May 10, 2011

All You S'mores Cookie Bars

With two growing boys in our house, we go through a vast amount of food every week. Recently, I have been attempting to make as many things from scratch to both save money and help our overall health.  I have cut down on the amount of junk food that I buy, but I still believe in baking treats from scratch (a little of anything is fine). I hate making the same old treat recipes, so I was intrigued when a recent issue of All You magazine had a recipe for s'mores cookie bars.

I only had the basic baking ingredients for this recipe in my pantry, I had to purchase the chocolate chips and marshmallow fluff. I had to make a major modification to the recipe due to the fact that I forgot to purchase graham crackers on my grocery store trip. I remembered that I had multiple graham cracker crusts about to expire that I had bought on a mega event at Kroger for almost free after coupon. I broke up the crust and substituted it for the graham cracker crumbs. The overall prep for this recipe is very easy, just make sure that you don't get the marshmallow fluff all over yourself like I did. The baking time was longer than 35 minutes for my disco-era oven. It took about an additional 10-15 minutes baking time.

 These are very rich cookies. I think I may have ended up using more than the 2 cups of marshmallow creme suggested, because my cookies look gooier than the recipe pictured. The slightly burnt marshmallow taste is definitely reminiscent of s'mores and my favorite part of the cookie. My family enjoyed these cookies, I think if I made them again I would cut down on the marshmallow fluff to see if it gave the bars a better consistency.

For the recipe go to All You S'mores Cookie Bars Recipe.

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