Tuesday, June 29, 2010

June '10 Cookie Carnival - S'mores Cookie Bars

Ooey -- Gooey -- Delicious!

Three little words to describe these cookie bars!

June's Cookie Carnival Kids' Bake cookie recipe is the S'mores Sandwich Bar Cookie from Hershey's.

My daughter and I had a lot of fun baking these cookies together.

We had even more fun eating them! These little bars are delicious right out of the oven while the chocolate and marshmallows are still runny and melted. They are also very good the next day once they've had a chance to cool down. The cookie bars are quick and simple to make & would be a great treat to take to a picnic, to make for a child's birthday party or to sell at bake sales.

The only substitution that I made to the recipe was to use semi-sweet chocolate chips in place of the chocolate bars. I also ground my own graham cracker crumbs using honey graham crackers.

S'mores Sandwich Bar Cookies

* 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
* 3/4 cup 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
* 1-1/3 cups (8-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S
Mini Milk Chocolate Bars OR 5
HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate
Bars (1.55 oz. each)
* 3 cups miniature marshmallows

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 8-inch square baking pan.

2. Beat butter and sugar until well blended in large bowl. 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 in prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.

3. Sprinkle mini chocolate bars over baked layer or arrange unwrapped chocolate bars over baked layer, breaking as needed to fit.

 4. Sprinkle with marshmallows; scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallows, forming top layer. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or just until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. 16 bars.

Perfect with a cold glass of milk and a good book!

From June thru August, there will be 2 recipes sent out for the Cookie Carnival - the first will be a kid's cookie recipe and the second will be a little more complex(but definitely nothing too complicated!).

Everyone is invited to bake one or both of the cookies! Get the kids involved!

If you haven't joined the Cookie Carnival yet...what are you waiting for? I'd love for you to join us!
Here's how!


I've had a few people email me to ask "Can I join the Cookie Carnival without having a blog?"

YES!  You can join the Cookie Carnival if you follow these rules:

Please email me to let me know that you would like to join. I will add you to the email list so that you will start receiving the recipes each month. At this time please let me know that you will be participating via email.

1. You must email me one picture of your cookies - no bigger than 50 x 50, please.

2. Please include a sentence or two about yourself - ex: your name and where you live

3. Please include a comment about the cookies - good or bad or just a thought pertaining to the cookies.

4. Please let me know if you followed the recipe as written or if you made changes - and if you did, what changes did you make? I will post those changes, too.

I look forward to meeting and talking to everyone! If you have any questions or comments about the Cookie Carnival, please email me! yinzerfan {at} gmail {dot} com

Happy Baking!


Vivian Thiele said...

how fun! I've all ready emailed you that I want in on the fun and look forward to participating in July. These s'mores cookie bars look delicious. I can't wait until my granddaughter is old enough to cook with!

Tami said...

Thanks, Vivian!

I just emailed you a few minutes ago. I sent out July's cookie recipes tonight so I hope that the email is waiting in your inbox!

I'm happy that you'll be joining us!


Mary Bergfeld said...

These bars look wonderful. I am a first time visitor here and have read your earlier posts in order to catch up with where you are and where you've been. I love your cookie recipes and will be back often to see your latest creation. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

rebecca @ beurrista said...

i'm so regretting not making these cookies. i think i might just do them today- i have all the ingredients readily available!

your cookies look VERY scrumptious, and the cold glass of milk is just what the bar needs.

thanks for organizing our carnival!

Tessa said...

Yum! Your s'mores bars look great Tami! Thanks for choosing this recipe - your post makes me want to make them again :)

Sue said...

These look great! How fun to make them with your daughter:)

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