S’mores Cookie Bars

Are you ready for s’more recipes that are perfect for camping? (Lame joke. I couldn’t help it.) These are best when you zap them in the microwave for 15 seconds before eating. It melts the chocolate and marshmallow just enough to seem like you’re enjoying an old-fashioned S’more. (Really, I can’t believe the authentic taste that you get from this recipe. Must be the graham cracker crumbs in the dough.)

s'mores-cookie-barsS’mores Cookie Bars
(original recipe from Lovintheoven)

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (like Hersheys)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)

Preheat over to 350 degrees and grease an 8 x 8 baking pan.

Cream together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, mix the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Gradually add this into the butter/sugar mixture at low speed, until mixed well.

Divide the dough in half. Press the first half into the bottom of the pan. Layer the chocolate bars over the dough and then spread the marshmallow creme over the top of the chocolate.

Roll out the remaining dough to fit over the top, and then layer it on. (You won’t be able to pat it out on top of the creme, so rolling with a rolling pin is the easiest way to do it.)

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.

How are your Camp Loopy projects coming along? I started mine with the two colors I showed you in this post, and had to rip out the multi-color Mansfield Garden Party, four rows in. I really thought it was going to work, but once I added it to the Celadon, they just looked bad together. I’m using Seawash with the Celadon instead. Much better. I still love the skein of Mansfield that I have. I’ll pair it with something else and will make another two-color shawl. In fact, I have so many patterns that I now want to make, thanks to all of you for sharing links over on Ravelry. Have you found more two-color projects that are now on your list, once this first one is done?

Sheri whomayhaveeatenoneortwoofthosebars


  1. I started my Morlynn Shawl. I had originally ordered Alchemy Montreat Path to go with an Alchemy Scarlett (dark maroon) and the two colors just didn’t go. So I’ve reordered my 2nd color and am just working on the 1st couple of sections before I get to switching to the 2nd color. I’m hoping the new color I ordered will go well together, if not I may need to order something else. Nothing like adding to my stash! LOL ! I’m so enjoying this pattern (so far it’s just stockinette, but the outcome should be very nice, based on the photos I’ve seen on Ravelry).

  2. I’m working on my skewd shawl in Malabrigo and loving it! Aaaaand I just placed an order this morning for Madelinetosh Light in Parchment to do Pamuya in after seeing your post 🙂 Love all these beautiful shawls!

  3. I have finally figured out gauge, and all of that, so I can actually cast on tonight. The pattern itself is for a cobweb weight scarf, so I had to figure out what using a fingering weight would do to the width, and if I wanted it wider for a stole. Should be fine as written. Of course, this assumes I can decide if I want a blue with yellow, or a yellow with blue before I get home. 😀

  4. Two repeats of the body down…8 more to go before the border! Really loving how this pattern (Stephen West’s Lakedale Shawl in Malabrigo Book Three) looks, allllllmost enough to do it again in different colors (we’ll see how I feel after acres of border). I’ll be diving in more seriously this weekend.

    Sheri, bring cookies, stat! 😉

  5. I think I need to pick a harder pattern next time: just have half the lace pattern and then super-easy edging to go. On the other hand, I’m really happy with how the colors came together, considering I’ve never seen either shade in person.

    Those bars look amazing. Wish I wasn’t on a diet. 🙁

  6. I can tell that I was in Tent 5, for sure! I’ve started and ripped out at least different shawls before I finally settled (I think) on Ironhorse Shawl. I’m please with the striping and so far, so good.

    Speaking of Marshmellows… has anyone seen the “GIANT” marshmellows that are out there? They look to be about the size of baseball. I bought a bag to make s’mores with–unless they get eaten first! 😉

  7. I have seen so many that I want to make – but I think Catkin will be at the top of my list for future projects. I also love Scalene, which looks like a great gift knit for Christmas.

  8. I’m not doing the knit-a-long, but I’m thinking I do need to make those cookie bars, and I think I probably need to taste test the entire pan before deciding if they’re good enough to share…they look yummy!

  9. I’m working on Cladonia (which sounds like something you need to get an antibiotic at the free clinic for) and I love it! I’m using Bugga in Red-White Leaf Beetle and Oleandar Nymph and I love the coraly-pink and yellow together. Added to my list for future 2-color projects are Catkin, Pamuya, Spectra and Different Lines. I want to do Different Lines in our school colors, red and grey, for football season.

  10. I’m done the first 5 stripes (of course this is top down and the rows are getting bigger) of Sweetly Worn. I’m loving it, though my colors are strangely pastel and girly for me.

