What’s Cooking? S’mores Bars! with Jan D’atri

What’s Cooking? S’mores Bars! with Jan D’atri

S’mores Bars

Want to surprise someone special this month? How about the perfect campout treat — without the campfire. If you love s’mores, you’re really going to love how easy these tasty treats are to cook! Yes, these S’mores Bars can be devoured right out of the oven! To be perfectly honest, I love these even more than the originals. They aren’t as messy, and they’re a cinch to make!

S’mores Bars have all of the same ingredients, just assembled a little differently.

These bars start with a graham cracker crust, which you can make with either store-bought graham cracker crumbs or with ground-up graham crackers. (My suggestion is to grind your own crumbs — much tastier!) Once you bake your cookie base, you’ll add the chocolate bars, then the marshmallow fluff and top with more cookie crumbs!

You can use melted marshmallows for the filling, but the marshmallow cream is a lot easier to spread. Then all that’s left is to bake them up and cut them into beautiful, yummy bars!

This month make this fun treat for your flame … without the fire!

S’mores Bars

Ingredients:

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup graham cracker crumbs

1 teaspoon baking powder

4 Hershey Milk Chocolate bars (4.4 oz each)

1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow cream

1 to 2 cups mini marshmallows

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9-inch square baking pan by spraying with cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper. (Using parchment paper with the sides overhanging helps lift the bars out of the pan easily.)

In a large bowl, using a handheld or standing mixer, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Beat together on low speed just until combined. The dough will be crumbly. Set aside 1 cup of cookie dough for topping.

Press the remaining into the prepared 9-inch square baking pan and press down to form a crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely, and then arrange milk chocolate bars over the graham cracker crust. You may have to break one or two into the square pieces to ensure that everything gets covered.

Drop spoonfuls of the marshmallow cream over the chocolate and then spread out. Sprinkle the reserved cookie dough on top and gently press down.

Sprinkle mini marshmallows and chocolate bits over top.

Cook for 23-25 minutes. The edges will be golden brown. Let cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes or longer. Serve room temperature or chilled.

Watch my how-to video for S’mores Bars here: jandatri.com/recipe/smores-bars

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