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S’mores Cookie Bars are a cookie bar dessert combined inspired by a campfire favorite. With a graham cracker crust and topping, Hershey bar and marshmallow cream filling, they’ll hit your sweet spot!!

If you like s’mores, you’ll go crazy for this S’mores Cookie Bars recipe. Layered with all the components of classic s’mores, they’re a decadent treat you can eat all year long! 

S'mores Cookie Bars stacked on a white plate

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S’mores Cookie Bars

I was reminded of this yummy chocolate and marshmallow dessert recipe this summer when one of my dear friends called me with a question. Her daughter was getting married up in Michigan and she and her husband wanted to make these for a pre-wedding event at their gorgeous lakeside home. I had to shake the cobwebs out of my brain to remember when I first baked these bars.

This was well before Danielle and I were sharing each other’s recipes each month, but I knew it came from her blog, Hugs and Cookies XOXO. Well, apparently they were a success—whew. I can only imagine eating these glorious s’mores cookie bars while watching the sunset on the beach. I thought it was time for me to make them again!

Check out these S’mookies AKA S’mores Cookies and this Easy S’mores Dessert Dip, too.

S'mores Cookie Bars in an 8 x 8-inch baking pan

 

Tips for Making S’mores Cookie Bars

I love making cookie bars for one specific reason. Instead of scooping out cookie after cookie, rolling the dough and baking one sheet then another, the bar cookie dough is pressed into a baking pan and popped in the oven. Of course, when the bars are layered, it’s a tad more work.

For this recipe, the base layer and crumble topping is the same mixture, so that saves a step. Plus, no extra bowls are needed for the marshmallow cream and Hershey bars filling. Whew.

I like lining my baking pans with non-stick aluminum foil. Besides preventing the bars from sticking to the pan, the non-stick foil doubles as a sling to help remove the bars from the pan to cut, plus it allows for easy cleanup!

If you don’t have non-stick aluminum foil, just line your pan with regular foil and spray with your favorite non-stick cooking spray.

PRO Tip: Use a wet knife to spread the marshmallow cream. It’s sticky and often a challenge to make an even layer.

The first time I made this S’mores Cookie Bar recipe, I completely covered the marshmallow cream with cookie dough. But this time, I let some marshmallow peek through. I also sprinkled a few chocolate chips over the top, just to hint at what was below the surface. If you’re looking for stackable bars, you may want to press down on the top before baking to level the surface.

By the way, the whole family gave these bars their seal of approval. Not that I was worried!

S'mores Cookie Bars in a small white bowl

More S’mores Inspired Dessert Recipes:

My talented blogger friends created these delicious s’mores inspired desserts!

  • Pretzel S’mores Bites, from Erin at Well Plated – an addictive bite sized treat!
  • Bourbon Bacon S’mores Cookies, from Julianne at Beyond Frosting – delectable sandwich cookies filled with marshmallow and bourbon chocolate sauce.
  • S’mores Eclair Cake, from Jennifer at Princess Pinky Girl – a luscious layered no-bake dessert with marshmallow cream and chocolate frosting.

Hope you enjoy the S’mores Cookie Bars recipe! This recipe was originally shared in March, 2016, but I’ve updated the photos and text.

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S'mores Cookie Bars - All the fabulous flavors of the classic campfire treat in a layered dessert!

S’mores Cookie Bars

Cookie Bars with all the magnificent flavors of s’mores!

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars
  • Category: Dessert, Cookies, Bar Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter (4 ounces), at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/3 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 standard Hershey bars
  • 1 7-ounce jar marshmallow creme
  • 3 tablespoons chocolate chips, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350°. Line 8 inch pan with nonstick foil or regular foil sprayed with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir in flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Mix until blended. Press half of dough into prepared pan.
  3. Lay chocolate bars over dough. Spread with marshmallow creme. A wet knife will make this process easier. Scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallow; carefully press to form a layer (you can completely cover the marshmallow creme or leave some openings). Sprinkle with a few tablespoons of chocolate chips if desired.
  4. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, then remove from pan using foil and cut to serve.

Notes

May double recipe in a 9 x 13 pan.