  11. Oooooh that recipe looks decadent!
    I finally TODAY picked a pattern. I really wanted lace so I ended up picked a single-color shawl and will make it in 2 colors. One color for the inner triangle, a few stripes of each and then the border in the other color. The pattern is Surya.

  12. I got my yarn wound, now I’m having doubts about the colors together. 🙁

    I have to finish up my current project before I get started though. I’ve got about 8 to 10 more rows to go on Ruffle My Feathers. If I set that one aside it will NEVER get done. LOL. It gets a bit tedious toward the end because the rows are so incredibly long.

  13. I tried swatching for the Catkin and couldn’t get my head around it. Not into it I guess. Then I started the Cladonia and the colors I ordered didn’t look right- so I started over with the 2nd batch of colors that I ordered and am very pleased. BTW the first set of colors- I had the main color reversed- probably why I didn’t like the colors you think? Now all is well and I have done 15 pattern repeats. I am loving it.

    I just know that you took all the calories out of these S’mores? They look delicious!

  14. I finally got my scarf on the needles last night, and am happy with it so far – of course, I am only on row 3.
    Sheri, when you got the Camp Loopy idea, did you have any clue that there would be people sneaking into other cabins at night messing with their yarn??

  15. I’m working on the Skewed shawl in Malabrigo Worsted. I’m already finished the body of the shawl, and have started the edging in my 2nd color. I’m not sure what I was thinking when I picked a small-ish shawl in worsted – I’ll be done by the end of the weekend!! Oh well, will have to cast-on another while I wait for project 2 to be announced 🙂

  16. I cast on my Daybreak and knit the 1st 6 rows. This project will be my go to project starting tonight and all week-end.

  17. I had a pattern reading fail Wednesday and discovered that Camp Loopy may be bug free but not frog free. I had to frog about 50 rows yesterday and restart I’m knitting Catkin in Madtosh Merino light–trodden and isadora colorways. The elves suggested these and they did GOOD!!! I’m spending afternoons at camp then working other projects after 8 pm.

  18. I am halfway through the first section of Daybreak using Lilac and Lake from TLE Solid Series. I think the colors will look like very early daybreak. Having fun at camp.

  19. I’m making Cladonia and its progressing nicely. Bummer though, that it is so hard to photograph well because of the colors I chose….but then I didn’t choose them to photograph them.

  20. It’s good to know that I’m not the only one with color challenges. I’m making the Arcadian but in fingering weight and doing some adjusting along the way. I fell in love with Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in the Clodagh colorway (most soft yellow, cabernet and very dark teal green. Unfortunately on my monitor the teal looked like navy blue so that’s what I ordered thinking this will be great — in real life not so much. Then I ordered Madelinetosh Merino Light in the Malachite colorway — again, in real life maybe not. So on Monday I think I’ll call the elves to get their recommendation. Maybe the third time will be the charm. The good news is I’m enjoying the pattern and the yarn AND I have some great colors to add to the stash!! LOL

  21. Hi Sheri – I have started the Figurehead shawl in Spud and Chloe Sweater – I need to get some photos up on my RAV project page – I’m calling it summer waves – using Waterslide and Splash and I love the summery colors even though I am not a blue gal – it is very pretty. Very hot here in NE FL so it is a cool looking color to knit with while the AC is blasting. I can’t wait to try that recipe – I am going to the store after while and will pick up the stuff. My husband will be the happy beneficiary of “camping” with me – this is fun and I can’t wait to hear the next camp project requirements – right now I am just hoping to finish in the alloted time.

    enjoy your weekend – Melody

  22. I have started my Scalene out of Malabrigo Worsted but my queue and favs has gone way up with more shawls that are now on my list. I was originally going to make Skewed but I bought more of the multi color and I wanted that to be the main so I switched to Scalene. Luckily, I have stash yarn that I can pull out for an eventual Skewed. I think I will also be ordering more as I see more of the shawls completed.

  23. I just finished casting off my Camp Loopy project! I made Holly Griffin-Weidner’s Little Shells Shawl in 2 beautiful colors (Sapphire and Ice) of Blue Sky Alpaca Silk! I hurried up and wound my yarn on Wednesday, June 15 before the first day of my daughters’ 4 day long dance recitals. Since I had a lot of time waiting at the theatre between rehearsals and dances, I was really able to move along on the pattern! It turned out very pretty, and the lace pattern was easy enough to do in a busy environment, sometimes even standing in line! I finished the cast off after the last recital tonight. I’m not sure how to post a picture, so please let me know! I can’t wait to see the second project!

