S’mores Cookie Bars

These S’mores Cookie Bars are made with a sweet graham cracker crust, cookie dough with marshmallows folded in, and topped with Hershey bar squares for that distinct s’mores taste.

S'mores Cookie Bars - chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough with a graham cracker crust. Seriously delicious. the-girl-who-ate-everything.comI feel like there’s been a lot of talk lately about how online relationships are not real and how we’re replacing real human connection with fake online friendships. Okay, this is partly true. If you’re texting your husband while he’s sitting next to you, you may be suffer from this syndrome. Here’s where I’m coming from. I live far, far away from everyone. I’m in southeast Florida thousands of miles away from family and friends. I have no choice but to communicate via technology. And even if it might not validate actual communication for some, it’s all I have.S'mores Cookie Bars - chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough with a graham cracker crust. Seriously delicious. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Even in the blog world I have made friendships with other bloggers online that are years long. I have no doubt in my mind that if I truly needed help or a friend to talk to,  I could absolutely call them in a moment of need. We know each other’s faults, our kid’s quirks, and they know that if there’s a cookie in a 20-mile radius of me I will sniff that sucker out. I refuse to let people take those relationships away from me and tell me they mean nothing.

S'mores Cookie Bars - chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough with a graham cracker crust. Seriously delicious. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com A couple of months ago one of our fellow bloggers Joan from Chocolate, Chocolate, and More passed away suddenly. It was shocking and so sad as she left three children behind. She was very involved in the blogging community and even though she was busy with her extremely successful blog she would often take the time to comment on mine. Her blog continues to live on with the help of her family and I can’t help but think what a blessing her blog is to have for them – a journal of her life over the years.

Joan has a S’mores Cookie Bar recipe that I’ve had pinned since 2013. I wanted to make them but felt a little weird after she passed doing so. Recently, as I was reading through her recipe, I stopped mid-sentence. She starting talking about she was inspired from The Girl Who Ate Everything to make these S’mores Cookie Bars. Me! She was talking about me! How crazy is that? It was as though she was telling me from heaven that it was okay to make her bars and was giving me her blessing. I started tearing up.
S'mores Cookie Bars - chocolate chip marshmallow cookie dough with a graham cracker crust. Seriously delicious. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

Now I know I already have S’mores Cookies and S’mores Bars on my blog. They are both scrumptious in their own way. But these are S’mores Cookie Bars – completely unique in their own special way. They are made with a sweet graham cracker crust, cookie dough with marshmallows folded in, and topped with Hershey bar squares for that distinct s’mores taste.

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S'mores Cookie Bars
Ingredients
Graham Cracker Crust:
  • 1 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons), melted
Cookie Dough:
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter , melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1-1/2 cups mini-marshmallows - frozen
  • 2 (1.55 oz) Hershey chocolate bars
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (165 degrees C). Place marshmallows in freezer if you haven't already (they don't take long to freeze). Spray a 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. For the graham cracker crust: In a medium bowl, combine the crumbs,sugar, and butter until combined. Press into the prepared baking dish.
  3. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl, cream together the melted butter (make sure it's mostly cooled), brown sugar and white sugar until well blended. Beat in the vanilla, egg, and egg yolk until light and creamy. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips and 1 cup of the frozen marshmallows.
  5. Scoop dough on top of the graham cracker crust and gently press in an even layer. Don't worry about filling the pan too much - the dough will cover all of it as it bakes. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of marshmallows on top slightly pressing in.
  6. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until top begins to get touches of golden brown. Note: some readers have said that they needed additional baking time. Make sure you bake until the center is set. They will continue to firm up after cooling so be sure not to overbake.
  7. While bars are cooking, break candy bar into sections and place in freezer.
  8. After bars are done baking, remove pan from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes then carefully place broken candy bar pieces on top. Let cool completely before cutting into squares.
Recipe Notes
Source: Inspired from Chocolate Chocolate and More. Changed the crust, used my own cookie dough recipe.
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  1. Yum! I don’t want to make this because I will eat the whole pan!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  2. hey girl these look so yummy!

