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S’mores Bars

Are you a fan of the classic campfire treat, s’mores? Well, get ready to take your S’mores game to the next level with these mouthwatering and easy-to-make S’mores bars!

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Whether you’re planning a cozy family gathering, a backyard BBQ, or just looking for a sweet and indulgent dessert, these bars are sure to satisfy your cravings. Imagine the perfect combination of gooey marshmallows, melty chocolate, and buttery graham cracker crust, all conveniently baked into a delectable square.

With just a few simple ingredients and a quick trip to the oven, you’ll have a batch of these irresistible treats ready to devour in no time. So, if you’re in the mood for a s’mores experience that’s convenient, delicious, and guaranteed to impress, look no further than these easy S’mores bars. Get ready to indulge in a little slice of S’mores heaven!

Who Created S’mores

The exact origin of S’mores is not attributed to a specific individual, as it is a dessert that has evolved over time and become a beloved treat enjoyed by many. However, the concept of combining toasted marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers can be traced back to the early 20th century in the United States.

The first known written recipe for a similar dessert appeared in a 1927 publication called “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts.” The recipe, titled “Some More,” described the process of toasting marshmallows over a campfire and sandwiching them with a piece of chocolate between two graham crackers. This early recipe closely resembles what we know today as S’mores.

S’mores Dessert Bars

S’mores Dessert Bars take the beloved combination of marshmallows, chocolate, and graham crackers and transform them into a delightful dessert that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere.

The base of S’mores bars typically consists of a buttery graham cracker crust. Crushed graham crackers are mixed with melted butter and sometimes a touch of sugar to create a flavourful and crumbly base that mimics the texture of traditional S’mores.

On top of the graham cracker crust, layers of marshmallows and chocolate are added to replicate the gooey and melty components of S’mores. Mini marshmallows are commonly used, but you can also use regular marshmallows that are cut into smaller pieces. The chocolate layer can be made with chocolate chips, chocolate bars, or even a combination of both. The chocolate melts and melds with the marshmallows, creating a heavenly and indulgent layer.

S’mores Bars can be baked in the oven until the marshmallows are toasty and the chocolate is melted. The result is a delightful combination of textures, with the crunchy graham cracker crust providing a satisfying base for the gooey marshmallows and melted chocolate.

S’mores Bars Recipe

Picture a warm, crackling campfire and the smell of toasted marshmallows wafting through the air. S’mores capture the essence of outdoor adventures, evoking feelings of nostalgia and camaraderie. If you love the campfire version then you will love this S’mores layered dessert baked in the oven.

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  • PrepTime: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Makes: 24 bars

Ingredients

To make these delicious S’mores bars, you’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 box of Graham Cracker crumbs
  • 1⁄3 cup flour
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt
  • 2⁄3 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, soft
  • 1⁄2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (11.5 oz or 300 grams)
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream or marshmallow fluff (7 oz or 198 grams)
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

These ingredients are readily available in most grocery stores, and you might even have some of them in your pantry already. The graham cracker crust provides a crunchy and buttery base, while the chocolate layer adds a rich and indulgent touch. The mini marshmallows on top give the bars that signature gooey texture reminiscent of traditional s’mores. With these simple ingredients, you’re just a few steps away from a s’more bar perfection.

How to make S’mores Bars

Now that you have all the ingredients ready, let’s dive into the step-by-step process of making these delightful s’mores bars. Follow these instructions, and you’ll be enjoying these treats in no time:


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 X 13 inch pan with parchment paper.

Add 2 1⁄3 cups of graham cracker crumbs in a bowl then stir in flour and salt until blended. Put sugar, soft butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat until blended.

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Add the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and salt mixture in with the butter mixture and mix until combined. Take out 1 cup of this mixture and set aside. Spread the rest of the mixture in the baking pan.

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Press it evenly on the bottom of the pan then scatter the chocolate chips evenly on top of the crust.

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Add spoonfuls of the marshmallow cream on top of the chocolate chips. Dip an offset spatula in hot water to heat before spreading the marshmallow cream over the chocolate chips. If needed, dip the spatula in hot water to remove any extra marshmallow cream.

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Scatter the mini marshmallows on top and sprinkle the 1 cup of the graham cracker mixture on top of the mini marshmallow.

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Bake at 350 degrees until the mini marshmallow begins to turn to a light golden brown or 18-22 minutes. Set aside to cool. Remove from the pan to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Variations and Customizations for S’mores Bars

While the classic s’mores bars recipe is a crowd-pleaser, you can also get creative and customize the bars to suit your taste preferences. Here are a few variations you can try:

1. Mint Chocolate S’mores Bars

Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the chocolate mixture for a refreshing and minty twist.

2. Nutella S’mores Bars

Replace the chocolate chips with Nutella for a heavenly hazelnut-chocolate flavour combination.

3. Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Add a layer of peanut butter between the graham cracker crust and the chocolate layer for an extra creamy and nutty twist.

Feel free to experiment with different flavours and ingredients to create your own unique s’mores bars. The possibilities are endless!

Tips and Tricks for Perfecting Your S’mores Bars

To ensure your s’mores bars turn out perfectly every time, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind:

  1. Line the baking pan with parchment paper to easily remove the bars and prevent sticking.
  2. If you have graham crackers, you an use a food processor to easily crush them into fine crumbs for the crust.
  3. Press the graham cracker crust firmly into the pan to create a solid base for the bars.
  4. Watch the marshmallows closely while baking to achieve that perfect golden brown colour without burning them.
  5. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting to ensure clean and neat squares.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to s’mores bars perfection!

