Chocolate Chip Cookie Smore Bars

Time: 20 minute prep + 20 minutes baking
Yield: 15-20 bars
Recipe from Jamie Cooks It Up!

2 1/8 C flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 C butter
1 C brown sugar
1/2 C sugar
1 egg
1 egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
9 whole graham crackers
4 T butter, melted
1 T milk
1/2 (16 ounce) bag mini marshmallows
4-6 (1.55 ounce) Hershey chocolate bars


1. Preheat your oven to 325 degrees.
2. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl, place 2 1/8 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda. Toss it all around a bit to combine.
3. In a separate bowl place 3/4 cup butter. Pop it in the microwave and melt it down.
4. Add 1 cup brown sugar and 1/2 cup white sugar. Stir to combine.
5. Into a small bowl place 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk. Whisk them together with a fork. Then, add them to the butter/sugar mixture. Stir it well.
6. Grab 9 whole graham crackers and place them in a gallon sized Ziploc bag. Crush them into crumbs with a rolling-pin. Just pound the ever lovin' daylights out of 'em. Release your aggression on the crackers, man. They can take it. :)
7. Add 4 T melted butter and a dash of salt to the bag and then just smash the bag a bit to mix the butter into the crumbs. A classy technique, right. :) Why dirty another bowl! Just mix it in the bag.
8. Pour half of the graham cracker mixture and half of the flour mixture into the melted butter mixture. Give it a stir and add 1 tablespoon milk and the rest of the graham crackers and flour. Stir just until combined.
9. Add 1 (12 ounce) package of milk chocolate chips and stir until combined.
10. Spray a 9x13 pan with cooking spray and dump the dough into it. Don't worry if it's a little crumbly. :)
11. Press the dough into the pan and bake for 15 minutes, or until the top is slightly crispy. You don't want to over bake these. They taste much better if they are a little under-baked.
12. Take the pan out of the oven and pour half a bag of mini marshmallows on top of the partially cooked bars.
13.  Pop it back in the oven and allow the marshmallows to puff up and get slightly golden brown. Should only take 5 minutes.
14. While your bars are baking, grab 4 Hershey bars and break them into pieces.
15. When the cookie bars are still warm from the oven, press the bars over the top of the marshmallows. Allow the bars to cool for a few minutes and then dig in.

Just a word of caution to those of you who are worried about presentation. :) They will look a lot better if you let them cool completely before cutting. However, the Hershey bars will have melted quit a lot. A great thing in the taste department, yes? I like the look of the Hershey bars on top, so once the bars were cooled I pressed more chocolate over the melted chocolate. Adding more chocolate never hurt a cookie bar, right?

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