Friday, March 22, 2013

Toasted S'more Cookie Bars

I've done it again!

I made yet another cookie bar recipe. Have you seen my other Cookie Bar Recipes yet? I have a thing for cookie bars. We are really good friends, cookie bars and me.

I just cant get over how easy they are to make. And I'm not going to get over it. I'll never stop making cookie bars.

I know you don't want me to stop either. Because here's the thing. They are fabulous. And these cookie bars are absolutely no exception.

Actually guys, I have to tell you that these are the best cookie bars Ive tasted to date.

Yeah, I found my favorite cookie bar recipe. And I think they are going to be your favorite too. Because it combines two of the best things in the world.

Cookies and S'mores.

What is your favorite part of a S'more? Is it the toasted marshmallow, the melted chocolate or the crispy graham cracker on the outside?

Mine is the melty/toasty marshmallow, and these cookie bars... they have toasted marshmallow in the dough. And then toasted marshmallows on top. And chocolate chunks in the dough, then a perfect drizzle of chocolate on top. Because you can't have s'mores without melted chocolate. And yes, there is also chunks of graham crackers inside AND on top of these bars!

Seriously guys, this is the best way to have your s'mores and eat it too.

Or something like that.

This recipe actually came from a failed recipe I tried earlier this week. And it made me realize something. Sometimes, failures can be the best thing that can happen to you.

The failed recipe still tasted really good, but something about it just made me want to try it again with some adjustments, and I am so glad I did. The first ones were certainly not photo worthy, nor were they blog worthy. But this adjusted version is just perfect! And like I said, absolutely my favorite cookie recipe up to this point!

It is a few extra steps than normal cookie bars, but every step is worth the final taste.

To toast the marshmallows (winter or summer), you just have to stick 10 or so marshmallows on a baking sheet with parchment or silpat paper, and bake at 350F for about 10 minutes, until starting to puff up and get slightly golden.

You add this straight into the batter, then bake cookie bars as normal, and with about 5-10 minutes remaining, add some more marshmallows to the top of the cookies and allow to finish baking, and let marshmallows on top get toasty. Finally finish off with a nice drizzle of chocolate on top and you have Toasted S'more Cookie Bars.

I know I'll forever be your friend after you make these. You can send checks to me please ;)

Happy Friday everyone!

UPDATE: Oven is suppose to be at 350F, not 250F. Sorry for those of you who did this, and thank you for pointing it out to me Alice :)

Toasted S'more Cookie Bars | Printable Recipe



makes about 3 dozen 1 1/2" cookie bars

A summer campfire favorite turned cookie bar

ingredients:
  • 2 sticks (1 cup/8 oz) softened butter
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 15 large marshmallows, divided
  • 7 graham cracker rectangles, divided
  • 12 oz good quality chocolate chunks, reserving 1/4 cup for melting
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F/180C and line a large 10x14 cookie sheet with parchment paper or silpat, and a 9x13 cookie/jelly roll pan with aluminum foil and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. On the cookie sheet with parchment paper/silpat, place 10 of the 15 marshmallows any way on the cookie sheet, and place in the oven. Bake for around 10 minutes, until marshmallows start to puff up and get golden brown. Don't leave in too long, otherwise they will burn on the bottom.
  3. While marshmallows are toasting, cream butter and sugars on high in a stand mixer, until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine flour and baking soda, and slowly add to butter mixture, mixing to combine.
  5. In a snap-lock bag, place the graham crackers, and roughly break into smaller pieces.
  6. Once the marshmallows are toasted, carefully remove from oven, and scrape into batter using a spatula and mix to combine.
  7. Add the graham crackers to the batter, reserving some to sprinkle on top of the dough
  8. Add the chocolate chunks, minus the 1/4 cup reserved
  9. Press the dough into the 9x13 pan with the foil and spray, and press down using a spatula to evenly spread out among the pan.
  10. Sprinkle remaining graham cracker pieces and bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. With 5-10 minutes left, add remaining marshmallows to top of batter, cut up or whole (to preference), keeping in oven if possible, and allow to finish baking until golden and marshmallows toasted
  12. Let cool on counter, and melt remaining chocolate with the oil in microwave in 30 second batches, and stir to melt.
  13. Drizzle over top of cookie bars and allow to set.
  14. Cut into 1 1/2' squares and enjoy
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33 comments :

