No-Bake S’mores Lush Dessert

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!My name’s Hayley, and I’m addicted to subscription services.

First it started with magazines. I’d ask (and still ask) for subscriptions for Christmas and my birthday. Magazines are one thing I couldn’t live without – I love getting them in the mail, eagerly anticipating reading every article and checking out every advertisement. I even save some of my magazines – my beloved Cosmos and Real Simples. Those are the creme de la creme in my magazine-obsessed eyes.

Then there’s the makeup subscription services: Birchbox and Ipsy. I’m OBSESSED. Every month I basically hound my postman for my Ipsy and Birchbox packages, anxiously awaiting my beauty products. He probably thinks I’m an escaped mental patient, desperate for makeup.

And then there’s Stitch Fix. I adore it so. Each month (or however you set it to come) I get a package of five hand-picked items just for me. I’m always so excited to see what’s in the box that I stalk the package with their USPS tracking info. Again, my postman must think I’m some special brand of psychotic, always peeking out my windows in hopes of seeing his truck pull up in front of my house. One of these days, he won’t come and instead some kind of mental institution van will show up instead, I just know it.

And honestly? As long as they bring my fix and let me try everything on first, I’ll be okay with going wherever they need me to.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!So yeah – fixes, glam bags, boxes, magazines… color me obsessed, but each month is like Christmas throughout the month. And fake Christmas month reminds me of winter, which is desperately needed in the midst of all this wretched heat we’re getting. Seriously, we’re turning on the AC at like 8 in the morning, it’s been so bad. So I’m on a desperate hunt to eat things that are chilled, and this No Bake S’mores Lush Dessert is the perfect solution to life’s problems.

…including waiting for my next mail surprise.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!*adapted from Crazy for Crust’s¬†recipe

5.0 from 2 reviews
No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert
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This easy, no-bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so dang delicious! You'll love how simple it is to prepare and how fabulous it tastes!
Ingredients
  • 36 S'mores Oreos (or Golden Oreos with Chocolate), divided
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 box (3.4 oz) chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ pkg JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • 4 cups Cool Whip (about 2 8-oz pkgs), divided
  • About ½ cup JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Place 20 cookies in a gallon size resealable bag and begin crushing the cookies with a rolling pin or meat mallet until the cookies become coarse crumbs. Pour the cookie crumbs into a large bowl with the melted butter and toss to combine. Press into a greased 8 or 9-inch square baking dish, compacting them loosely in there. Set aside.
  2. Wipe out the bowl and add in the pudding mix and milk, whisking until combined and letting sit for 2 minutes. Add in one package (2 cups) of the Cool Whip, folding it in until combined. Carefully spread this mixture over the cookies in the pan.
  3. Meanwhile, fold together the remaining Cool Whip and marshmallow creme until combined. Spread over the chocolate pudding mixture in the pan. Set aside.
  4. Crush the remaining cookies in another plastic bag until coarse crumbs as formed. Sprinkle the cookies over the top with the marshmallow bits. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours before cutting into slices to serve.

This No-Bake S'mores Lush Dessert is so EASY, foolproof and totally delicious! Creamy, dreamy, crunchy and fabulous, it's such a fun twist on s'mores for summertime!Creamy, dreamy, crunchy, and s’moresy. What’s not to love?!

Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

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Gooey S’mores Cookie Bars

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!So I just got back from a blogger retreat in beautiful Carmel, CA. More on that soon in an upcoming post ūüôā

But I have to say, a good portion of the night I was scared.

Scared… of mountain lions.

You see, Carmel is a beach town nestled among a pretty countryside. And within every pretty countryside there’s a ferocious beast sniffing me out to eat me alive, and that ferocious beast is a mountain lion. AKA, my worst fear ever.

Well. Besides being burglarized and heights. And monkeys. And sandals.

At nighttime, we kept the doors open to let a breeze in, and of course it’s pitch black outside with no light except for the one illuminating the room we were in. And the ranch we stayed at had huge windows everywhere, just begging to be squinted through into the midnight-black courtyard where I could only assume a family of hungry, rabid mountain lions waited.

And so amidst conversation with the girls and sipping on cocktails, I continued to glance out the windows in prayer that no critters – beastly or otherwise – would emerge from the darkness and kill us all. It didn’t help that I was sitting right next to the open doors and thus would be first pick among rabid monsters.

Naturally.

So in conclusion, next time, I’m bringing a Xanax. And I’ll also suggest having a retreat in a bustling city. I much prefer traffic noise over the eerie silence of a mountain lion’s playground if you know what I mean.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!I also prefer the ooey gooey goodness of these¬†S’mores Cookie Bars which are out of control amazing. Gooey and rich, they’re packed with a huge, thick layer of marshmallow creme and creamy chocolate and sandwiched between two big ol’ layers of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies. They’re the perfect treat!

