Saturday, July 2, 2011

S'mores Cookie Bars

I finally was able to get back in the kitchen yesterday and bake.  I got this recipe from Chef in Training a few weeks ago.  I've been dying to make it since I saw this recipe! Of course, mine doesn't look nearly as perfect as hers but they were still incredibly tasty!  I loved them.  As promised they totally did not disappoint.  I plan on making these again (probably quite a few times) over this summer!  I thought they tasted great warm out of the oven, room temperature or cold.  I'm not sure what happened but I made an entire batch and the next thing I knew they were gone.  My daughter ate one, my husband I think ate two or three.  Seems I may have eaten the rest of the pan all by myself.  Oops!  Guess they just weren't quick enough!  This is one of those recipes I followed the recipes completely and wouldn't change a thing!

S'mores Cookie Bars

1/2 c. room temp. butter
1/4 c. light brown sugar
1/2 c. sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3. c. flour (I use unbleached all-purpose)
3/4 c. crushed honey graham crackers
1 tsp. baking powder
pinch of salt
4 Hershey Chocolate Bars
1 1/2 c. marshmallow fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8 pan.  I usually just place aluminum foil down with parts over the side to lift the entire thing out once cooled a bit for easy cutting.  In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar then 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 the dough in a single layer covering the entire pan. Spread marshmallow fluff over the chocolate. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff by pressing down and spreading with your hands.  Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.