Saturday, August 1, 2009

Smores Bars

I had a jar of marshmallow creme that had been sitting on my pantry shelf for quite sometime, and these bars looked like a delicious way to finally use it. I have a tendency to impulse buy baking items at the grocery store that I don't need and don't have plans for using. I just get so excited when presented with a whole aisle full of yumminess! My friend Sarah posted these treats on her blog, and they looked so tasty that I had to give them a try.
The graham cracker dough is layered into the bottom of the pan.
Chocolate chips are sprinkled on top.
Next comes the marshmallow creme.
Then the remaining dough is flattened and pieced together on the top.
Let them cool completely before slicing.
Adapted slightly from The Application of Heat

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1 jar (7 ounces) marshmallow creme

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla until combined.

3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at low speed until combined.

4. Divide dough in half and press half of the dough into an even layer in the bottom of the prepared pan. Scatter the milk chocolate chips over the dough. Drop the marshmallow fluff by spoonfuls over the chips and dough and spread into a layer with the help of a greased spatula. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff. This is best achieved by flattening the dough into small flat shingles and layering them together until the pan is covered.

5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into squares with a lightly oiled knife.


  1. Man! Those look so awesome! They are very rich, aren't they? They were a big hit at my work.

  2. Those look great, have a potluck at church coming up, guess what I am making!!

  3. These travel to a potluck much easier than traditional smores. :) If you want to make them for a crowd, the recipe can be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan. You may have to increase the baking time though...