You could say I went a little beastly on them.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!

5.0 from 1 reviews
Gooey S'mores Cookie Bars
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These gooey cookie bars taste just like s'mores!
Ingredients
  • 2 pkgs (24-count each) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 1 (7 oz) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Press one of the packages of cookie dough into the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Top with the chocolate chips; set aside. In a medium bowl, combine the marshmallow creme and the condensed milk, stir to blend together. Pour over the chocolate chips. Carefully and evenly top with the remaining package of cookie dough. It's okay if some of the marshmallow peeks out through the cracks.
  3. Bake for approx. 25 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center appears set. Cool completely, then refrigerate for at least an hour to help set up, preferably overnight. Allow bars to come to room temperature slightly before cutting into squares.

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!Supremely gooey, packed with sticky marshmallow creme… these cookie bars are a forced to be reckoned with! You’ll love how thick and chewy they are, with pockets of rich chocolate in every bite! And they’re the perfect way to end S’mores Week.

I hope you’ve enjoyed S’mores Week.. I know I have!!

These S'mores Cookie Bars are gooey wonders! This easy, foolproof recipe produces supremely thick and chewy cookie bars bursting with chocolate and marshmallow!Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

S’mores Tart

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Lately I have been SO tired.

Like impossibly tired.

Like dosing off at my computer tired.

Normally, I’m not this tired, and I figure it has something to do with my medications, but damn. I am one sleepy girl.

A couple of days ago, I took the day off since I was so exhausted. I figured I’d expend some brain cells and watch a couple of old episodes of¬†Keeping Up With The Kardashians – I was feeling stupid that day, anyway, and needed something to kind of ease my mind. (On a side note: I don’t know how, why, or when¬†Kardashians¬†became ‘easing’ to my mind but whatever).

And in the middle of a really intense fight between Kourtney and Scott (what else is new?), I totally passed out. Like, remote in hand, mouth to the floor,¬†passed out.¬†Maybe I’m becoming a narcoleptic. Maybe Kourtney’s delightfully monotone voice lulled me into my dreamless sleep at 12pm on a Thursday. Either way, I woke up a little later to Kourtney and Scott having fixed their issues (for now) and Kim about to give birth.

Okay, so I hadn’t missed much, but still. I was shocked I even fell asleep.

And it isn’t like I’m not getting quality sleep at nighttime. I get roughly 10 hours a night every night, and it’s restful sleep. But I’m also craving bedtime every night around 5pm and wishing it were later so it would be socially acceptable to crawl into my bed and pass out.

Is that weird? Am I becoming old?

Is this what it’s like when you die?

Or am I finally, after years of never possessing it,¬†finally getting the napping trait? Because I could be on my deathbed ill and craving sleep, and my body would nope out of every nap I’d tried to have. Maybe now, in my rickity old age of 24, I’m finally seeing the napping side of things.

If so, I sense a lot of sleeping in my future. And I’m kind of okay with that.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Whatever it may be, at least I was lucid enough to make this¬†S’mores Tart, and thank goodness for that. This thing is insanely delicious and totally chocolaty. It couldn’t be easier to make, either. Just bake a simple graham cracker crust, fill with the luscious chocolate mixture, and top with miniature marshmallow bits. On a side note, I totally wanted to buy a kitchen torch to torch the living daylights outta some mini marshmallows on top, but the torches were like $50 and I was¬†so not having that, so mini marshmallow bits it was.

If you think you can survive without singing your eyebrows off, use a kitchen torch to blister some miniature marshmallows for that full toasty-s’mores effect. Otherwise, mallow bits it is. Either way, you’ve got something delicious about to be on your hands. And face.

Now that’s what I call sweet dreams.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!

5.0 from 1 reviews
S'mores Tart
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This delectable S'mores Tart couldn't be simpler to whip together and tastes so rich and sinfully delicious!
Ingredients
  • 1 & ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 6 Tbsp melted butter
  • 1 pkg bittersweet chocolate chips (like by Ghirardelli)
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • About ⅔ cup Kraft JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9" tart pan lightly with cooking spray and set aside. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the graham crumbs, white sugar and butter with a spatula until moistened and blended. Press the mixture evenly along the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan to form the crust. Bake for approx. 7 minutes on top of a baking sheet to help with easy removal, careful not to lift from the bottom of the tart pan. Cool completely.
  3. In a large saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until smooth and melted. Immediately pour into the tart shell and very gently spread out into an even layer. Immediately top with the marshmallow bits and gently press to adhere. Allow the tart to set for about 1 hour before cutting into wedges to serve.

