Best S’Mores Bars

Campfires and s’mores go together but these Best S’Mores Bars go with anything, any time!  This is my new go-to recipe when I crave compliments (duh, always)…these bars are everyone’s favorite.

It’s hard not to love S’mores.  That delicious combination of chocolate and toasted marshmallows sandwiched between two graham crackers is reminiscent of summer camp, dog days of summer, campfires and toasting marshmallows over a barbecue grill.  All of those activities included building S’mores treats.

We’ve decided to take a traditional S’mores and make it into a bar.  We’ve also added an ingredient that you won’t find in a traditional S’mores (but should!) and that’s peanut butter.  Put it all together, and you have a treat worthy of the pickiest dessert eaters.

Best S’Mores Bars have two crusts, a bottom and a top.  To make the crusts, beat butter with white and brown sugar and then add the egg and vanilla.  Stir in flour, baking powder and salt, and then fold in graham cracker crumbs.

You can make the crumbs by putting graham cracker sheets into a baggie and smashing with a rolling pin or you can buy graham cracker crumbs.  Either works equally as well in this recipe.

Line an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment and press one half of the dough into the bottom of the pan.  Once you’ve done that, lift the dough out of the pan with the parchment ends and set it aside (leave it on the parchment).  That will be your top crust.

Now, repeat the process so that you have the bottom crust.

Top the dough with two large Hershey’s chocolate bars.  You can use any chocolate bars, but Hershey’s are just so traditional!  Spread creamy peanut butter over the top of the chocolate bars.

Spread the marshmallow creme over the peanut butter, spreading to the edges.  

Lift the top crust of dough, using the parchment, and flip it over onto the marshmallow creme.  It will slowly release from the parchment, but you might have to help it along.

All that’s left to do now is bake the bars for about 30 minutes, or until the top is golden brown.  It’s best to let these cool completely as they are very difficult to cut when warm.

I can’t tell you how delicious these are.  You have to try them yourself!  Try not to eat the whole batch.  Just sayin’…

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Best S’Mores Bars

Makes: 16 bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 & 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 graham crackers, crushed into crumbs or 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • two 4–ounce chocolate bars (the extra big, extra-thick size)
  • one 7-ounce jar of marshmallow creme

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Beat the butter and both sugars. Mix in the egg and vanilla. Mix in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the graham cracker crumbs.

Spray an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Line with parchment and press 1/2 of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Lift out the parchment with the dough on it and set it aside – this will be your top cookie layer.

Line pan again with parchment and press the remaining dough into the bottom of the pan. Layer with the chocolate bars, peanut butter, marshmallow creme, and top cookie layer.

Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool completely for best serving results.

 

Recipe by Pinch of Yum

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