Desserts Recipes

Chocolate Chip S’mores Bars

I don’t know what it is about s’mores, but I basically can’t get enough of them.

I wrote a little ode to them last summer, when we were trying to squeeze as many s’mores parties at our apartment complex pool as possible, and I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made s’mores in the microwave (I know. Embarrassing).

When we moved away from Texas, a few of my sweet friends threw us a s’more-themed goodbye party. They know me so well.

Last weekend, when we were prepping for our first meeting of our couples book club, I was planning to just make chocolate chip cookies.

Then, as we were pulling into the grocery store parking lot, I said to Bart “I think I’d rather do s’mores chocolate chip cookie bars instead”

And I did.

And they were delicious.

(By the way, in the interest of full-disclosure, I just used a tube of pre-made chocolate chip cookie dough because sometimes you care a lot about making things from scratch and sometimes you are just in a giant hurry, and people are going to be knocking on your front door in just over in 95 minutes.

So if you want to go that route too instead of making your own dough, know that I won’t judge you one tiny bit

Next time, I’ll make a double batch of my favorite chocolate chip cookie dough).

Chocolate Chip S’mores Bars
(adapted from The Apron Gal)
A batch of chocolate chip cookie dough that makes 2 dozen or so cookies (a double batch of this recipe is perfect)
5 whole graham crackers, crushed into gravel-sized crumbs
1 (7-oz) jar marshmallow fluff
3 full-size Hershey chocolate bars
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with tinfoil, leaving enough overhang that you can use it as handles to pull out the bars after they bake. 
In a stand mixer, mix together the cookie dough and graham cracker crumbs (I put my whole graham crackers in the mixer first and let it run until they were crushed, than added the cookie dough. It. . . . definitely made a mess, but it was also fast). 
Divide the dough in half and press one half of it into the bottom of the pan. Place the chocolate bars on top (I broke mine into squares and spread them evenly across the cookie dough). 
Spread the marshmallow fluff over the top of the chocolate with a spoon (I sprayed my spoon with cooking spray to keep the fluff  from sticking to my spoon). 
Tear off a long sheet of plastic wrap and place the other half of the cookie dough on one side. Fold the free end of the plastic wrap over the top and, with a rolling pin, roll the dough into a square the size of your pan. 
Carefully remove the dough from the plastic wrap and place the dough on top of the marshmallow fluff. 
Bake for 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown. Let sit for about 45-60 minutes before removing from pan and slicing. 
Eat the leftovers by yourself for breakfast the next morning. Regret nothing. 

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  • Reply djoy February 11, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Yum! And I hope you post details about your couples book club!

  • Reply Meghan Splawn February 11, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    I LOVE a SMORES BAR – and these are such a fun twist. Janssen – no more smores in the microwave though! Instead toast your marshmallow (on a graham cracker) under your broiler. It the easiest upgrade ever and sometimes I would rather have broiler smores than be bothered with the whole fire roasting thing. Also a great way to make a bunch of smores at one time.

  • Reply missris February 11, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    This looks AMAZING. Also, what book did you read/discuss?

  • Reply BlondBomber February 11, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    These are the best instructions to finish a cookie recipe that I've ever read: "Eat the leftovers by yourself for breakfast the next morning. Regret nothing. "

  • Reply Kate February 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    These look AMAZING. Totally amazing.

  • Reply Kimberly February 11, 2014 at 8:32 pm

    Here is a very important (to me) question: if you had to pick one s'more inspired recipe to start with, would this be it? I don't love s'mores as much as many other things, but I've been asked to bring a camping-themed dessert to an activity later this month. S'mores seem to fit the bill. So, should I start here? Or should I look through some of your other odes to s'mores?

  • Reply Emily Kate February 11, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    I LOVE smores. Want to make these this very minute.

  • Reply emandtrev February 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Oh my goodness. Yes, please.

  • Reply Renee February 14, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I too have a deep love of S'mores and so logically when I had a Valentines Day party this evening that required a dessert, I purchased the ingredients for these babies. I sampled a little piece because I can't bring a dessert I have never tried. Man these were tasty. Funny story is I bought all the ingredients on my lunch hour at work and kept them in the work fridge. Of course I forgot them and had to repurchase them when I got home that night. I think I did it subconsciously so I could have an excuse to make S'more bars back to back.

  • Reply Jenna Pirrie February 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    These look great, like something I should leanr to make and then just stick with every time I need something sweet to bring anywhere! (Which would be useful, as my repertoire of what I can cook has NOT grown much lately!)

  • Reply Andrea Smith February 19, 2014 at 2:55 am

    Haha, I just commented under Matt. But these were absolutely amazing! I never liked s'mores but these are legit, I'm definitely a convert! Thanks for your rendition of them!

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