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Rich, creamy, chocolaty and absolutely delicious – I’m not describing myself, people. This tart is out of control and totally amazing. The marshmallow bits are sweet and add a nice crunch to the creamy chocolate tart. I served this up alongside vanilla bean ice cream for a truly outrageously scrumptious experience. I suggest you do the same!

This S'mores Tart is rich, velvety, creamy and chocolaty, topped with sweet marshmallows and nestled on a buttery graham cracker crust. It couldn't be more foolproof, either!Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I really, really, really hate packing.

You’d think someone who enjoys organization would like packing, but I really loathe it.

First of all, there’s the serious fear-of-missing-something. I’m always petrified that I’m leaving something vital behind, like pills or mascara, and then there’s the whole debacle about what to wear.

Foooor instance, I hate thinking that I’m packing the ‘wrong’ thing, ya know? Like, what if everyone else is wearing jeans and I’m the only one on a blustery day in a dress? Or what if it’s cold at night and we’re forced to eat outside for some reason? I don’t want to accidentally cut myself while shivering.

So as a result, my packing turns into severe¬†overpacking because I’m so bizarrely worried I’ll pack the wrong thing or won’t have enough options. I need ALL the options because I may¬†think Tuesday is a shorts-day, but who knows. Maybe it’s a striped maxi dress day after all. You just never know these things. I’m no fortune teller.

And as a result of¬†that, I take like, eleventy thousand years to pack and thus procrastinate as much as possible. Ain’t nobody got time for pressure packing.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I do, however, have plenty of time for cinnamon rolls, mainly because this recipe is created start-to-finish in just 60 minutes. That’s practically no time at all for homemade, fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls that taste like gooey s’mores. And boy, are these s’mores-y! My family and I could not keep our hands off of them – they’re so soft and plush and we loved the chocolaty, cinnamon-y graham cracker filling that takes these over the top. And don’t even get me started on the marshmallow creme glaze… ūüôā

Actually. *Do* get me started. I feel like reminiscing… and continuing my packing procrastination.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!*adapted from my One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls recipe

5.0 from 1 reviews
S'mores Cinnamon Rolls
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These plush and fluffy S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are positively irresistible!
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 cup milk (I used 1%)
  • 1 pkt yeast
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 & ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • FOR FILLING:
  • ½ cup Hershey's Chocolate Spread (or Nutella)
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • FOR GLAZE & TOPPING:
  • 1 (7 oz) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
  • JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
  • Miniature chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and the milk. Heat on HIGH for one minute, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until butter has melted and milk is warm to the touch but not hot. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the flour, the sugar and the salt until combined.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and the milk mixture and whisk together by hand. Add the flour mixture and egg all at once, and using the paddle attachment, beat on medium-low speed until combined. The dough will likely stick to the sides of the bowl, so sprinkle in the remaining ¬Ĺ cup of flour to help the dough come together in a ball. Once the dough has pulled away from the sides and forms a ball, continue to beat the dough for 5 minutes on medium-low speed. Remove the dough hook and cover the dough with a damp cloth for 10 minutes to rest.
  3. While the dough rests, prepare your filling: in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon and set aside.
  4. Turn the dough out onto the floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 14x9 inches in size. I did NOT measure my dough out; I only rolled it out and it turned out fine. Honestly, just roll into a decently-sized rectangular shape to your desired thickness. Spread the Hershey's Spread over the surface of the dough and evenly spread on the filling mixture.
  5. Beginning at the longest edge furthest from you, begin rolling up the dough as tightly as possible. Pinch the final seam gently to help seal it up. Using a sharp knife, cut both ends of the dough (the doughiest parts you'll likely discard), and then begin evenly cutting the dough into about 12 equal pieces. You can also use unflavored dental floss to cut the dough, but I used a knife.
  6. Place the rolls into two greased 9" cake pans. Cover the pans with damp towels and place the pans on top of your oven range for 25 minutes (or another warm place for them to rise). After the rolls have risen, uncover the dish and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden, cooked through and bubbling.
  7. In a small bowl, scoop out the marshmallow creme and microwave for approx. 30-45 seconds or until soft and smooth but not super liquidy. Pour/spread over the tops of the rolls evenly and sprinkle with marshmallow bits and chocolate chips. Serve!

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!I mean… the gooey factor is out of control.

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!These rolls are so fluffy and delicious – I know you’ll love these cinnamon rolls and their delectable filling and topping!

These S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are packed with gooey s'moresy flavor, rich chocolate and sticky-sweet marshmallow creme. The ultimate breakfast sweet roll!Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

 

S’mores Thumbprint Cookies

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!I officially declare this week¬†S’mores Week.¬†Mostly because I’m craving marshmallows like a mad woman. I guess it helps that I’m JET-PUFFED’s brand ambassador, right? ūüôā

Anywho. After trying Starbucks’ S’mores Frappuccino, recreating it here, and obsessing, I realized I’m a die-hard s’mores fan and I needed ALLTHESMORES. So S’mores Week is actually a natural progression as we dive deeper into my obsession. Don’t mind me!