  3. All I can say is a big AAWW!I was super new to blog stalking,when she passed.Coincidently,both of you were one of my first.That said,being so taken by all the love that SO many had for her,my week was spent trying to comfort.Am a blog SPAZZ now,over 400 per day.Anyway,had been feeling out Pinterest,as I had no other memberships in any other social media, (still don’t).Decided to dedicate a board to her.I pinned as many as I could,back then.I 100%believe that this is no coincidence what had occurred.We all touch,motivate and inspire one another.1 day I will have my own blog,for now,will continue to support all of them however I can.Literally has become a part time job of reading,pinning,printing.I have learned much about my capabilities,as well as how awesome the human spirit can be.God bless you sweetheart!You are a wonderful,talented,and kind…woman!

    • Teri that is so sweet of you to do that. There’s so much negativity out there and I agree that we can learn so much from each other on the internet! If you do start a blog let me know! I would love to check it out.

  4. The mini chocolate bars on top are adorable! I’m glad you made them!

  5. These cookie bars look delicious! I cant wait to try them for myself!

    Allegra xx

    http://www.allegraghiloni.wordpress.com

  6. Lorraine Rinas says:

    When I saw this recipe I thought it looked like a little bit of heaven. I can hardly wait to try them!

  7. This looks so yummy!! Definitely printing this out and adding it to my collection

  8. If I want to halve this recipe, what should I do about the eggs? Everything else looks easy to cut in half. Thanks!

  9. I am so sad to hear about Joan’s passing. I found her smores cookie bar recipes years ago when I want to make a spoof of Insmonia’s smores cookie. The are completely different from Insomnia’s but so absolutely delicious in their own right that they became a regular request from my family and we even renamed them as Smookies.

  10. I am remodeling my home. The workers are so great that I wanted to give them something. Since there are 4 campgrounds around my home, I thought a ‘campfire’ treat would be a good idea. And, because the workers live in large cities. Anyway, they all loved them. There were gone in minutes. Thanks

  11. Will be attending an outdoor concert picnicking on the lawn and wanted to make a fun dessert that is easy to transport– this is it!!! The bars are as cute w/ the marshmallows and Hershey bar bits on top as they are DELICIOUS! Am sure this will be a hit– so excited they turned out so beautifully! Thank you for this keeper!

  12. These bars are delicious! I have made them twice now and anyone who tries them immediately asks me for the recipe. However with making them both times I have found them to be jiggly and raw in the center if I only bake 15-18 minutes in a 9×13 pan. I am one to not overtake things and love soft cookies, but I felt the recipe needed more baking time added. I baked them for 35 minutes and they seem perfect! Still plenty soft on the inside!

    Thanks for this recipe!

  13. I just made these and I will admit I’m pretty sure I overbaked a little. They were probably in the oven around 30 mins. They taste good but they look nothing like the ones in picture I think that’s why I overbaked I was expecting a different look. I had a question about the indregients. Is the vanilla extract measurement really a tablespoon? I thought it seemed to be a bit much so I only added about a teaspoon. Also I froze the marshmallows but they seemed to warm quickly when I mixed them into the batter and settled more on top so I was glad I only added some on top to half of the pan. I assume this is normal and since marshmallows tend to rise to the top. Could this have been because the marshmallows weren’t frozen enough? I also guess this is why I didn’t get the same appearance as the ones pictured. Any advice on those two questions would be helpful. I’d like to make this again and have it turn out more like what is pictured.

    • The tablespoon of vanilla is right and it gives it great flavor. The dough isn’t terribly thin so mine were incorporated through out. It does sound like they were overbaked. I don’t think that the marshmallows being frozen or not would affect it as I’ve done it without them frozen.

  14. I made these bars yesterday and they turned out PERFECTLY. My oven cooks quickly as well, so 20 minutes was the perfect cooking time. The bars were so chewy, and absolutely DELICIOUS – everyone loved them. Definitely saving this recipe for the future. Exactly what I expected 🙂 Thank you!

  15. I baked these in a cupcake pan and they are heavenly! Thx!