  1. Matt brought these to work, best thing you have made thus far... please make more and ship them with Matt thanks :D

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    1. Haha Im on it! And thank you for the sweet comment! ;) Now Im afraid to send anything else to work with Matt. Nothing else will beat these... ;)

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  2. I love that you used large marshmallows for this! More marshmallow is always a good thing ;)

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  3. Matt brought these in the other day and they were dangerously delicious. There was a hint of something magical in these... they sort of reminded me of pecan pie for some reason.

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    1. Haha, well... I guess pecan pie is a good thing :D Thank you!!!

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  4. Cookie bars are the best! This s'mores version sounds incredible!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! I agree that cookie bars are the best!!!

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  5. Eva @ Pastel BakeryMarch 22, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    Mmmm s'mores...these look delish!

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  6. Yum!! These s'mores bars make me want to scream 'gimme s'more!' hahaha i'm so cheesy. These look perfect for those nights you can't have a fire or don't want to make the typical s'mores!

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    1. Haha I love how cheesy you are Julie! Makes me happy to see Im not the only one ;)

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  7. These are totally what I was looking for today. . something sweet and delicious! totally going to bake these, yum! only 250 degrees for the oven?

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    1. Yay! Thanks Alice!!! I hope you love them too :) And thank you so much for pointing out that error to me. Definitely 350F not 250F :D Happy baking!

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  8. I want to stuff that whole pan in my mouth right now! Mmmm!

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    1. Haha, I was pretty close to doing the same thing! Thanks Lori!! :)

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  9. I LOVE these! I don't think I could be trusted next to a pan of them. :) Pinning them - they are too amazing and I need to hold onto this recipe!

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    1. Thanks Sally! I do hope you get to make them! :D

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  10. I seriously need these in my life. You are amazing!! I love everything about them!! :)

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    1. Thank you Amanda! YOU are amazing! Xoxo

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  11. I've got them in the oven (at 350 :) ) right now! They smell wonderful! Hopefully they all make it to work tomorrow!!

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    1. Oh yay! So happy to hear (and also that you got the fix!! ;) ) I hope everyone at work loves them!!! :D

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    2. Hubby snagged one on his way out the door this morning, but I'm not bringing any home from work! Lots of requests for the recipe!! I will definitely make these again!

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    3. That makes me very happy to hear! So glad everyone loved them, and you want to make them again! (and glad the hubby got one before you left lol). Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! :D

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  12. Can I still make these without any graham crackers? They look good and I need them for tomorrow. Would there be any adjustments for me to make?

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    1. No you should be fine with no graham crackers. You shouldn't need to do any adjustments at all, graham crackers are just an "add-in" so it shouldn't matter :) but you may want to add extra chocolate just for fun, but it's up to you! Enjoy!! I hope they work out well for you :)

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    2. I just made them and they smell wonderful! I broke down and bought some graham crackers on my way home. How should I store them? Thanks!

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    3. Yay! Im glad they smell good (I hope they taste wonderful too!!) I'm glad you got some graham crackers too! They are really good with them!!! I would definitely store them in an airtight container or big Ziplock bag or something like that. I wouldnt let them air out much. Mmmm, Im glad you made them. I wish I had more right now! :D

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  13. I'm happy something good came out of your failure! That's always the best feeling. :)

    And I love love love cookie bars. I have no idea why I haven't posted any. Probably because it means I have to make a full pan and then have to eat them all. But with cookies, I can make 1/4 of the batch and I have enough for pictures and not too many to eat. So basically, I need something special so I can make these! :)

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  14. I have had these pinned forever!! I HAVE TO MAKE THEM! Do you know if they do okay in the freezer?

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    1. I haven't tried freezing them so I'm not too sure! I'm not sure how the graham crackers would do in the freezer... But I hope you enjoy them! :D

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