How was your week? Mine was fun, but also exhausting. In case you haven’t been following along on Instagram, at the beginning of last week I discovered a mama cat and her four kittens living underneath our deck! I called up a no-kill shelter and got some advice, because I really didn’t want to call Animal Control and have them come take the kitties only to kill them later since all of the local shelters are full. To make a long story short, we’re getting the mama cat spayed and placed in a barn home where she can continue being an outdoor cat…and, we’re now fostering the four kittens ourselves and looking for homes for them. They’re all very sweet, and I think they will make wonderful pets…so if you know anyone who is looking for a kitty or two, let me know!
Even with all of that going on, I still found time to get in the kitchen and bake. One of my favorite things to make in the summer when we go camping or get our backyard fire pit going are nutella s’mores, which are simply regular s’mores with the chocolate bars replaced with a generous spread of nutella. I decided to take that idea to the next level with these gooey s’mores bars, complete with nutella, chocolate, and toasty marshmallow sandwiched in between soft, graham cookie goodness. These are currently my new favorite dessert, and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
- 1 stick butter, softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 1/4 cups flour
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup nutella
- 7 ounces marshmallow creme
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line an 8×8″ baking dish with foil. Make sure to leave about an inch of foil hanging over each edge so that it’s easy to pull them out of the pan later. Spray the foil with cooking spray. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
In another bowl, whisk together the flour, graham crackers, baking powder, and salt. Gradually beat the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until combined.
Press half of the dough into the prepared dish.
Spoon the marshmallow creme over the dough.
Spoon the nutella over the marshmallow. I warm mine up in the microwave for about 30 seconds first so that it’s easier to spread.
Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the nutella.
Scatter the rest of the cookie dough over the top in large chunks – this allows some of the marshmallow to pop out on top and get all toasty and delicious.
Bake about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool completely, and then carefully lift from the pan by the foil. Cut into bars.