This month, I was pleasantly surprised that I was assigned Joelyn's blog, What's Cookin, Chicago? because I've been reading her blog forever! She has some seriously gorgeous food photos over there, and if I lived in Chicago I'd be begging to be invited to one of her amazing gatherings! She's always planning a food or wine get-together and the menu and items shared always have me wishing I could have been there.
Once again, I went for a sweet treat when it came to choosing a recipe.... but, then when I saw the recipe for S'Mores Cookie Bars I didn't dare look any further. I just knew they would be a hit with My Boys and their friends, too.
These layered bars are so simple to make and fill that craving for s'mores so perfectly! I only made a couple of changes, due to what I had on hand... I used chocolate flavored graham crackers and milk chocolate chips. The chocolately flavor comes through so nicely and if you aren't a big graham cracker fan, then you won't even notice the whole graham crackery flavor with that small change.
They are so gooey when you cut into them after they iniitally cool... and I would definitely recommend that they be served the same day they are baked. We had some left over, but they were not as soft and gooey the next day. So, take a pan of these to your next potluck or get-together and they will be gone in a flash! Just make sure to cut your piece first so you get to enjoy the taste of a summer cook-out!
S'More's Cookie Bars
Adapted slightly from What's Cookin, Chicago?
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups choclate flavored graham cracker crumbs
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 sticks unsalted butter (16 tablespoons), at room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
- 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13 baking pan with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer add butter and sugar; beat at medium speed until light. Beat in eggs until well combined. Reduce mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour mixture until fully combined.
Reserve 1/4 of the dough and set aside. Press the remaining dough into the prepared pan until the dough is uniform and flat. Top with the chocolate chips and then sprinkle with the marshmallows. Scatter bits of the remaining dough over the top, the marshmallows and chocolate chips should peek through.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
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