S’more Oatmeal Cookie Bars

Yesterday I did not feel like going to the grocery store, it was a lazy Saturday and I was trying to think of something to bake and add to my blog. I looked in my cupboards to see what I had and I had big marshmallows, dark chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, graham crackers, oatmeal, and some Mexican chocolate bars I got from vacation in Mexico. I also had minimal flour and brown sugar but it would be just enough to make these bars. I knew I could make something with S’mores and these bars looked so good I doubled the recipe below and made a 9X13 pan instead. I also used the big marshmallows, dark chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, and Mexican chocolate bars in the recipe. These bars are pretty easy to make and taste so delicious right out of the oven and also after they cool off.

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Ingredients:

Bottom Layer:
  • 1 cp. old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cp. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cp. light-brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cp. butter, softened
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
S’mores Layer:
  • 1 and 1/4 cp. semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
  • 1 and 1/2 cp. miniature marshmallows
Top Layer:
  • 6 T light brown sugar
  • 6 T butter, softened
  • 3/4 cp. old-fashioned oats
  • 3 graham crackers (~3/4 cp.), crushed
  • 6 T all-purpose flour
  • Optional: handful of miniature chocolate chips

Directions:

Bottom and Middle Layer

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the base layer. Stir until a crumbly type of dough has been formed. Press this “dough” into the bottom of an 8 x 8 baking pan.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on top and remove from the oven.
  4. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top to melt.
  5. Sprinkle the marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips.
Top Layer
  1. Beat together the brown sugar and butter until light and creamy.
  2. Stir in the oats, coarsely crushed graham crackers, and flour.
  3. Using your hands grab about a 1/4 cp. of dough at a time, press the dough together and flatten it out. Then lay it over the marshmallow layer. The dough doesn’t cover it completely, but will cook together somewhat. Evenly disperse pieces of dough on top of the marshmallows.
  4. Return to the oven for about 5 minutes (it will still be a bit gooey), then remove and allow to cool.
  5. These taste great right out of the oven, but take a good hour to fully set.
  6. Optional: top the mostly cooled bars with a handful of miniature chocolate chips
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