I have friends that spend a lot of time on Pintrest and get lots of great cooking ideas as a result. I like Pintrest, but I don’t visit the site nearly as often as I should. Even when I visit and see an interesting recipe, I rarely make it myself. I have an entire board dedicated to Recipes That Look Awesome But I’ll Probably Never Make. The other day, though, I saw a recipe I had to try. Chocolate Chip Cookies stuffed with s’mores. The recipe was more complicated and involved than I was interested in – seriously, who makes their own graham crackers? Luckily, we have a grocery store full of convenience foods just down the street. The biggest problem with the recipe is it made only four humongous cookies. Why would anyone create a recipe of four cookies? These are so large and rich there is no way one person can eat the whole thing. So, I adapted it to fit my laziness and my selfishness – I ain’t sharing my cookie with anyone. A complicated four cookie recipe turned into cookie bars that was ridiculously easy to make and would feed a crowd.
The Ingredients – Graham Crackers, two rolls of cookie dough, Hershey bars, mini marshmallows and a foil lined 9×13 pan.
Slice the dough.
Press the cookies into the bottom of a foil lined pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Place graham crackers on top of the chocolate chip cookies.
Top with Hershey’s chocolate bars. I went a little light on the chocolate because I assumed (correctly, it turns out) that these were going to be ridiculously rich. But, use your own judgement. Put as much chocolate as you like. Awesome thing about this recipe? There are no rules! Adapt it as you want!
Are those two upside down Hershey bars bugging anyone else? They’re driving me crazy. I didn’t notice it at the time because I was too busy eating my own little square. Or two.
Don’t judge me.
Next, add marshmallows.
I would add more marshmallows next time. They almost melt in the final product, adding more chewiness than sweetness.
More graham crackers.
I thought of not adding these but decided I would rather have a relatively solid base for the cookies I’m about to put on top.
It was right about here I thought, “This isn’t going to work.” Actually, it was before I flattened out the cookies on the left and had a bunch of little cookies like the ones on the right. I was afraid they would not cover the s’mores. Even after flattening them I was still skeptical. It was going to be a pretty darn thick cookie bar.
Still, I didn’t let my doubts stop me. I powered through without eating one bite of raw cookie dough and only two chocolate squares. Sometimes, my will power amazes even me.
This is where I had to be creative. How long and what temp to cook these? I chose 375 for 45 minutes, thinking that was the same temp/time I used when I made another layered cookie bar (brownies, Oreos and chocolate chip cookies. Just as awesome as they sound.). I pulled these out after 30 minutes because the cookies were getting too brown. I would probably decrease the temp to 350 next time and keep the 45 minutes. Or just cook til done. My mom would be so proud.
Fresh out of the oven.
The cookies didn’t cover like I thought but I liked how the marshmallow peeked through. The marshmallows made a nice, chewy center that contrasted nicely with the crunch of the cookie and cracker. Overcooking the cookies a little bit even turned out to be a good thing.
Using my “How to Cut Brownies” instructions, I cut these into bars and then in half. These are very rich. A little bit will do. Unless you have 6 13-year old boys hanging around. Then they go fast no matter what size they are.