Aaaaand of course, you can’t have s’mores without cookies. Or maybe you can, I dunno. But I personally think cookies and s’mores should go hand-in-hand. After all, graham crackers are basically cookies and they’re required with s’mores, so there’s that bit of evidence supporting my theory. You can’t argue with cookies, and if you can, you suck.

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!These¬†S’mores Thumbprint Cookies couldn’t be easier to whip up and they’re utterly delicious. Note that these cookies aren’t super sweet – they have minimal sugar in them – but they make up for it with that delightful graham cracker coating and that thick mountain of chocolate spread in the center. Then, of course, the miniature marshmallow bits which are so cute I could cry. These are the bees knees, people.

So yeah. Hope you like s’mores!

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!*adapted from this recipe

5.0 from 1 reviews
S'mores Thumbprint Cookies
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These buttery s'mores cookies taste amazing and have a huge mountain of chocolate smack dab in the middle of each graham crackery bite! You won't be able to stop at one!
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup crushed graham cracker crumbs
  • About ½ cup chocolate spread (I used Hershey's Chocolate Spread)
  • 3-4 Tbsp Kraft JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with a silicone liner or mist the sheet lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the egg YOLK and the vanilla and beat to combine. Lastly, add in the flour until a soft dough forms. This recipe makes very few cookies, by the way, but it's easily doubled.
  3. Quickly whisk the egg white for a few seconds to break it up. Using a cookie dough scoop, roll Tablespoon-sized balls of dough into balls and quickly coat in the egg white, then dredge into the graham cracker crumbs to coat. Place about 2" apart on the prepared baking sheets.
  4. Bake for 5 minutes, then remove from the oven and gently press an indentation in the middle using a teaspoon or wooden spoon handle, careful not to puncture completely through the cookie. Return to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes. Cool completely on the baking sheet.
  5. Place the chocolate spread into a resealable plastic baggy and snip off the corner. Pipe into the indentations of each cookie; top with a pinch of marshmallow bits. Serve immediately.

These S'mores Thumbprint Cookies are tender, buttery cookies rolled in sweet graham cracker crumbs, then topped with a miniature mountain of rich chocolate spread and mini marshmallows! This foolproof, small-batch recipe is to-die for!I know you’ll love these petite, adorable little cookies! This recipe makes a small batch that’s easily doubled or tripled to suit your needs, but be prepared to hoover the entire batch because they’re that good! Tender cookies with a crunchy, buttery exterior thanks to the graham cracker crumbs, and filled with a miniature mountain of thick and creamy chocolate spread. They’re irresistible!

Stay tuned for more fun s’mores week recipes coming your way!

Have a sweet day!

xo, Hayley

Copycat S’mores Frappuccino

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.I have been on such a frappuccino kick lately. Like, it’s getting ridiculous (and expensive).

But I am such a marketer’s dream come true and will buy any new flavored frappe available. Birthday cake? Had to try… and recreated it HERE. Java Chip? An old favorite. Caramel Coconut – remember that one? Deliciousness. And s’mores? Done for. I live for s’mores flavored anything.

Which reminds me that a couple days ago, I tried the s’mores frappuccino and then later went to froyo with my sister, whereupon I purchased a s’mores froyo. It was totally a s’mores day and we ate it outside where they had a fire pit and where obnoxious teenagers who just swiped their first pack of cigarettes were playing cornhole and being annoying.

I thought back to those days where I’d be mock-offended at whatever a cute boy said, so I’d playfully hit him and act humorously sensitive so he’d swoop me into a hug and (hopefully) kiss me in front of an audience of poor, innocent, unsuspecting people eating frozen yogurt. I’d talk a little louder, gesticulate a little bigger, and keep my eyes peeled for people watching me and my super cute boyfriend be annoying teenagers. Aren’t we so cute? Everyone wishes their boyfriend was as cute as my boyfriend, I’d think to myself, even though in retrospect all of my boyfriends were kind of ugly. Sorry not sorry.

So as I hoovered froyo into my face while watching these teenagers smoke their first-ever cigarettes while playing corn hole and talking loudly, I fondly realized that you couldn’t¬†pay¬†me enough money to be a gawky, awkward teenager ever again. People say, “ah, to be 16 again” and I say been there, done that, and 0/10 would recommend.

Mostly because I was annoying (sorry, Mom) and because I ate chicken caesar salads and chocolate donuts daily and that’s disgusting. Also, see the note about ugly boyfriends. UGH.

