It’s might be the end of July but we still have (almost) two whole months left of summer and I’m going to trying to cram in as many s’mores inspired treats as possible this season! These S’mores Cookie Bars are the perfect way to enjoy the classic summertime treat, but indoors and bonfire free! I took the base ingredients from my Homemade Graham Crackers, turned it into a blondie-like cookie base, topped it off with a heap of chocolate chunks, a handful of mini marshmallows, baked it up quick, and the outcome was pure joy.
And while the classic s’mores will always have my heart, these easy-as-can-be S’mores Cookie Bars are magical in their own right! The batter for these bars whips up fast and in just one bowl. In fact, these bars can be done in just 30 minutes from start to finish! The graham-inspired cookie base is made with cassava flour, tapioca flour, and a bit of brown rice flour to give it that hearty graham texture. And sweetened with a mix of maple syrup, coconut sugar, and a hit of cinnamon reminiscent of graham flavor. The cookie base is such a delicious carrier vessel for the glorious pools of melty dark chocolate and light gooey marshmallows that you just might not even miss the OG graham crackers.
The result is a wonderfully soft bar with a dense and chewy center and a crisp top. It’s like an assembly free s’more with no mess! They are gluten free, dairy free, and nut free. And while these do contain refined sugar (in the mini marshmallows) these bars are made better-for-you by sweetening the base with natural sweeteners and made with no refined flours. I used Hu gems, which I only bust out for special occasions (because they are a little pricey) and clearly, I go BIG for anything s’mores related. For the mini marshmallows I used Dandies Mini Marshmallows which are vegan and do not contain any science-y sounding ingredients. I included the ingredients of “conventional” vs “natural” marshmallows below. But, of course, use any chocolate or mallows that you enjoy!
Conventional Marshallow Ingredients“Natural” Marshmallow Ingredients
Want to get extra with your S’mores Cookie Bars? Add some additional chocolate chips to the top of the cookie bars when you take it out of the oven for s’more (ha!) melty chocolatey gooey goodness! (Just look at that shiny chocolate in the above picture. *swoon*).
And if you’re looking for more s’mores things, try making the ultimate s’mores with my Homemade Graham Crackers and Healthier Homemade Marshmallows!
gluten free, nut free, dairy free
If you make this recipe, please feel free to leave a review or rating down below. And I’d LOVE to see your creation! Please tag me on Instagram @freshlydafna and use #freshlydafna.
S'mores Cookie Bars
These S'mores Cookie Bars can be made in under 30 minutes are the perfect way to get your s'mores fix without a bonfire! The graham cracker-like cookie base whips up quick and in just one bowl. Then topped off with a heap of chocolate chunks and a handful of mini marshmallows. The result is super delicious ooey gooey bars of s'mores goodness.
gluten free, nut free, dairy free
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted and cooled) or sub avocado oil
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp cassava flour
- 1/4 cup tapioca flour
- 1/4 cup brown rice flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 -3/4 cup chocolate chips or chunks
- 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
Heat oven to 375 degrees and prepare square (8 or 9 inch) baking dish by greasing with additional oil or lining with parchment paper.
In the bowl of the stand mixer, or in a large bowl if mixing by hand, beat all the wet ingredients together until thick and frothy, about 1-2 minutes.
Add in the dry ingredients and stir until just fully incorporated, taking care not to overmix the batter.
Pour 3/4 of the batter into the prepared pan and, using a rubber spatula, spread into an even layer.
Top the batter with 1/2 cup of the chocolate and the mini marshmallows.
Drizzle the remaining batter over the chocolate and marshmallows. Add another handful of chocolate chip/chunks if you like.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until sides are golden brown and the top is firm. Test for doneness by piercing with a toothpick if uncertain. It's done when the toothpick comes out clean. If you hit chocolate, wipe pick, and try another spot.
Let cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes, ideally 10. Then remove, slice, and enjoy!
Want even more melty chocolate?!? Add a couple more chocolate chips on top of the cookie bars right after you remove the pan from the oven!
Store in an airtight container for a few days, then move to freezer for longer storage!
Freshly Dafna is now on Pinterest! Save all your favorite recipes by pinning this image!
Leave a Reply