Melted warm milk chocolate, gooey toasted marshmallows and crispy graham crackers….what a perfect combination! Whoever invented S’mores (which is an abbreviation for “Some More”, because you can’t just eat one) was a complete genius! Though not attributed to one person, it is generally assumed that the S’more was invented by campers or vacationers and then shared from campfire to campfire. The first official recipe for S’mores was published in the 1927 Girl Scout handbook, which launched it into campfire history.
Traditionally the S’more is made by toasting a marshmallow or two over a fire, until warm and gooey, and then sandwiching it between two graham crackers and a milk chocolate bar. The roasted marshmallow melts the chocolate when being sandwiched, and wow, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat.
Now you don’t have to have a roaring campfire to create this wonderful treat! You can have the yummy flavor of S’mores anytime with this recipe for S’mores Cookie Bars.
Read on for step by step instructions or check out Kristi’s video at the bottom that will tell you how.
S’mores Cookie Bars Recipe
- ½ cup butter, room temperature
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 king sized milk chocolate bars
- 1 ½ cups marshmallow creme/fluff (not melted marshmallows)
Prehat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix at low speed until combined.
Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the Rada Stoneware 8 X 8 square baker or a greased 8 inch square baking pan.
Place chocolate bars over dough, breaking the chocolate bars (if necessary) to get it to fit in a single layer no more than ¼ inch thick.
Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff.
Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (easiest if you flatten the dough into small shingles and then lay them together).
Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.
Hint: These are best when heated, because everything inside is warm and gooey just like when you make them over the campfire. If desired, after you plate the bars you can microwave them for about 10-15 seconds just before eating.
Girl Scout Fundraisers
Thank you Girl Scouts for publishing the original recipe in your handbook and for introducing campers and non-campers alike to the wonderful world of S’mores! The Girl Scouts are also famous for their Girl Scout Cookie sales as a fundraiser to help them finance their scouting activites and special projects. Many Girl Scout troops also sell Rada Cutlery as another source to raise money for their troops.
With Rada Knife fundraisers, Girl Scouts (and other non-profit groups) earn a 40% fundraising profit. Rada Cutlery products are 100% Made in the USA and there are a large selection of items for your fund raising supporters to choose, including: kitchen knives and utensils, cutlery gift sets, stoneware, quick mixes as well as cookbooks.
The number one thing we hear our customers say repeatedly is that Rada products sell themselves. But we also make it easy to sell with three different fundraising options: 1) from inventory, 2) online and 3) catalog sales – which is the most selected method by Rada fundraiser groups.
For more information or to request an fundraiser information packet, you can call customer service at 800-311-9691. You can also visit Rada’s fundraiser website!
Watch the Video
Learn step-by-step how to make Smore Cookie Bars.