For me, s’mores are an icon of Summer. I don’t always love being out in the hot sun, or in buggy woods, or on a boat on a choppy lake, but I do always love s’mores cooked over a campfire. I’d kind of like my reward for spending some time in the outdoors. (Yes, I realize that you can make s’mores in the microwave, but it just is not the same.)
On Independence Day, we were invited to a relative’s house for a get-together. To contribute to the spread of food, we were asked to bring a dessert. In the Summer, my go-to when searching for dessert is always either something with berries, or something based on s’mores. I decided to go for a bit more decadent choice, and go for the s’mores this time. I went with a recipe for S’mores Cookie Bars from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe.
Overall it came out really well! I’ll be honest, and admit that the husband did most of the actual work baking this one. That being said, it was a few more steps than normal cookie bars, but totally worth it for the way that they tasted!
Also, I really appreciated Mel’s tip about not being tempted to use regular marshmallows instead of marshmallow fluff. I’m not a huge fan of fluff, so I was tempted to do that, but after it was baked, it really just tasted like gooey marshmallows.
Ease: B, a few more steps than a typical cookie bar recipe, but worth it for this delicious treat!
Taste: A+, so good. Super rich, but really delicious.
Would I make it again? I would – but only if we were bringing it to another gathering. It is so rich that we definitely do not need a whole pan of it sitting around at home!