They start with Pillsbury Ready To Bake!® Chocolate Chunk & Chip Cookies as a base and are layered with marshmallows, pretzel twists and deadly morsels, aka Nestle Toll House Halloween Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels. These bars are ready from start to finish in less than 25 minutes, and like Easy Caramel Apple Bars, the hardest part is waiting for them to cool long enough to cut!
I found the Halloween Limited Edition morsels at Target, if you can’t find them, substitute regular semi-sweet morsels.
You could always add some Halloween sprinkles if you want to add some seasonal color to dress your twisted treats.
Deadly Morsels and Twisted Treats, aka
Pretzel S’mores Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars, recipe adapted from Pillsbury
16 oz. pkg Pillsbury Ready To Bake!® Chocolate Chunk & Chip Cookies
½ cup miniature marshmallows
25 to 30 mini pretzel twists (or enough to cover marshmallow layer)
½ cup Nestle Toll House Halloween Semi-Sweet Chocolate and Orange Colored Morsels or semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil, extending foil over opposite sides of pan. Spray foil with nonstick spray.
Place cookie dough in bottom of pan. Press dough with fingers to flatten and cover bottom of pan in even layer.
Bake 14 – 18 minutes or just until center is set.
Sprinkle marshmallows over partially baked crust. Arrange pretzels over marshmallows in 5 or 6 rows of 5 pretzels each. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the top.
Return to oven; bake 5 minutes longer or until marshmallows appear melted.
Allow bars to cool in pan before cutting. (Pillsbury’s recipe said to cool 30 minutes but my bars were still too sticky. I had better luck cutting after refrigerating for a couple of hours.)
Lift bars from pan by using foil overhang; place on cutting board. Cut bars to desired size and store in airtight container.