I shall now introduce the newest addition to Plyler Does Food: Hump Day Treat Wednesdays.
You know that mid-week slump when you Friday seems light-years away? I give you THE cure. It’s a sweet and simple pick-me-up to recharge your batteries, slap a smile on your face and get you motivated to finish up the week strong. Everyone needs a guilty pleasure every now and then — more reason to indulge in a Hump Day treat!
This week’s Hump Day Treat is S’mores Cookie Bars. If you haven’t discovered the beauty of Pinterest.com, get-a-clickin’ because it will
change steal you away from your life. It’s where I found today’s delicious — and easy — recipe. The mouth-watering pin led me on a seductive trail to find the recipe, which is from the blog, Chef in Training.
You’ll NEVER look at s’mores the same way again; not after you’ve bitten into the ooey-gooey goodness of these cookie bars. I suggest serving them fresh out of the oven because the chocolate hardens as it cools. That’s not to say they won’t still blow your mind a day later, but if you really want that Hump Day boost, take a bite minutes after they come out of the oven.
S’mores Cookie Bars Recipe
(Taken from Chef in Training)
- 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
- 2-4 king-sized milk chocolate bars (whichever fits best in 8-inch baking pan; Hershey’s chocolate is my favorite)
- 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.