Recipe adapted from Hugs and Cookies.

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42 comments on “S’mores Cookie Bars”

  1. Congrats to Nick and I’m sure everyone loved your cookies:@)

  2. These look amazing! I need to go and look at the recipe!

  3. I am sure that ALL enjoyed these ooey-gooey delicious bars!

  4. A work of art as per usual. Have a lovely week, Liz!

  5. Nick gets the best care packages!! Way to go, Liz!!!! These bars look amazing!!!

  6. oh wow my kids would love those! Who am I kidding I would love those right about now!

  7. Congrats to your son! What an accomplishment. These bars look absolutely amazing!!

  8. Oh yes, I know I’d go crazy for these fab bars!

  9. They look incredibly rich and tempting!

  10. I love s’mores and these look so gooey, good and totally perfect. Congratulations on your son’s acceptance to medical school

  11. Lizzy, I love your take on the S’mores Bars, so ‘clean cut’ looking, and satisfies my ‘sweet tooth’ for sure. Love the oooey-goooey stuff what I see bloggers posting, but I don’t want to overdose on too rich of a dessert. Your son Nick is certainly spoiled by his mom…but why shouldn’t he be? They leave the nest too soon! Also the meatball hogey is so much better homemade, time for me to use up those hogey rolls, and not just for cold sandwiches! xoxo

  12. Your s’mores bars look amazing! What a fun Sweetie Pies Adventure we have!!!!

  13. Congrats to your Nick, that is wonderful news and I know it didn’t come easy. Bravo to him! And to you for sharing these wonderful looking bars. Love the marshmallow peeking out!

  14. These s’mores bars look amazingly delish, Liz. Many congratulations on your son’s admission to medical school

  15. These smores cookie bars look delicious. Congratulations to your son getting into medical school, it’s nice that he got into his first choice.

  16. I never try the S’mores but I know I will love them because I love marshmallows. Your recipe looks so good ! x

  17. The good doctor (the latest in the family) does deserve a divine treat from his mom! Thank you for sharing the how-to on the scrumptious s’more cookie bars.

  18. Your bars are always the best and I try to channel my inner “Liz” when I’m cutting them!

  19. Seriously genius!!

  20. oooooh yes! These bars look so gooey and s’moresy (the best kind of thing) and perfect!

  21. Liz, these look so good! I love anything loaded with gooey marshmallows.

  22. Saved these as soon as your pic popped up! My international friends have never tried s’mores before and I am so excited to make these for them, Liz <3

  23. Gosh! I would abandon my low carb diet in a heartbeat if these cookie bars were right in front of me!

  24. I’m going to try your recipe Liz – I’ve always wanted to make s’mores into bar form. We love to camp and I could take these along as a sweet treat for the kiddos!

  25. These are perfect for rainy days at the cottage, when a camp fire is not practical. I bet they’d taste amazing frozen too!

  26. These bars will be the hit of the party!

  27. This looks delicious. I cannot wait to try.

  28. You had me at s’mores! Love these bars!

  29. Such perfect bars Liz, a great way to enjoy s’mores flavours. 

  30. these look irresistible!

  31. Oh my goodness, yes please!

  32. S’mores anything make me happy! Tastes like summer!

  33. Although I like cookies plenty well, cookie bars are actually more satisfying to eat. And you’re right that they’re much easier to make! Terrific looking recipe — and SO appropriate for summer! Thanks!

  34. S’mores are one of our favorites in this house so I’m really excited to share this treat with my family (though maybe I should make two… one for me and one for them)!

  35. Need these in my life, love that gooey marshmallow layer!

  36. It doesn’t matter how you put those three ingredients together they always have me wanting s’more. Can’t wait to kick summer into gear with these!

  37. These look so perfect and totally irresistible!! What a great summer dessert!

  38. These are so perfect for summer!

  39. These S’mores bars look fabulous. They look like my kind of bar.

  40. These s’mores bars are calling my name! The perfect summer dessert!

  41. everythaaang s’mores is amazing. These bars look so so good-I love how thick they are!

  42. I’ve never been too keen on roasting marshmallows so this is right up my alley.

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