Wednesday, August 17, 2011

S'mores cookie bars- better late than never!

I found this recipe via Pintrest, my newest obsession and knew I had to make it immediately. It is far and away the best looking and easiest s’mores adaptation I’ve found yet and it does NOT disappoint. I was hoping to have this up last week for National S’mores Day but I just stinkin’ missed it! But being someone that’s late 70% of the time, I have no shame in being a week late to the party! We may have missed s’mores day by a week or so, but none the less you NEED to make these. Everyone around you will sing your praises and love you forever- THAT is how good they are.

Special thanks to Pearls Handcuffs and Happy Hour for the amazing recipe and the photo!

1 stick of butter, room temp.
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs {about 1 sleeve of crackers crushed, or you can cheat like me and use the pre-packages graham cracker crumbs from the baking aisle ‘cause that’s what I had!}
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 king size Hershey’s bars (the ones that have 16 sections on them- you know- 4 across and four down)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow crème {the entire small jar…7 oz }

In a large bowl, cream together butter & sugar until light.  Now beat in the egg & vanilla.
Crush your graham crackers real quick (or if you’re cheating with the crumbs just measure them out!) In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.  Now pour that into the butter mix in the other bowl and mix on low until combined.

Divide the dough mix in half and evenly spread one half in a greased 8x8 baking dish.  This will be your crust. It’s going to look a little crumbly but it’s got enough butter to help you spread it out to fill the pan, promise!

Place the two King sized Hershey’s bars on top of the crust.  Spread the marshmallow crème on top of the chocolate.  It helps if you spray your spatula with some Pam first to keep the crème from sticking to it so much. No need to measure this one out and dirty up a perfectly clean measuring spoon.  Just use the entire small 7 oz. jar of marshmallow crème and that’ll be perfect!

Now take the rest of the dough and spread an even layer on top of the marshmallow crème.  It’s easiest to do this is small portions, taking some dough into your hands, flattening it out, and THEN placing it on the marshmallow because once it’s on there, it isn’t super easy to maneuver.

Now bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned.

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