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S’Mores Bars and #FoodBloggerLove

Todays recipe is brought to you by The Freshman Cook blog!  A yummy, ooooooey, gooooooey S’Mores Bar.  I know it’s February and maybe not technically “S’Mores Season” but to me, a S’More is always a good idea.  Today I bring you a S’Mores Bar that is a cookie base, with added marshmallows and chocolate, and then topped with a crushed graham cracker topping, more marshmallows and more chocolate chips!  Are ya in?!

I love getting involved in the #FoodBloggerLove assignments (remember the FBL Cookie Exchange I did this past December?), because it is great to get to know other bloggers and to love and support each other!  So instead of a cookie exchange for this current assignment, each blogger was randomly paired with another blogger, had to write a blog post featuring a recipe from their assigned bloggers blog and then make their blog post all about that blogger!  So fun!  Make sure you go all the way to the bottom of this post to check out the #FoodBloggerLove linkup, with all the recipes from everyone who participated!

I was excited to get matched up with Teri from The Freshman Cook blog.  Teri has been a professional chef and restaurant owner for 20-years, and created her blog for the freshman cook.  Teri is not a freshman cook (ummm did you see the part about her being a professional chef?!  So cool!), but wanted a blog where she could teach others to cook and bake, with recipes even the most “freshman” of cooks can make!  And boy does Teri have a ton of yummy recipes on her blog!    I had such a hard time deciding between her Butterscotch Bars, Dad’s Cookies (I may have to make these for Father’s Day!), Luv U! Marshmallows (perfect for V-Day!), Chicken Stir Fry, Country Skillet Breakfast and soooooo many more recipes.  In the end S’Mores Bars won 🙂  I made a couple ingredient swaps from Teri’s original recipe, just to accommodate what I already had in my pantry, so make sure you click on the link above to check out Teri’s original recipe!

I didn’t have mini marshmallows, which the original recipe used, so I used these Mallow Bits in their place.  I would recommend sticking to mini marshmallows for ultimate gooeyness though!

S'Mores Bars

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Serves: 24 Cooking Time: 40-50-minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup mallow bits (or mini marshmallows)
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • TOPPING:
  • 6 whole graham crackers, coarsely crumbled (a little over a 1 cup)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup mallow bits
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with parchment paper and spray with baking spray. Set aside.

2

In the bowl of a stand mixer, affixed with the paddle attachment, cream the butter on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy. Add both sugars to the butter and mix until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time to the mixture and beat until fully integrated. Mix in vanilla extract. Change the mixer speed to low and slowly add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix only until barely combined, then add the mallow bits and chocolate chips. Mix until combined. Pour dough out into prepared pan and press evenly into the pan. Set aside and prepare topping.

3

TOPPING:

4

Put the graham crackers in a ziplock bag and use a hard object to smash the graham crackers until they become coarse crumbs. Melt the butter in a microwave safe bowl and add the graham crackers to the melted butter, mixing with a fork until it resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle the graham cracker mixture over the top of the cookie dough. Sprinkle 1/2 cup mallow bits and 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips over the graham cracker mixture. Gently press down into the dough.

5

Bake in 350-degree oven for 40-50 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out without raw batter on it. Don't over bake though. Bars will continue to cook as they set. Let bars cool completely before cutting into desired sized bars.

Notes

Store at room temperature in an airtight container.

Recipe slightly adapted from the S’Mores Bars by The Freshman Cook blog.

My sister bought me those cute little S’Mores couple 🙂 Wendy said the burnt marshmallow was me and she was the other one….I think because I always burned my marshmallows when making S’Mores hehehe.

I didn’t burn these though! Ha!!  James loved them!

Don’t forget to click on over to The Freshman Cook blog!  Want to follow The Freshman Cook on social media to see all the deliciousness Teri is cooking up?  You can find The Freshman Cook Blog on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter!

XOXO,

Kelly

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I have linked up this recipe to the following link parties: What’s Cooking WednesdayWeekend PotluckPretty Pintastic PartySugar and SpicePin JunkieFriday FrenzyMeal Plan Monday.  Click on the links top check out all the fun parties (recipes and crafts galore)!!

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Wendy Klik
    February 13, 2017 at 7:29 AM

    Lucky you, getting assigned Teri’s blog. Great choice!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 13, 2017 at 12:11 PM

      Thank you Wendy! So many great recipes on Teri’s blog 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Melody Shingler
    February 13, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Oh! Yum! My fellas would love these!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 13, 2017 at 12:12 PM

      Hi Melody! Yes I’m sure your boys would totally love these!! S’Mores are the best! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Karen @ Karen's Kitchen Stories
    February 13, 2017 at 12:45 PM

    Oh my goodness. I just happen to have some of those mini marshmallows and I can’t remember why I bought them! Now I know! These look yummy!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 13, 2017 at 12:52 PM

      Hi Karen! The Mallow Bits are great because they don’t really melt in cookies like the regular mini marshmallows do! But nothing wrong with using mini marshmallows and getting that super ooey-gooey! Thanks for checking out the blog! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Teri@The Freshman Cook
    February 13, 2017 at 7:54 PM

    Hi Kelly!,
    Thank you so much for making my s’mores bars look so awesome, and for all the sweet things you wrote about The Freshman Cook! You are the best!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 14, 2017 at 7:55 AM

      Hi Teri! Awwww thanks! I had so much fun writing this blog post about you! Can’t wait to make some more of your yummy recipes! XOXO 🙂

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    February 14, 2017 at 4:06 AM

    Aww…s’mores couple:) These bars look delish, can’t go wrong with s’mores!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 14, 2017 at 7:54 AM

      Hehehe thanks Maria!! My sister always finds me the coolest things! And these S’Mores bars are YUM! 🙂 XOXO Happy Valentine’s Day!!

  • Reply
    Tina Marie (@troberge)
    February 14, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Scrumptious! These look and sound amazing! S’Mores, you can never go wrong with S’Mores! #FoodBloggerLove

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 14, 2017 at 12:54 PM

      Thanks Tina!! S’Mores are always a good idea!!! XOXO

  • Reply
    Sarah
    February 15, 2017 at 1:49 PM

    oh man, these look GREAT!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 15, 2017 at 2:54 PM

      Thank you Sarah!! They were super YUMMY!

  • Reply
    Pavani
    February 15, 2017 at 3:02 PM

    Wow, those smores bars look sinful. Yummy!!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      February 15, 2017 at 3:39 PM

      Thanks Pavani! We loooooved them!! XOXO

  • Reply
    Friday Frenzy | Little House Big Alaska
    February 25, 2017 at 10:56 AM

    […] And how about dessert? I was just thinking it’s been awhile since making s’mores, and these S’Mores Bars would be super-easy to pull together. Don’t forget to share what you’ve been […]

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