I love S’mores. Melty chocolate and gooey marshmallow sandwiched between crisp graham crackers is a time-honored campfire treat. Countless times, I sat staring into the flames, twirling a big puffy marshmallow on on the end of a hand-picked green stick whittled to a fine point, waiting for the perfect browning. Too close or too long in the wrong spot, and it would burst into flame. Sometimes accidents happen on purpose. Please hand me another marshmallow.
In honor of National S’mores Day (August 10th) and the Girl Scout tradition, I present to you this glorious S’moresel from my kitchen. All that traditional smoresy taste in a convenient cookie bar form. I guess that’d be a S’mookie!
Gimme S’more Squares
The recipe for Warm Toasted Marshmallow S’more Squares @ Betty Crocker is pure genius. No eggs required, and totally EASY! Whenever I find the sugar cookie mix on sale, I like to stock up so I can make quick treats like these. They’re totally delicious, pack perfectly in lunches, and go great with coffee or a big glass of cold milk.
Golden Toasted Chocolatey Delicious
I tweaked the recipe a little to produce a smaller batch with more graham flavour and decided to break out some gourmet chocolate bars for the topping. I used Dagoba Organic Dark Chocolate, but many other flavours would be yummy. Also, try your local store brand graham crackers; Safeway’s grahams have an excellent texture and taste and cost less.
Preheat oven to 375° and grease a 9×9 pan.
Chop fancy chocolate bars to make about 1 1/2 cups of chocolate bits.
Bash or food process about 8 graham crackers to make 1 Cup of crumbs.
Make a Grahamtastic Cookie Crust
Mix 1 Cup of Graham Cracker Crumbs with 2 Cups (about 1/2 bag) of Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix.
Melt 1 stick of butter, stir in 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract, and add to dry ingredients.
Press dough into pan and bake 18 minutes.
Add the Chocolate and Marshmallows
When the cookie crust is done, turn off the oven and preheat the broiler.
While the crust is still warm, sprinkle 1 1/2 cups chopped chocolate over top and let it melt. Spread melted chocolate to edges of crust.
Top with 2 cups miniature marshmallows and return pan to oven about six inches below the broiler.
Broil until marshmallows are lightly browned ~ 1 min (watch them carefully!)