Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars


Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are my favorite chocolate chip cookie in bar form then topped with toasted marshmallows and chocolate drizzle. Easy to whip up when you need a special treat.

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookies Bars

Happiness is a hot cup of (good) coffee to warm you up as you wander around downtown visiting all of the specialty food shops. Happiness is cuddling with your favorite furball as he squeezes you tight for a hug. Happiness is Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. If you ever need to bribe me, this is what you would make. It combines two of my favorite desserts into one, turning two classics into one modern twist.

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

The idea came to me when I was at a fall festival in October. There was a table set up with all kinds of baked goods for sale. As I tried to pick only one item, there it was. A (giant) chocolate chip cookie square with marshmallows and chocolate on top. I knew I had to have it for lunch.

This recipe is different than the one I ate. My cookie layer is thicker and not as dense. Then I toasted the marshmallows for a true smores effect. Although there is no graham cracker element, I’m still calling these smores.

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

You really do need to broil the marshmallows after you add them. I tried to continue baking them, but they didn’t brown at all. And of course I highly recommend eating these when still warm because of the melted chocolate and gooey toasted marshmallows (although if you do want the chocolate drizzle, you have to let them cool completely. Can’t have it all I guess!). In fact, I wish I could eat some right now.

I can verify the freshness of these Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars last all week because we had so many goodies in the house for Christmas, they didn’t get eaten right away. I was concerned about the texture of the toasted marshmallows, but they were fine. Or I just loved them so much that I didn’t care. Either way, I think I ended up eating half the pan. Whoops.

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Yields 16

Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

30 minPrep Time

25 minCook Time

55 minTotal Time

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1 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (divided into 1 cup + 3/4 cup)
2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together the flour, baking power, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and both sugars until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually beat in the flour mixture until it is all incorporated. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden and a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven. Turn the broiler on.
  5. Evenly distribute the marshmallows in one even layer over the cookie layer. Place under the broiler for a few minutes until toasted (I had to keep rotating my pan because my broiler doesn't toast evenly). When toasted, remove from the broiler and let cool.
  6. When completely cool, place remaining 3/4 cup chocolate chips into a sandwich bag. Microwave 30 seconds. Gently massage the bag. Keep microwaving in 15 second intervals until the chocolate has fully melted. Push all of the chocolate to one corner of the bag. Cut a small hole then pipe in a zigzag pattern over the marshmallow layer. Let the chocolate harden before serving.

Source: Adapted from Nestle’s Best-Loved Cookies (Amazon affiliate link)
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  1. I would have eaten half too! ;)

  2. I would hide the pan so I could eat the whole thing. Well, maybe I would share. Maybe. Just one.

  3. Holy Cow! This looks awesome!!! I am going to make these very soon.

  4. Although I disagree on the coffee (make it hot chocolate) I can definitely say these bars would not be turned down!

  5. I’m drooling on myself. YUM!

  6. *happy dance while singing* I love s’mores I love s’mores anything with s’mores is gooooood. Lalalalalaaa lalalallaaa SMORES!

  7. Becky @ Olives n Wine says:

    What a grown up and sofisticated way to enjoy a s’more! These look amazing :)

  8. Seeing your gorgeous smores cookie bars is not helping my already-weak resolve to eat better, lol. I want to run out and buy a bag of marshmallows right now so that I can bake this bad boy up and likely eat the full pan instead of only half.

  9. Even though my daughter and I just indulged in her pickle craving by discovering that the kosher dill fridge pickles I made in October are still good, this post GOT ME DROOLING.

    I want these so badly, I may have to change the dinner plans to include these (since apparently I have all the ingredients–oopsie!).

    Thanks for a delicious recipe!

  10. Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.

  11. Whoa! and I want!! This sounds fabulous… I know for a fact that I would eat the entire pan in one sitting.

  12. I would definitely agree that these bars are happiness! So much goodness in one treat, plus the whole “bar” thing give you an excuse to eat more than you would if it were just individual cookies :) I’ll take a bit hunk, please!

  13. Whoops! :D

  14. Growing up, my sister and I would make microwave s’mores with Hershey bars, Jet-puff marshmallows and graham crackers. (We’d also make cookie dough with no intention of ever baking it…just to eat it). However, had we known about these, methinks there would have been baking of cookie dough and making of this heavenly, gooey bars :)

  15. This recipe sounds awesome. I tried it tonight. One tip to share though: don’t put your pan too close to the broiler…it can catch the parchment paper on fire, followed by the marshmallows…whoops. Yes, this happened to me. Like a real campfire, must be careful when toasting the marshmallows!

  16. Can I do this in a 9×13 pan? and could i sub aluminum foil for the parchment or omit the parchment? i need this for a bake sale tomorrow and i dont have time to go to the store tonight but they look delicious and match some stuff i already had! sorry if these are elementary questions I am not a seasoned baker at all

    • Yes, just double the ingredients and it should work in a 13×9 pan. If you use foil, spray it with cooking spray or omit the foil altogether and grease the pan. Happy baking!

  17. Mary Hallaren says:

    WOW! These are absolutely FANTASTIC. Just made them and they are a HIT. Taste great (especially w/ milk) and are so chewy. Great recipe, will use again.

  18. Um..yes, yes, yes and yes! :)

  19. So needs graham crackers when you have chocolate chip cookie bars?! These sound amazing!

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