oatmeal cookie s'more bars*

I don't think it is any secret that I like s'mores. I finally had my first official "over the campfire" s'more in over 10 years last year - meaning we made them over a fire in a fire pit in someones backyard. And you know when you crave something that you remember being SO good, and you eat it and it's not nearly as good as you remember?? That happened. I hate that. Like when I ate Corn Pops awhile ago. Not good. So sad.

ANYWAY, today I made these oatmeal cookie s'more bars for the students because I have been craving an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie, and how can you go wrong with some toasty marshmallows in the mix? You can't. You just can't.

I really liked how these turned out, however I think I would have liked them more had I eaten one warm. With ice cream. I have a cake & ice cream, cookie & ice cream, brownie & ice cream, anything & ice cream addiction lately. And also I think I would add some cinnamon. Because, again no secret, I am obsessed with cinnamon. Other than that, these are tasty as can be.

Oatmeal Cookie S'more Bars

1 cup old-fashioned oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup light-brown sugar, packed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
S'mores Layer:
1 and 1/4 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1 and 1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
Top Layer:
6 tablespoons light brown sugar
6 tablespoons butter, softened
3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
3 graham crackers (~3/4 cup), crushed
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Optional: handful of miniature chocolate chips
Bottom and Middle Layer

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 x 8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

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.
Cook for 10 minutes or until lightly browned on top and remove from the oven.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top to melt.
Sprinkle the marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips.
**I just realized I was dyslexic when reading this. I added the chocolate chips and marshmallows when I baked the dough for 10 minutes. However, it turned out really good because the marshmallows got toasted. So - either way I'm sure they are delicious!! But probably adding them after keeps them gooey-er. I may try that next time - along with my cinnamon addition :)
Top Layer
Beat together the brown sugar and butter until light and creamy. Stir in the oats, coarsely crushed graham crackers, and flour.
Scoop the dough (with a cookie scoop) over the marshmallow layer. (It is crumbly, so I just sprinkled the crumbles and pressed down lightly). The dough doesn't cover it completely, but will cook together somewhat. Just evenly disperse scoops of dough on top of the marshmallows and briefly spread out the scoops.

Return to the oven for about 5 minutes (it will still be a bit gooey), then remove and allow to cool. These taste great right out of the oven, but take a good hour to fully set. If you don't mind messy bars, then dig in!



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