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.
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.
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.
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.
Source: Adapted from Nestle’s Best-Loved Cookies (Amazon affiliate link)
If you loved these Smores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, you’ll love these treats:
- S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups
- S’mores Blossom Cookies
- (Really Thick) S’mores Rice Crispy Treat Bark
From other bloggers:
- Smores Eclairs from Bakers Royale
- Smores Cheese Ball from Taste and Tell
- Smores Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies from Picky Palate