ANYWHO. Back to s’mores stuff.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This frappuccino is amazing, people. It’s creamy, icy, and packed with s’moresy goodness thanks to all of the components which make it special: marshmallow whipped cream (!!), crushed Biscoff cookies on top, an ample amount of fudge sauce, and that s’mores base which rocks your face off.

10/10 would recommend.

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Copycat S'mores Frappuccino
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This Copycat S'mores Frappuccino tastes just like the real thing but BETTER because of the homemade marshmallow whipped cream and the creamy, icy s'mores-flavored base. You'll love this coffeehouse copycat!
Ingredients
  • 6 oz milk (I used skim, but any kind works)
  • 1 Tbsp powdered vanilla coffee creamer dissolved in 1 oz warm water
  • 1 oz Torani S'mores flavored syrup
  • 2 Tbsp chocolate syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • ½ pkg (about 1 cup) Cool Whip Free, frozen
  • 1 cup ice
  • ½ cup marshmallow creme
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Crushed Biscoff Cookies or graham crackers
Instructions
  1. First, make your whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer attached with the whisk attachment, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed until soft peaks form. Add in the marshmallow creme and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  2. In a large blender, add the milk, coffee creamer in water, s'mores syrup, Cool Whip, two (2) Tablespoons of chocolate syrup and ice and blend on HIGH for about 1 minute.
  3. Spoon a heaping Tablespoon or two of the marshmallow whipped cream into the bottoms of two glasses; add about a Tablespoon of chocolate syrup. Pour the drinks among the two glasses and garnish with the remaining whipped cream. Sprinkle with crushed Biscoff cookies (what I used) or crushed graham crackers. Serve!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.This S’mores Frappuccino is so amazing, you guys! It tastes¬†just¬†like the coffee shop’s but BETTER since it’s homemade. And that marshmallow whipped cream? INCREDIBLE. You won’t be able to resist this campfire treat!

These Copycat S'mores Frappuccinos taste just like the coffee chain's but BETTER. Complete with chocolate, marshmallow whipped cream and a creamy, s'mores flavored shake topped with Biscoff cookies.Want more s’mores? Check out my other s’moresy recipes!

Biscoff Smores Seven Layer BarsBiscoff S’mores Seven Layer Bars

Funfetti S'mores BarsFunfetti S’mores Bars

Pop Tart Cookie Dough S'mores - delightful campfire treats with a twist! Pop Tart Cookie Dough S’mores

Have a super sweet day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Biscoff S’mores Seven Layer Bars

Biscoff Smores Seven Layer BarsAs you’re reading this, I am partying my face off in Orlando, FL for the Food Blog Forum conference. We’re at Disney World, and I’m pretty positive I will convince the cast members to let me move into Cinderella’s castle.

…or being kicked out of Disney World for pouting at their obvious ‘no, you may not live in Cinderella’s castle’ answer. Whatever.

With that being said, I’m gonna keep Sunday’s post short and sweet by introducing you to your new favorite dessert: these¬†Biscoff S’mores Seven Layer Bars.¬†I’ll let that sink in for a minute.

DSC_0120ASo yeah, Biscoff S’mores Seven Layer Bars. It combines the classic flavors of s’mores with an unexpected but delightful twist of Biscoff spread. You guys¬†have heard of Biscoff right? It’s got the consistency of peanut butter but is made with ground Biscoff cookies, creating a very smooth, sweet and slightly spicy spread that’s perfect on virtually everything… including seven layer bars.

DSC_0128ASince graham crackers and Biscoff are similar enough, I decided to swap out classic honey grahams with Biscoff cookies in this recipe. It creates a nice, spicy kick to the bars thanks to the ginger, cinnamon and rich flavors in the Biscoff cookies, and it pairs so nicely with the sweet, fluffy marshmallow and the rich milk chocolate. You guys are gonna love these bars.

Okay, gotta go infiltrate the castle.¬†I’ll invite you over for Biscoff S’mores Bars when it’s mine.

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5.0 from 1 reviews
Biscoff S'mores Seven Layer Bars
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Serves: 15
 
