Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Cookie Recipe #137 - S'More Cookie Bars
Imagine sitting by a roasty campfire on a cool night with a marshmallow turning brown on the end of a stick with 2 crisp graham crackers, one of them supporting a square of chocolate, just awaiting the crowning of the marshmallow to form a sandwich that can't be beat. This recipe is like that, except no campfire is needed.
Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick)butter, softened, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1 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, 4 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), 1 cup marshmallow creme.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until blended.
Press half of dough into prepared pan (dough is sticky, so I floured my fingers and pressed the dough evenly in the pan). Arrange chocolate bars over dough (chocolate chips could replace the candy bars, if desired), breaking as needed to fit. Spread with marshmallow creme (again, a sticky situation-dip fingers in butter or spray with cooking spray before using them to spread the marshmallow). Scatter the remaining batter over marshmallow; carefully press to form a layer.
Bake 30-35 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars or squares.
Makes 16-24, depending on the cut.
"Hershey's Chocolate Lover's Cookbook", Brimar Publishing Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1993.