S’mores Bars Recipe

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My dear, sweet husband is always wanting to go camping.  Don’t get me wrong, I love a little over-nighter in a tent but that is about as wild as it got for us growing up in a family of all girls.  He was quite sad when I broke the news to him that my very pregnant body, at the time, just couldn’t handle sleeping on the ground and dealing with a toddler in a tent.  While he was at work, my little buddy and I decided to set up an indoor campsite to surprise dad when he got home.  He may not have been as excited as he would have been if we had really camped, but these s’mores bars sure eased his pain.  I enjoyed one too many of these yummy treats, slept in my own bed and listened to my boys laugh out in the living room.  That is my kind of camping!
S’mores Bars Recipe:

(Makes 16 cookie bars)

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme

Preheat oven to 350°F.  Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.  Add to butter mixture and mix at a low speed 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 (3 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).  Spread marshmallow creme over chocolate layer.  Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the marshmallow (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small, flat shingles and laying them together).

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

How cute is this little camper in our makeshift tent?!

(Recipe from Sugar Cooking)

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  1. says

    Awh, what a cute improvisational idea for camping–my kind of camping for sure! I can’t handle the bugs and uneven ground and all the work (yes, I’m lazy!) but my boyfriend loves it. Maybe one day I’ll pitch a fort in the living room and make these bars for him and I so we can snuggle and watch movies… and avoid bug bites! Great idea!

  2. Angela says

    These were amazing!!!!! VERY sweet tho. I will probably cut back on the sugar next time I make them. The marshmallow fluff if very sweet, combined with the milk chocolate, it’s a sugar overload. Amazing taste tho. Just like real s’mores.

    • bringamess says

      After reading reviews, I used a layer of semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of sweet chocolate to cut back on some of the richness; I used mini-marshmallows instead of the cream (that’s what I had in the cabinet); and I rolled the top crust (or 2nd half of the cookie dough) between two sheets of wax paper to the size of the pan and treated it like a pie crust (rolling the flattened dough over a rolling pin and unrolling it over the pan, then poked a few holes in it).
      I haven’t tried the recipe with the sweet chocolate and marshmallow cream, but these turned out really good.

      • bringamess says

        The first batch I made disappeared quickly and we loved them. Second time around I used the marshmallow cream… they were too sweet for our family. So, I’m back to semi-sweet chocolate chips and a layer of mini-marshmallows. However, the graham cracker cookie recipe is perfect– we really like this recipe. Thank you!

  3. Jen says

    I made these today at work. Lets just say I was told we need these more often. Hot they are amazing!!!! When they cool they are amazing!!!! Huge hit here…thanks again for yet another amazing recipe.

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