These seven layer bars have two unexpected flavors that come together for a truly delightful and delicious sweet treat: Biscoff and S'mores! You'll love this new, winning flavor combination.
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup oil
  • 4 pkgs (8 total) S'mores Pop Tarts
  • 1 cup Biscoff Cookies, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Kraft JET-PUFFED Miniature Marshmallows
  • ½ cup Biscoff spread
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • About 2-3 squares of Chocolate CandiQuik
  • About 1 cup Kraft JET-PUFFED Mallow Bits, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil generously with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, egg and oil with a spoon until a soft dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the prepared pan and bake for approx. 12 minutes. Remove from the oven but keep the oven on.
  3. Line up the Pop Tarts gently onto the crust. There should be four on top and four on bottom, but if needed, break up Pop Tarts to fit. Top first with the miniature marshmallows, then the chopped cookies and chocolate chips. In a small bowl, quickly whisk together the Biscoff spread and sweetened condensed milk until combined; pour the mixture evenly on top of the bars.
  4. Return to the oven and bake for approx. 18-20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and bubbly. Center will appear just about set. Cool completely, preferably overnight.
  5. Once bars are cool, cut into squares. Prepare the chocolate CandiQuik according to package directions or until melted and smooth. Pour the chocolate into a small resealable baggy and snip off a corner of the baggy. Drizzle the bars with the CandiQuik and immediately top with the Mallow Bits for garnish. Serve!

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DSC_0136AThese are so unbelievably delicious, you guys. Sweet, chewy, gooey, slightly spicy and just oozing with chocolate and marshmallow… they are a s’mores lovers dream come true! I highly recommend you bake with Biscoff cookies to add that additional crunch and spice – it’s what makes these bars extra special!

Biscoff Smores 7 Layer BarsHave a fabulous day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Funfetti Gooey S’mores Bars {Funfetti Week!}

funfettismoresbarsI can’t remember when or for what, but awhile ago I was looking at a feature that was written up about Funfetti goodies, and a couple of my recipes were featured. ¬†I made the mistake of scrolling to the comments section.

Most of the comments featured your standard “looks like a bunch of di-uh-bee-tus” or “mm!”, but then there was one that particularly haunted my soul to the core.

“Sprinkles are disgusting; why does everyone cover desserts in them?”

Ex-squeeze me?  I beg your pardon, PLEASE?!

Sprinkles are the antithesis of disgusting. ¬†They’re magical, mystical, rainbow entities that not only brighten up a dish literally and figuratively, but they brighten up your¬†soul with their simple happiness. ¬†Much like how it’s virtually impossible to shout “BUBBLES” angrily (seriously, try to say the word ‘bubbles’ as angry as possible), it is virtually impossible to pout while eating something sprinkly.

So the fact that the world is populated with a sprinkle-hating alien is absolute pish-posh.  We must hunt this person down and drown all of their food with rainbow jimmies as torture.

Anyway, because of that comment I figured a passive-aggressive Funfetti Week would seriously upset that sprinkle-hater (and I’m really hoping he’s the only one; I don’t know if my brain can handle anyone else) but simultaneously elate the masses of sprinkle-lovers in the world. ¬†How can you¬†not enjoy sprinkle-smothered food? ¬†I ask the real questions, people.

To kick off Funfetti Week, I have the gooiest Funfetti treat that’s possibly ever existed. ¬†They’re¬†Funfetti Gooey S’mores Bars,¬†and they’re positively ridic, y’all. ¬†While brainstorming recipes for Funfetti Week I realized I’ve never paired Funfetti with marshmallow¬†and chocolate to create a gooey, decadent treat. ¬†It was high time that changed, and thus, these insane bars were born.

DSC_0245AIf you have di-uh-bee-tus or are going to comment something along contracting it, I’d come back next week or kindly click the little ‘X’ at the top right of your screen; this blog isn’t and has never been a health food blog, nor is it a blog that thinks of sprinkles as disgusting. ¬†And if that bothers you, your home planet wants you back.

Everyone else: REJOICE!  The sprinkles, like the buttery, cake battery flavor and luscious, thick marshmallow and chocolate goo, is plentiful here!

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5.0 from 2 reviews
Funfetti Gooey S'mores Bars {Funfetti Week!}
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Sprinkle lovers, REJOICE! These sprinkle-studded Funfetti Gooey S'mores Bars taste like cake batter s'mores and are every bit as delicious as they are messy!
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • 1 & ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 & ¼ cups Funfetti cake mix (the dry mix)
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • ½ cup rainbow sprinkles/jimmies
  • 16 Birthday Cake Golden Oreos
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow fluff/creme
  • 14 Hershey's Cookies & Creme Mini Chocolate Bars, unwrapped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8" baking pan with foil, extending the sides of the foil over the edges of the pan. Spray the foil liberally with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar & sugar for about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg, vanilla & almond extracts to combine. Beat in the flour, cake mix, baking soda and salt; dough will be very soft. Stir in the sprinkles by hand.
  3. Spread HALF of the mixture evenly into the bottom of the pan. Top with the Oreos, arranging four rows by four Oreos. Cover the Oreos with the marshmallow fluff as much as possible.
  4. Arrange the Hershey's bars across the area of the marshmallow fluff. I did two rows of 6 bars each, and fit in the remaining two bars broken up along the bottom to cover as closely as possible. Top the Hershey bars with the remaining cookie dough.
  5. Bake for approximately 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is just about set -- do NOT over bake, as the bars will continue to firm up and cook as they cool. Allow the bars to cool COMPLETELY, then refrigerate them briefly for about an hour to firm up. Once firmed, cut into squares and serve!