Serving and Storing S’mores Bars

Once your s’mores bars are ready, it’s time to serve and enjoy them. You can cut the bars into squares of your preferred size, depending on how indulgent you want to be. These bars are best enjoyed fresh, when the marshmallows are still gooey and the chocolate is melty. Serve them as a stand alone dessert, or pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.

FAQs about S’mores Bars

Can I make these bars in advance?

A: Yes, you can make the bars a day in advance and store them in an airtight container. However, for the best texture and taste, we recommend serving them fresh.

Can I freeze s’mores bars?

A: Yes, you can freeze the bars for up to one month. Place them in a freezer-safe container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.

Can I use regular-sized marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows?

A: While mini marshmallows are preferred for their size and ease of spreading, you can use regular-sized marshmallows. Simply cut them in half before placing them on top of the chocolate layer.

Do you love s’mores? These are more S’mores recipes you will want to try!

If you’re a s’mores lover looking for a convenient and delicious way to enjoy this classic treat, these easy-to-make s’mores bars are a must-try. With their irresistible combination of graham cracker crust, chocolate layer, and gooey marshmallow topping, these bars will satisfy your cravings and impress your friends and family. Plus, the versatility of this recipe allows you to get creative and customize the bars to your liking.

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Whether you prefer the classic version or want to experiment with different flavours, s’mores bars are guaranteed to bring a little slice of s’mores heaven into your life. So, gather your ingredients, preheat your oven, and get ready to indulge in the ultimate s’mores experience.

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S’mores Bars

Lyne Proulx
Are you a fan of the classic campfire treat, S'mores? Take your s'mores game to the next level with these easy S'mores bars!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 24 servings
Calories 248 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 9 X 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • 2 Mixing bowls

Ingredients
  

  • 400 gr Graham Cracker crumbs box
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 stick unsalted butter soft
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips 11.5 oz or 300 grams
  • 1 jar marshmallow cream or marshmallow fluff 7 oz or 198 grams
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9 X 13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • Add 2 1⁄3 cups of graham cracker crumbs in a bowl then stir in flour and salt until blended.
  • Put sugar, soft butter, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat until blended.
  • Add the flour, graham cracker crumbs, and salt mixture in with the butter mixture and mix until combined.
  • Take out 1 cup of this mixture. Set aside.
  • Spread the rest of the mixture in the baking pan. Press it evenly on the bottom of the pan.
  • Scatter the chocolate chips evenly on top of the crust.
  • Add spoonfuls of the marshmallow cream on top of the chocolate chips. Dip an offset spatula in hot water to heat before spreading the marshmallow cream over the chocolate chips. If needed, dip the spatula in hot water to remove any extra marshmallow cream.
  • Scatter the mini marshmallows on top.
  • Sprinkle 1 cup of the graham cracker mixture on top of the mini marshmallow.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until the mini marshmallow begins to turn to a light golden brown or 18-22 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool. Remove from the pan to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Notes

VARIATIONS AND CUSTOMIZATIONS FOR S’MORES BARS
While the classic s’mores bars recipe is a crowd-pleaser, you can also get creative and customize the bars to suit your taste preferences.
Here are a few variations you can try:
1. Mint Chocolate S’mores Bars: Add a few drops of peppermint extract to the chocolate mixture for a refreshing and minty twist.
2. Nutella S’mores Bars: Replace the chocolate chips with Nutella for a heavenly hazelnut-chocolate flavour combination.
3. Peanut Butter S’mores Bars: Add a layer of peanut butter between the graham cracker crust and the chocolate layer for an extra creamy and nutty twist. Feel free to experiment with different flavours and ingredients to create your own unique s’mores bars. The possibilities are endless!
TIPS AND TRICKS FOR PERFECTING YOUR S’MORES BARS
To ensure your s’mores bars turn out perfectly every time, here are a few tips and tricks to keep in mind:
1. Line the baking pan with parchment paper to easily remove the bars and prevent sticking.
2.  If you have graham crackers, you an use a food processor to easily crush them into fine crumbs for the crust.
3. Press the graham cracker crust firmly into the pan to create a solid base for the bars.
4. Watch the marshmallows closely while baking to achieve that perfect golden brown colour without burning them.
5. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting to ensure clean and neat squares.
SERVING AND STORING S’MORES BARS
Once your s’mores bars are ready, it’s time to serve and enjoy them. You can cut the bars into squares of your preferred size, depending on how indulgent you want to be. These bars are best enjoyed fresh, when the marshmallows are still gooey and the chocolate is melty. Serve them as a stand alone dessert, or pair them with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra decadent treat. If you have any leftovers, store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
FAQS ABOUT S’MORES BARS
Can I make these bars in advance?
A: Yes, you can make the bars a day in advance and store them in an airtight container. However, for the best texture and taste, we recommend serving them fresh.
Can I freeze s’mores bars?
A: Yes, you can freeze the bars for up to one month. Place them in a freezer-safe container or wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and aluminum foil.
Can I use regular-sized marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows?
A: While mini marshmallows are preferred for their size and ease of spreading, you can use regular-sized marshmallows. Simply cut them in half before placing them on top of the chocolate layer.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 138mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 125IUCalcium: 23mgIron: 2mg
Keyword s’more bar, s’mores bars, smore bars
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified WEBB Bodywork Pet Practitioner, Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. She loves all things Disney and is an avid teaholic and chocoholic. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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  1. 5 stars
    Oh wow, this looks SO good!! It would be so fun to make with the kiddos. They love S’mores but we can’t always make them outside.

  2. This would be a fun recipe to make with my grandchildren. We love S’mores around the campfire so I’m sure they would really enjoy these bars as well.

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