Traditional S'mores taken to a whole new level of chocolatey marshmallow goodness. The most tender yet slightly crunchy cookie crust covering layers of graham crackers, chocolate, and mini marshmallows in between. These S'mores bars will leave you reminiscing of those late summer nights around the campfire.
When you think of s'mores, you think of a giant roasted marshmallow and a square of melting chocolate squeezed together between two graham crackers. It has always been the perfect summer treat. So why even make it into a cookie bar you ask?! I'll tell you why!
These S'mores bars are tasty and full of texture. Rather than just a simple graham cracker, you've got a cookie crust on the outside that ties everything together. The cookie crust helps hold the s'more together and add so much more flavor that you didn't even know you needed.
This cookie dough crust is adapted from my favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies . These cookies are super chewy yet have that slight crunch on the outside. I knew this would be a perfect addition for my s'mores bars. This recipe comes together quickly and is super easy to make with just a few ingredients.
INGREDIENTS FOR S'MORES BARS
Cookie Dough: Your cookie dough with require just a few ingredients including: all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, unsalted butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, instant vanilla pudding, egg replacer, and vanilla extract. You will need to whisk your flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Then if you are making it dairy and egg-free, you will need to prepare your egg replacements for two eggs. The cookie dough comes together in minutes. You cream together the butter and sugars before adding the vanilla pudding mix. Then you'll add the egg replacement and vanilla extract. Then slowly add the flour mixture until combined. You will split the cookie dough in half. Half of the dough will be pressed into the bottom of the baking pan and the other half will be pressed on top.
Graham Crackers: Keeping a layer of graham crackers and not adding it to the cookie dough was a must for me. Adding it into the cookie dough, you just lose that original crunch that you'd have in a traditional s'more. So I opted to do a whole layer of graham crackers on top of the cookie dough. This took me about 7 to 8 sheets of graham crackers.
Chocolate: Finding dairy-free chocolate bars may be difficult. As more and more dairy-free options are becoming readily available you may have to improvise. Luckily, I found these Enjoy Life Dark Chocolate bars. But if you cannot find them, using dairy-free chocolate chips will work just fine! While I love dark chocolate, you may opt to do use semi-sweet chocolate. You'll place your chocolate layer on top of your graham crackers but do not go all the way to the edges because the chocolate will melt.
Marshmallows: Make sure your marshmallows are dairy and egg-free! I chose to use mini marshmallows but regular sized marshmallows would work here as well. Use as many marshmallows as you would like, there is no wrong answer here. I used about 2 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows. After your marshmallows, you'll press down your last layer of cookie dough. If you have some marshmallows uncovered or still coming through then that is perfectly fine.
Since you won't need a campfire for these s'mores, you can enjoy these s'mores bars all year long. Try them out and let me know what you think!