DSC_0248AOh. Em. Gee. ¬†These bars are not for the faint of sprinkle heart. ¬†They are SO sweet, SO gooey, SO sprinkly, and SO addictive — even with my fingers smothered in thick, sticky marshmallow goo, I still went back for more! ¬†I love the pockets of creamy white chocolate swirled throughout and the crunch from the Golden Oreos nestled in between layers of thick, buttery cookie dough. ¬†If you want to cut the sweetness a tad, feel free to use regular milk chocolate Hershey’s bars instead of the white chocolate ones. ¬†You could also use the Birthday Cake Oreos instead of the Golden Oreos, but I loved the sweet, golden crunch from the Golden version. ¬†Feel free to adjust it to your tastes, but¬†never omit the sprinkles ūüôā

Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley

 

Ritz Peanut Butter Caramel S’mores Bars

ritzpbbarsAfter getting lost on a hike a couple days ago, I realized that I would never, ever survive in the wilderness.

My friend and I went on a hike and our trail ended, so we were forced to take another smaller trail, which led to another smaller trail, which branched to three smaller trails in which we had to choose one, and so on.  Eventually, our trail straight ended and we were forced to walk on a very faintly traveled trail through about 1/4th of a mile of blackberry bushes.

If you’ve never seen a blackberry bush, it’s lush and green and sprouting with juicy blackberries — and is completely and utterly smothered in thorns. ¬†Thorns everywhere. ¬†Which¬†of course I didn’t realize existed on blackberry bushes until they started slicing us¬†every which way and getting caught in our¬†hair.

When we exited the thorny blackberry bushes covered in scratches and prickles, we ended up in the middle of the freakin’ wilderness. ¬†No trails in sight. ¬†No signs of human life. ¬†And no sense of direction whatsoever.

We began wandering around, trying to figure out our sense of direction with no cell service or way of indicating where we were.  The land was barren and dry; the air was hot and stagnant with nary a breeze in sight.  I felt like vultures were probably waiting for us to keel over and die right there, and as we sucked the last of our edamame beans up I wondered if that would be my last meal ever.

We shuffled our feet over huge mountains of rocks and hiked for almost an hour and a half with no idea where the hell we were.  Our water supply was running down and I began to wonder if we would be murdered by some scary mountain man or mauled to death by some hungry mountain lion babies.  Or perhaps we would slip and fall off of a rock mountain and be dragged into an underground cave by blood-thirsty lizards.  We were delirious, okay?

Plus, I know nothing about wilderness survival. ¬†I don’t know how to start a fire with sticks, and when I see moss on a tree, I just think,¬†there is moss on that tree. ¬†I don’t know which direction the sun sets, only¬†that the sun is beating down directly on my head¬†and I am pissed that I forgot to bring a spare deodorant because I’m sweating profusely. ¬†And besides the blackberries, what was I supposed to eat? ¬†If my friend died, I could never eat her. ¬†Not that she wouldn’t taste good — I’m sure she tastes lovely — er.. I mean.. you know.. Ugh.

Just when we were about ready to lose it, I saw a biker in the distance and we made it to the parking lot.  Granted, it was the parking lot a mile away from the actual lot where we parked, so after walking another mile in the heat (at least this time, along other hikers, bikers and humans), we pretty much collapsed and bought out the water supply at the nearest liquor store.

DSC_0674ASo anyways. ¬†My wilderness experience is very limited and while I like the great outdoors, I only like it in small quantities. ¬†Preferably when my odds of getting lost are incredibly slim, and when my odds of getting s’mores are incredibly high. ¬†You know — a normal balance.

Speaking of s’mores… these bars are the ultimate. ¬†Chewy bars topped with a THICK ribbon of toasty, gooey marshmallow, then smothered in Rolos, Reese’s Cups and Ritz Crackers. ¬†Irresistible and heavenly on a whoooooole ‘nother level.

DSC_0684AIt’s time for you to get¬†lost in Flavor Town.

