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Pretzel S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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Pretzel S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 9
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Sometimes you just can’t decide if you’re craving something salty or sweet, crunchy or gooey, and with these bars, you don’t have to choose! The chocolate chip cookie dough base is the perfect building block for layering on marshmallows and chocolate chips to create a gooey s’mores effect, while pretzels add crunch and saltiness to balance out the sweet. Basically, these bars are a little bit of everything delicious all in one recipe, and they’re bound to become your new go-to dessert. (Bonus: they’re ready from start to finish in about a half hour.) Prepare to receive compliments!
By Averie Sunshine
Updated Apr 29, 2021

Ingredients

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over 2 opposite sides of pan. Spray foil with cooking spray.
  • 2
    Place block of cookie dough in bottom of pan. Gently press dough with fingers to flatten and cover bottom of pan in even layer.
  • 3
    Bake 18 minutes or just until center is set.
  • 4
    Sprinkle marshmallows over partially baked crust. Arrange pretzels over marshmallows in 5 or 6 rows of 5 pretzels each. Sprinkle chocolate chips over top.
  • 5
    Return to oven; bake 5 minutes longer. For a toasted marshmallow appearance, set oven control to broil. Place pan on top oven rack; broil 1 to 2 minutes or until marshmallows are light golden brown, watching constantly to prevent burning. (Even 30 seconds can make or break it and cause marshmallows to burn.)
  • 6
    Cool bars in pan at least 30 minutes.
  • 7
    Lift bars from pan by using foil overhang; place on cutting board. Cut either into 3 rows by 3 rows to make 9 bars or into 4 rows by 3 rows to make 12 bars. Store in airtight container at room temperature up to 5 days.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Spray your knife with cooking spray before cutting the bars to prevent the gooey marshmallows from sticking to it.
  • tip 2
    Do you like butterscotch, white chocolate or peanut butter? Consider adding those varieties of baking chips – either in place of the chocolate chips, or sprinkle a handful of your favorite variety along with the chocolate chips.
  • tip 3
    Like caramel or chocolate sauce? Drizzle bars with your favorite sauce before serving.
  • tip 4
    Love white chocolate or want to keep this dessert all white for a bridal shower or special event? Use sugar cookie dough or white chocolate- or white yogurt-covered pretzels and white vanilla chips.

Nutrition Information

340 Calories, 14g Total Fat, 2g Protein, 51g Total Carbohydrate, 32g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
340
Calories from Fat
120
Total Fat
14g
21%
Saturated Fat
6g
32%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
230mg
9%
Potassium
45mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
51g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
32g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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