Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

These easy cookie bars are topped with more cookies, marshmallows, and chocolate.  Try a pan of these Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars the next time you get that chocolate craving.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

Ok, I’m officially obsessed with all things s’mores.  You aren’t too upset about that, are you?

Summer just brings the s’mores loving person out of me.  Gooey chocolate and melty marshmallows…you can understand the obsession I’m sure.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

The other day while grocery shopping, we found this special edition cookie dough from Pillsbury.  Our daughter puffy heart loves anything cookies and cream, so my hubby grabbed a package and threw it into the cart.

Now that’s kind of a role reversal there.  Usually I’m the one throwing all the sweets into the cart, while he fills it with the healthy salads and meats.  Waahahahaha!  I am slowly converting him to the dark side!

Cookies & Cream Cookie Dough

His thought process…make the cookies for the kids to enjoy.

My thought process…what fun and exciting treat can I make this into.  :-) Yes, I have a problem….I’m ok with that! #dessertloverforlife

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

A half eaten package of Oreo cookies, half a bag of mini marshmallows, and a few Hershey’s candy bars leftover from this Chocolate S’mores Pudding Cake were totally calling out from the cupboard to be used.   You have to be quick around here if you want to use the Oreo cookies in baking.  My cookie monsters are definitely revolting and taking over my baking stash!

Add the package of cookies and cream cookie dough, and you have an easy bar cookie to die for.   Feel free to make your own cookie dough if you want, but I love easy peasy dessert like this.   It seriously only takes 2 minutes to have the cookie dough in the oven.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

While the cookies are baking, mix together all the fun toppings.  These bars are loaded with good stuff!  Go ahead and eat a few pieces…I know I did!

The bars will look very under done when you pull them from the oven.  Trust me and do not bake them any longer!!!  Gently sprinkle the topping mixture on top and put it back in the oven for 2 more minutes.  The chocolate and marshmallows will start to melt, but the real magic happens in the last minute.  Turn your oven to broil for 1 more minute.  Make sure you keep an eye on the marshmallows.  They go from brown to burnt in seconds! Been there, done that!

After you pull them from the oven, press the cookie chunks down into the melted goodness.  That will help them stay put as everything cools and hardens.  Now if you really want to dig in, you can.  But your tastebuds will probably hate you for it.  I recommend waiting a little bit to enjoy these.  The cookies stay together a little bit better after they cool.  But again, that’s totally up to you.  I understand the need to dig in!  One quick tip when cutting through marshmallows is to use a wet knife.   The water on the knife will keep the marshmallows from sticking.

Woo hoo for another pan of dessert that didn’t make it past the day.  Of course all the kids playing at the church while their parents worked were a big help in devouring these awesome cookies.

Cookies and Cream S'mores Bars - a delicious cookies and cream twist to the summer s'mores

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Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 12 bar cookies

Cookies and Cream S’mores Bars

Cookies and cream cookie bars topped with an Oreo cookie s'mores topping. A delicious twist to the summer time classic.

Ingredients

1 package Cookies 'n' Creme cookie dough (16 oz. Pillsbury)
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 Hershey's full size candy bars, chopped
8 Oreo cookies, broken into pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Press the cookie dough flat into the bottom of a greased 8x8 pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes. The bars will look under done, but do not bake any longer.
  2. Remove the pan from the oven and sprinkle with the marshmallows, candy bar pieces, Oreo cookie chunks, and white chocolate chips. Bake for 2 more minutes. Turn the oven to broil, and broil on high for 1 minute. Watch your marshmallows so they do not burn. Remove from the oven. Very carefully press the cookie pieces into the melted chocolate and marshmallow, so they stick when it cools.
  3. Let cool completely before cutting. Use a wet knife to cut through the marshmallows easily. Cut into 12 bars. Store in a sealed container on the counter.
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Comments

  1. says

    I think you and your husband actually had the same thought process. Although he meant to bake the cookie dough straight from the container, you just turned it into something much more creative — and still for the kids to enjoy (after photographing)! I love how you captured the gooey-ness of the marshmallows and chocolate — they look absolutely divine!
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  2. says

    These bars unite oreo addictions and s’mores addictions in one chewy delicious bar! You are so good at taking packaged cookie dough to a whole new level, Jocelyn !
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  3. says

    I was thinking of sitting and staring at the photo of these lovelies but that really wouldn’t get me any closer to the yummy flavors that this must have. I might look a little longer though. Delicious.
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    • says

      You can actually use any of the Pillbury dough packages. If you wanted to crumble up a couple of Oreo cookies into the dough that would give it the cookies and cream taste.

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