DSC_0687A*recipe adapted from Kevin & Amanda

5.0 from 1 reviews
Ritz Peanut Butter Caramel S'mores Bars
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These irresistibly gooey bars taste like a toasty s'mores with fun peanut butter and caramel flavors, thanks to the Reese's and Rolos, and an unexpected salty crunch from the Ritz! Guaranteed to be a new family favorite!
Ingredients
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 sleeves Ritz Crackers
  • 1 (7 oz) jar marshmallow creme/fluff
  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Rolo Minis
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg Reese's Mini Peanut Butter Cups
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 13x9" baking pan with foil, allowing the sides of the foil to extend over the edges of the pan. Mist the foil lightly with baking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, butter and egg with a rubber spatula or spoon until a soft dough forms. Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan; top with a layer of Ritz Crackers (4 x 6 crackers, for a total of 24 crackers covering the surface of the bars).
  3. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together the marshmallow creme and the sweetened condensed milk and pour the mixture evenly over the top of the bars. Sprinkle evenly with the Rolos, Reese's Cups, and the remaining Ritz Crackers (roughly crush the remaining crackers with your hand).
  4. Bake for approx. 20-25 minutes or until the center is just about set and the top is golden brown. Allow the bars to cool completely at room temperature before cutting into bars. You can also refrigerate the bars briefly after cooling to help them firm up. Store leftovers airtight, at room temperature.

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DSC_0678AThese bars are one of my new favorite recipes! ¬†There are SO many different and fun flavors and textures happening at once — a total flavor explosion and such a unique twist on s’mores! ¬†I love the surprise buttery caramel from the Rolos and the creamy, salty peanut butter from the Reese’s combined with the crunchy, buttery Ritz crackers — such a great substitution for the classic graham cracker. ¬†And the sweetened condensed milk adds a warm and toasty flavor to the marshmallows which creates this irresistible gooey ribbon throughout the bars. ¬†I guarantee you won’t be able to stop at just one bar!

Have a fantastical day!

xo, Hayley

S’moreo Apple Salad

smoreosaladBe prepared to meet your new favorite summertime treat!

I don’t know about you, but I tend to have a bit of a pronounced lazy gene in me which is odd, considering I really typically loathe laziness in people, am always rushing around doing stuff, and have been diagnosed with OCD. ¬†But admittedly, I’m more lazy when it comes to food.

For instance — I would eat SO much healthier if I had a personal chef. ¬†Or if I didn’t have to constantly clean and prep fruits and veggies. ¬†I don’t even¬†know how to cut a mango, so I just avoid them. ¬†And I love watermelon (it’s easily one of my favorite fruits) but cutting one makes me depressed and discouraged, so I usually just watch it sit on my counter for a month as a nice, hefty paperweight for my mail.

That’s why I supermega LOVE CrunchPak Apple Slices! ¬†Not only are they delicious, but they’re fresh sliced apples that¬†stay fresh naturally (using a mixture of vitamin C and a calcium solution) for up to 21-days! ¬†They’re ideal for party trays or on-the-go snacking since they’re pre-sliced and ready to go. ¬†No rinsing, no slicing, no worries. ¬†Easy peasy!


They also have Apple Snackers, DipperZ and Foodles which are fun snack packs that I’m positively addicted to (I love the apple, cheese and pretzel Foodles!). ¬†The hardest part is deciding what kind of dipper I want (ranch with carrots, peanut butter, yogurt, or caramel for apples). ūüôā

And CrunchPak Apples work¬†perfectly in this¬†S’moreo Apple Salad! ¬†If you’ve never had apple salad, we ought to remedy this. ¬†Apple salad is more of a dessert than an actual salad (there are no beets or croutons in sight), but it’s a lighter dessert in both weight and being waist-friendly since you can swap out certain ingredients for light or sugar-free pudding/Cool Whip or reduced fat Oreos. ¬†And it’s no-bake, making it a perfect treat for hot summer days¬†and to sneak some¬†fruit into a sweet and sinful dessert!

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5.0 from 2 reviews
S'moreo Apple Salad
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Serves: 8
 
This delightful, no-bake apple salad tastes like s'mores, thanks to chocolatey Oreos, fluffy marshmallows and delicious chunks of apples!
Ingredients
  • 10 Oreo cookies, finely chopped
  • 1 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 1 pkg (14 oz) CrunchPak Sweet Apple Slices, roughly chopped
  • 1 box (5.1 oz) instant vanilla pudding (dry mix)
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 (16 oz) tub Cool Whip Free, thawed
  • Chocolate syrup
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the vanilla pudding mix, milk and Cool Whip together in a large bowl until combined.
  2. Gently fold in the Oreo cookies, marshmallows and apple chunks to combine. Refrigerate for about 1 hour to set, then serve with a drizzle of chocolate syrup on top. Keep leftovers refrigerated and covered.

DSC_0584AIf you love pudding, you’ll love this¬†S’moreo Apple Salad! ¬†It has that soft pudding-like texture combined with crisp, juicy apples, soft and chewy marshmallows and crunchy Oreo cookies. ¬†It’s SO delicious on a hot day! ¬†I loved using the sweet CrunchPak apples, but green apples would work well here, too!

Have a fantastical day!!

xo, Hayley