  24. I am having so much fun with the Skewed Shawl in Mad Tosh DK in Thunderstorm and Black Currant. It really shines in the sun like seen in my latest blog post. I think for next two color project I am going to do Clockwork in a warm purple and limey green. In fact, I have already ordered some yarn to accomplish that project. Thanks for the s’more bar recipe, they look yummy and I will be trying some soon. 🙂 Happy Knitting!

  25. I started Multnomah in Dream in Color Starry in the Dusky Aurora colorway and adding Loopy Ewe Solid in 87-19 Eggplant every so many rows (just when I feel like throwing a few rows of it in). I’m about halfway through the body, hope to start the feather and fan edging by this evening or tomorrow evening. Love the colors and how it’s turning out.

    Might find time to do a few choruses of “Kumbayah” tonight to sing along with the crickets. YaY!! for Camp Loopy!

  26. After a few false starts, my camp shawl is coming along nicely. I’m feeling a little iffy about the colors I chose, but I’m forging ahead. I have faith that Everything Will Be Alright when the shawl is completed. I want those s’more bars.

  27. I’m done! But then I picked an quick little scarf (Flower Scarf)since I knew I wouldn’t have much time. Made most of it on the ride to and from work the end of last week and finished it off last night after I blocked it. I wasn’t sure of my color combo but used both colors to make the flower and that brought it all together better. I crocheted a flower tho since my knit one was too ruffly and looked like a cat toy. 🙂 You can see the scarf here

  28. I’m doing Multnomah in Dream in Color Starry in the Dusky Aurora colorway and Loopy Ewe Eggplant solid colorway for stripes. It’s coming along very nicely and I plan on having it done before the weekend comes again.

  29. This weekend I made the S’mores Bars for a party and drew rave reviews. One of the folks who was able to get his (second or third) nuked for 15 minutes before eating said that bumped it up from really really good to how soon can you make more!

    It was also good for my six-year-old to help with. He did the dry ingredients and especially enjoyed doing the graham crackers and placing the big chocolate bars.

  30. These S’mores Bars are terrific! I tend to be clumsy with traditional s’mores. Unless made around a campfire, the shattered graham cracker and not-quite-melted chocolate quickly looses its appeal. I have a fun time knitting and eating these this weekend. (With frequent trips to wash my hands in the sink of course). Thank you so much for this recipe.

  31. How are folks already finishing entire shawls and I’m still plugging away on my itty-bitty scarf? Sigh. Summer’s supposed to be about kicking back & relaxing… so I’ll just knit a bit each day and hopefully have a fun scarf by next month!

    As for the bars… mmmmm… I’ve got my second pan in the oven as I type, and the house smells heavenly! I made the first pan for my daughter to take to a sleepover tomorrow night, and they smelled so good that the family demanded a pan for now as well! Who am I to argue? 😉

    A couple recipe tweaks: I didn’t roll out the top crust, I simply tore small pieces, flattened them a bit, and put them all over the fluff, overlapping here & there, ’til the top was mostly covered. Also on my 2nd pan, I had to use choc chips instead of the bars, as we were out of bars (little imps keep getting into my s’more supply closet!).

    Thanks for the summer fun! 🙂

  32. Thank you for posting this recipe. I was in a very expensive restaurant last weekend and my fiance and I ordered the S’More Dessert. It was HORRIBLE. The cookie was a brick. We literally couldn’t cut into it. Ever since, I have been craving something similar (that actually tastes good!) I will definitely try your recipe. thanks.

  33. Sheri, those bars are amazing! Matthew had some buddies over last night and I made a double batch. They were a huge hit! I used Ghirardelli double chocolate because I didn’t have any Hershey bars, and they were super rich. Yum!

  34. Hubby and I practice lots of smores and our current favorite is to use Reese’s PB cups instead of Hershey’s. We’ve tried various Ghiradelli squares, coconut marshmellows, chocolate graham crackers. I have some chocolate marshmellows yet to try!

  35. Just made these bars this afternoon for my husband’s birthday tomorrow. (also used semi-sweet chocolate chips instead of Hershey’s bar) Just had a little square and they are super delicious!! I can’t wait for him to try them!! 🙂 Thanks for sharing

  36. I just made these bars – went like this:

    1. I have no vanilla-how does that even happen?!
    2. It goes well until…
    3. mashmallow fluff doesn’t spread it sticks.
    4. seriously marshmallow fluff won’t spread when you nuke it.
    5. I have to use a rolling pin? Why didn’t I read these directions?
    6. This better taste good.

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