A Hump Day Treat: S’mores Cookie Bars

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 Bar

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)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
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