S’Mores Bars

S'mores Bars

I’m in love with Captain Hook.

Well, not love, exactly. But if you watch the series Once Upon a Time, which I’ve been binge-watching with Kenny on Netflix, you’re aware that their version of Hook is a heckuva lot sexier than the guy from the Disney movie. I mean, there’s no comparison.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, think Westley from The Princess Bride. This Hook is very similar, but with a bad guy streak. I’m super sold on him. If only I could win him over with my baking. But then, Kenny might not like that.

S'mores Bars

Anyway, I recommend the show, and I recommend Hook. And I also highly encourage you to try these s’mores bars. They’re something special!

S'mores Bars

Instead of using straight up flour, I put a hefty dose of graham cracker crumbs into the dough to give it a more authentic s’more flavor. I wasn’t sure what would happen, quite frankly. But you know what? All’s well that ends well!

S'mores Bars

In order to add to the drama of the bars, I left the Hershey bar pieces whole and cut several large marshmallows (well, regular-sized, not mini) in half and pressed them into the dough. With a little more dough on top, I could almost imagine myself by a campfire. The only problem is, when I baked these, it was 15 degrees out. So no campfire yet!

S'mores Bars

These bars are made in one bowl without a mixer. And they come together really fast. The only challenge is waiting until they’re cool. Otherwise, chocolate and marshmallow melt all over you. Well, actually, that’s a good thing!

S'mores Bars

And you can eat them while watching Hook do his thing on Once Upon a Time. He’s more than satisfactory eye candy, and you should always have a good snack handy anyway. Besides, if you get a really good heat lamp into the bargain, you can pretend it’s actually s’mores weather. Sounds like heaven to me!

 

S’Mores Bars

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs
1 teaspoons vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 marshmallows, chopped in half
1 large Hershey bar, broken into pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8 x 8 pan with foil, leaving enough to overhang the sides, and coat in cooking spray.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Take a larger bowl and mix the brown sugar, melted butter, eggs and vanilla until just blended. Add the dry ingredients gradually and mix until incorporated.
  4. Spread 3/4 of the batter carefully into the pan. Layer the chopped marshmallows evenly on top and place the Hershey bar pieces in between the marshmallows.
  5. Drop the remaining dough onto the top, spreading it out as much as possible.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the bars are golden and the middle is no longer jiggly.
  7. Cool completely. Cut into squares.
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Mir

I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Annie @ ciaochowbambina

    These are exactly the escape I need from these negative zero degree temperatures! I can almost smell the campfire! Thanks, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      Me too, Annie. I’m freezing out here!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I’ve never seen that show, though I do want to get hooked on these smores bars. They look fantastic, Mir! I love the gooey chocolate and marshmallow combo. I would definitely eat a whole pan of these babies!
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    1. Mir

      It’s worth it just for Hook, Gayle. 🙂 I gave most of these away, or else yep. Whole pan would be gone!

  3. Danielle

    I’ve never seen the show before, but I’m always looking for new recommendations! These smores bars look delicious and a great way to forget about how cold it is!
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    1. Mir

      In that case, I recommend, Danielle!

  4. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg

    Mir – You had me convinced when you said to add graham cracker crumbs as an alternative to so much flour. I have an odd obsession with graham flavored anything. There’s a local ice cream shop that makes graham cracker ice cream with chocolate covered graham cracker bites! Heavenly. These will be a total hit in my house. 🙂
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    1. Mir

      Ooh, that sounds like the perfect ice cream! I love that. Now I want to see if I can do it…

  5. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    I haven’t watched “Once Upon a Time” but I am totally down for trying these s’mores bars. . uh. . YUMMMM!!! they look fabulous!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Alice! I’m always down for s’mores. And hot men on TV. 🙂

  6. Manali @ CookWithManali

    the bars look fabulous! Yum!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Manali!

  7. Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat.

    Oh, those look incredible Mir! And I could almost pretend it’s summer and campfire season if I had one of those to eat right now. Of course I’d have to avoid looking outside at the snow, but I could probably manage that! Pinned!
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    1. Mir

      Oh, if it were only summer…

  8. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Westley from The Princess Bride was my 3rd grade crush, hardcore. These bars look sooo amazing! Ugh, I love smores 🙂
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    1. Mir

      He is beautiful, isn’t he? Thanks, Medha!

  9. Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

    We love Once Upon a Time…and I totally agree with you on Hook 😉 He is a hottie! And these s’mores bars are totally calling my name. Love it!
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    1. Mir

      Oh, I am so glad you watch it. He IS a hottie. I’m very happy I found him. 🙂 Thanks, Jocelyn!

  10. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    Smores are one of my favorite desserts out there! I can’t wait to try these!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks so much, Shelby! I’m right there with you. Nothing better than a classic s’more!

  11. Katie DB

    These look absolutely amazing! I think I ruined my diet just looking at your pictures.
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    1. Mir

      Ha! I hope not, Katie! But pictures sure don’t help sometimes. Thanks!

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