S’mores are the ultimate Summer treat and these peanut butter s’mores cookie bars are quick and easy to make and only consist of 5 ingredients.
If I had to pick one Summer dessert it would have to be anything with s’mores. And it would be these s’mores cookie bars!
I love the crunchy graham cracker, melted chocolate and toasted, gooey marshmallow. I even used to make gourmet s’mores on the stove!
Heck if you need other inspiration I love my nutella s’mores gelato as well. But I have to say these peanut butter s’mores cookie bars take the cake.
I love s’mores, but sometimes I just don’t want to have to spend all the time sitting around a fire pit to make them. In keeping with tradition I have been thinking of other ways that I can make s’mores to feed the masses.
This got my creative juices flowing and I thought of a s’more bar! I looked in my pantry and didn’t have graham crackers, so I looked at what else I could find and found peanut butter cookie mix.
The cookie mix was perfect because it emulated a graham cracker crust. So that is what I used and they came out phenomenal!
These peanut butter s’mores cookie bars have a rich peanut butter cookie crust, molten chocolate filling and a gooey toasted marshmallow topping.
I like to use dark chocolate, but you can use milk chocolate or even Reese’s peanut butter cups.
You can even change up the crust by doing a brownie crust or chocolate chop cookie crust.
Another fun tip with these s’mores cookie bar recipe is to use a kitchen torch to toast the marshmallows. If you are particular about how toasty your marshmallows get, this is the best trick to have the most control. I like to use this kitchen torch which also works great for my Instant Pot Creme Brulee
How to make s’mores cookie bars:
- 1 bag peanut butter cookie mix (I use betty crocker brand)
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 egg
- 8 ounces dark or milk chocolate, chopped fine
- 1 (10 ounce) bag large marshmallows
- Make the cookie base by combining the cookie mix with the egg, oil and water. Stir to combine.
- Line a 9 x 9 cake pan with parchment paper (making sure the paper comes up the sides of the dish).
- Spray the pan and paper with cooking spray. Add the cookie dough and spread out evenly into one layer.
- Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and add the chocolate. Let sit for 3 minutes to melt.
- Take the back of a spoon and smear the chocolate into one even layer.
- Top with a layer of marshmallows and broil for 2 minutes or until the marshmallows are toasted.
- Let the bars cool and then slice carefully with a plastic knife. The bars can be a little sticky and delicate so be gentle.