I want S'more!

One lazy afternoon a few weeks ago I came across an easy recipe for S'mores cookie bars on Baking Bites and have been waiting for a good opportunity to make these for a group. Since I got back from Austin on Saturday night and had a not so productive day on Sunday, I needed a quick dessert to make for a girls dinner on Monday night. The cookie dough was super simple and assembling the chocolate and marshmallow fluff was done in a snap. The toughest part about this one was my lack of equipment (i.e. I don't have a food processor or rolling pin) so I had to crush the graham cracker crumbs with the outside of my 'adjust-a-cup' measuring cup. That still only took about 30 seconds, so I think I will be making this one anytime I need a quick, gooey treat. This will probably be the first of many pictures that is less than appealing due to my remembering I need to document my creations after the roomies and I have already dug in. We only do this to make sure they are not poison before bringing them to a gathering......

S’Mores Cookie Bars

-1/2 cup butter, room temperature
-1/4 cup brown sugar
-1/2 cup sugar
-1 large egg
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
-3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs*
-1 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp salt
-2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (e.g. Hershey’s)
-1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. 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 dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than 1/4 inch thick.Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff.Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together).Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned.Cool completely before cutting into bars

Makes 16 cookie bars.
*Note: 3/4 cup crumbs is approx 7 full-sized graham cracker sheets

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