo yummy!!!!

Libby said... #

Yummm! I had smores down on my weekly menu last week and we still have left over ingredients from that! I will need to try this :) Thanks for posting it :)

Laura said... #

Yours look great Tina! Aren't these bars divine? I can't wait to hang with you again! I love what you did to your site too!

Mandy said... #

Amazing! Holy smokes!

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said... #

This went right to my recipe file to make sometime! Mmm mmm mmm!

Glad your blog is up and running, everything looks great!

Julie said... #

These would disappear SO fast here at my house (I would probably be the most to blame)

Debbie said... #

Yummy! I can't wait to try one...with a big glass of milk.

Kirby said... #

Ohhh I love S'mores! Yay! These look wonderful!

Stacia said... #

Y-U-M!

Prairie Story said... #

Love the tweaks to your site. It loads so much faster for me now! Looks great!

Sarah said... #

Thank you for this fabulous recipe! I have a pan of them in the oven as I type - for the school bake sale tomorrow.
They smell amazing - and I bet they'll taste even better :)

(must remember they are for school...)

Kirstin said... #

Okay, my youngest would love these. She loves to make smores in the oven all the time.

Michelle said... #

Hi,

Love your blog! Just curious regarding the Smores Cookie bars. I cannot get the marshmallow creme where I am, do you think substituting marshmallows will work fine? Thanks!

Anonymous said... #

I would like to exchange links with your site www.mommyskitchen.net
Is this possible?

Rick said... #

Thank you for publishing this recipe. I saw this in a magazine about a year ago and of course did not write it down. I was unable to relocate it anywhere. I doubled the recipe to make a 13 x 9 pan and took it to church. What a hit!
Thank you!

Anonymous said... #

I would like to exchange links with your site www.mommyskitchen.net
Is this possible?

John Valenty said... #

Well. There goes my diet. Thanks alot haha.

Caroline said... #

Delicious recipe. Tried it with strawberry fluff. Have translated the recipe to Swedish on my blog and linked back to you. :)

Mandygirl238 said... #

YUM! My husband and 2 boys are going camping in our backyard...what a great treat to have for them!!!

Anonymous said... #

How do I make the marshmallow cream/fluff myself? Living in Denmark, Europe I can't buy it at the store ��
Would love to try maling those very delicious looking bars..

Anonymous said... #

Do I need 3/4 cups of graham crackers and 7 long sheets or does 7 long sheets make 3/4 cup?