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S’mores Bars

December 30th, 2010 · 14 Comments

S'more Bars
S’more Bars

These bars are a make at home version of the campfire favorite, and sure enough, they make you want to come back for more. The crust is modified sugar cookie dough with the addition of graham cracker crumbs, toasted in the oven, then covered with chocolate chips, then marshmallows browned under the broiler. The graham cracker sugar cookie dough is another example of taking a base sugar cookie recipe and changing it up a bit and creating a new flavor profile

Dreamy reminders of campout S’mores, with the crunchy and nutty graham cracker crust, the melted so smooth milk chocolate, and the toasted on top yet smoothly softened marshmallow topping, a classic without the fire. In your home too with this recipe!

Bryan made these with a little help from the family as part of our new Christmas Cookie tradition.

The Step-By-Step

Step 1. Pre heat the oven to 375° F. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the sugar and butter until smooth. In a separate bowl combine the four, salt and graham crackers. On the lowest mixer setting gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and then mix until well blended. Add a few drops of water to the sides of the bowl just until the dough separates from the sides.

Graham cracker sugar cookie dough
Graham cracker sugar cookie dough

Step 2. Press the soft dough into an un-greased 9×13-inch pan.

Pressing the graham cracker sugar cookie dough into the 9x13-inch pan
Pressing the graham cracker sugar cookie dough into the 9×13-inch pan

Step 3. Bake the crust for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly brown and set.

Graham cracker sugar cookie dough toasted
Graham cracker sugar cookie dough toasted

Remove from the oven and sprinkle then spread the chocolate chips evenly over the top of the crust.

Adding the milk chocolate chips layer
Adding the milk chocolate chips layer

Allow this to stand for about 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt slightly.

Spreading the milk chocolate chips layer
Spreading the milk chocolate chips layer

Step 4. Set the oven controls to broil. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the melted chocolate.

Adding the miniature marshmallow layer
Adding the miniature marshmallow layer

Step 5. Broil with the top of the marshmallows about 5 to 6 inches from the heat for about 30 to 60 seconds, or until the marshmallows are evenly toasted and browned on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Then cut into bars.

Toasted marshmallow layer
Toasted marshmallow layer

What you will need…

Ingredients
¾ Cup Sugar
1 ½ Cups Butter, unsalted, room temperature
2 ¼ Cups Bleached all-purpose flour
¼ Tsp Salt
1 Cup Graham cracker crumbs
3 Cups Milk chocolate chips, (18oz)
4 ½ Cups Miniature marshmallows

 

Procedure Steps:
1. Pre heat the oven to 375° F. In the bowl of an electric mixer cream the sugar and butter until smooth. In a separate bowl combine the four, salt and graham crackers. On the lowest mixer setting gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and then mix until well blended. Add a few drops of water to the sides of the bowl just until the dough separates from the sides.
2. Press the soft dough into an un-greased 9×13-inch pan.
3. Bake the crust for 20 to 25 minutes or until slightly brown and set. Remove from the oven and sprinkle then spread the chocolate chips evenly over the top of the crust. Allow this to stand for about 5 minutes to allow the chocolate to melt slightly.
4. Set the oven controls to broil. Sprinkle the marshmallows evenly over the melted chocolate.
5. Broil with the top of the marshmallows about 5 to 6 inches from the heat for about 30 to 60 seconds, or until the marshmallows are evenly toasted and browned on top. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for about 15 minutes. Then cut into bars.

Another view…you want s’more!

More S'Mores Bars
More S’More’s Bars

To Serve: Cut into bars by making 6 rows by 4 rows. Transfer to a serving platter.

Yield: 24 bars

Bon appetite!
CCR
=:~)
©2010 CCR

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14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lisa { AuthenticSuburbanGourmet }No Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    These look and sound amazing – simple yet delicious. I have these on my list to make over the next few days. Happy New Year!!

  • 2 SandraNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    Wonderful recipe, and photos just makes you want one piece!:))

  • 3 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Lisa, these are amazing little delights of cookie joy!

    Sandra, I sometimes wish I could take a bite out of the monitor on many a food blog!

    Happy New Year and Bon Appetit!
    CCR
    =:~)

  • 4 ShreeNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    HI Ryan. Happy New Year. Great post, I’ve always wanted to make these. Wanted to ask, do these stay well? Usually once the marshmallow melts, it has to be eaten immediately right? I can’t imagine eating all these in a day 🙂 Although… now that’s an interesting option…

  • 5 Boudreaux RyanNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Shree,
    These will keep for several days or a week when stored in a covered container; however, we ate them up within a few days. Indeed, the melted marshmallows are better when fresh and warm.

    CCR
    =:~)

  • 6 claudia lamascoloNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Always sure to please everyone~

  • 7 ShelbyNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    These look yummy and that last photo is killing me – wish I could reach in and grab it!

  • 8 LizNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Gosh, why haven’t I made something like this before! Wow, these look great!

  • 9 Gera@SweetsFoodsBlogNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Happy New Year Ryan! wow this is absolutely delicious!

    All the best,

    Gera

  • 10 Kate @ Diethood.comNo Gravatar // Dec 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t tell you how glad I am to have this recipe in front of me! I love love love campfire s’mores – thank you for sharing this!

  • 11 Magic of SpiceNo Gravatar // Dec 31, 2010 at 2:35 am

    Happy New Year!
    These look so delicious 🙂

  • 12 The Chocolate PriestessNo Gravatar // Dec 31, 2010 at 11:50 am

    You’ll have to repost this recipe for National S’more’s day in 2011 please.

  • 13 MeganNo Gravatar // Dec 31, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Yes please! I’d take one anytime. Picnic perfect.
    Happy New year!

  • 14 marlaNo Gravatar // Feb 22, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Of course we would want to come back for more – these bars look amazing!