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S'mores Bars are the deliciousness of a s'more but the can be enjoyed all year round. The ooey gooey chocolate on a graham cracker crust and warm toasted marshmallow will give you a taste of your favorite summer dessert all year round!
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  1. S'mores Bars
  2. Smores Bar Ingredients
  3. How to make S'mores Bars
  4. Tips for This S'mores Bars
  5. FAQs About S'mores Dessert
  6. More Great Copycat Recipes
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S’mores Bars are the deliciousness of a s’more but the can be enjoyed all year round. The ooey-gooey chocolate on a graham cracker crust and warm toasted marshmallow will give you a taste of your favorite summer dessert all year round!

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S’mores Bars

Yep, it’s true… I love s’mores! I am obsessed. They are the perfect dessert! I love them so much that my site is filled with different s’more options, in addition to my S’mores Bars – from S’more Bites to S’more Bark to S’more Ice Cream.

It doesn’t really matter to me, as long as I get that graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow combination!

So, I am continually coming up with new s’more creations! This latest one is inspired by the Starbuck’s s’mores bars. I saw this while waiting for my coffee the other day and HAD to try to make my own!

Have you tried them? OMG they are delicious! There is something about the combination of graham crackers, chocolate and marshmallow that I cannot get enough of.

What I love about these S’mores Bars is that you can make them any time of the year and have a little taste of summer, even in the winter!

S'mores Bars on spatula

Smores Bar Ingredients

s'mores bars Ingredients

Note: You can use crushed graham crackers rather than buying the crumbs (I actually prefer the store bought crumbs. I like how finely they are crushed.) To make your own graham cracker crumbs you can either use a rolling pin or a food processor. Get them as finely crushed as possible.

How to make S’mores Bars

  1. Mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter, and powdered sugar. (see NOTE below)
  2. Press the graham cracker crust into a 9×13 baking pan and bake. (Crust will harden as it cools)
    press graham cracker mixture into the baking dish
  3. Lay chocolate over baked crust and bake for about 3 minutes.
  4. Gently press mini marshmallows into softened chocolate and broil for about 2 minutes (until golden brown)
    layer the chocolate and marshmallows

Important Note on graham cracker crust:

When adding the melted butter to the crust, some people find that there is too much butter and it pools in the mixture. My recommendation is to slowly add the butter and mix it in a little at a time until your mixture looks like the picture below. 

If it does not look like the photo below and you are finding your butter is pooling or it is too wet, you should add some additional graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar to achieve the consistency as pictured.

Graham Cracker Crust consistency

The graham crackers that you use absorb differently and this will determine how much butter you will want to add. You want the mixture to be moist, but not wet.

The butter should not pool, but the mixture should stick together when you press it into the pan for the crust

S'mores Bars broiled

Tips for This S’mores Bars

  • When you put the bars in with the marshmallows to broil – watch it like a hawk. Seriously, do not take your eyes off of them. When they begin to brown, take them out. Trust me, if you let them go too long, they will catch on fire!
  • When you are ready to slice them (after they are cooled off), put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes before cutting them. The marshmallows can get very sticky and can make it difficult to cut, but this, paired with a sharp, warm knife (run it under warm/hot water and dry it off) will make them easier to cut.

FAQs About S’mores Dessert

How do these bars differ from a typical smores recipe?

While typical smores are layered and roasted over a fire, these s’more bars can be enjoyed all year round because they are baked in the oven. They are similar to a typical smore with the graham cracker crust, chocolate bars and marshmallows, but easier and not as messy!

What is the best way to store S’mores Bars? Do they freeze well?

Store in an airtight container for 3 days. We do not recommend freezing them.

What type of chocolate is best to use in Smores Bars?

Any and all chocolate is delicious in these s’more bars. We love to use a classic Hershey Bar, but feel free to get creative with other types of chocolate bars (Reese’s, Nestle Crunch, Hershey with Almonds, Dark Chocolate bars)

Add-Ins or Variations

There is no limit to the add-ins. Top with chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, candy or ice cream.

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S’mores Bars

Serves — 16
S’mores Bars are the deliciousness of a s’more but the can be enjoyed all year round. The ooey gooey chocolate on a graham cracker crust and warm toasted marshmallow will give you a taste of your favorite summer dessert all year round!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 8-12  Tablespoons  butter melted
  • ½ Cup powdered sugar
  • 4 Hershey Chocolate Bar use 4.4 ounce bars
  • 1 package mini marshmallows

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Grease 9×13 pan with non-stick butter spray.
  • In a medium size bowl mix graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and butter with a spoon (see note below regarding the melted butter and the crust).
  • Place mixture in the bottom of the baking pan. Distribute the mixture evenly and press down and firmly with your fingers to "pack it" along the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Place in oven and bake for approx. 5-8 minutes (just until sides begin to get a bit golden brown) NOTE: Crust will harden as it cools.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Lay the Hershey bars on top of the graham cracker mixture – covering up all of the graham cracker as completely as possible.
  • Place in oven for approx. 3 minutes (until chocolate just begins to melt and gets shiny)
  • Let cool for 1-2 min.
  • Place marshmallows on top of the chocolate – pack them in their closely next to each other.
  • Turn oven to "broil" – put pan into oven and STARE at them! They only need to be in there for about 2 minutes. BUT, every oven is different! Watch them like a hawk or they will burn and set on fire (I am not kidding here – learn from my experience!!) As soon as they begin to brown, take them out of the oven.
  • Let them cool completely (after they initially cooled, I place them in the refrigerator to set even more – this will make them easier to cut)
  • Cut and serve – (tip: they can get really sticky to cut, warm a sharp knife under hot water, dry it off and immediately slice them – you may want to repeat this if the knife starts to get sticky!)

Jenn’s Notes

Note on crust: When adding the melted butter to the crust, some people find that there is too much butter and it pools in the mixture. My recommendation is to slowly add the butter and mix it in a little at a time until your mixture looks like the picture in the post above.
If it does not look like the photo below and you are finding your butter is pooling or it is too wet, you should add some additional graham cracker crumbs and powdered sugar to achieve the consistency as pictured.
The graham crackers that you use absorb differently and this will determine how much butter you will want to add. You want the mixture to be moist, but not wet.
The butter should not pool, but the mixture should stick together when you press it into the pan for the crust
Cutting Tips:
Before cutting them, put them in the refrigerator for a few minutes.
The marshmallows can get very sticky and can make it difficult to cut, but this, paired with a sharp, warm knife (run it under warm/hot water and dry it off) will make them easier to cut.

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Nutrition Info

Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 160mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Originally published on July 18, 2016

S'mores Bars are the deliciousness of a s'more but the can be enjoyed all year round. The ooey gooey chocolate on a graham cracker crust and warmtoasted marshmallow will give you a taste of your favorite summer dessert all year round!
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Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I used 12 Tablespoons of butter with 2 cups graham cracker crumbs and my crust was swimming in butter. I attempted to drain the crust but then the whole thing just slid out of the pan. I tried cooking the butter off but it was too much. My crust was soggy and never browned because of the layer of butter sizzling on top. Was the cups of graham crackers crumbs supposed to be more than 2?

    I did attempt the recipe again and used 5 tablespoons of butter for 2 cups graham cracker crumbs and this worked well. The crust held together and it browned nicely.

    1. Did you use the powdered sugar as well? Also, did you use crumbs from the store (already crumbed) or did you make your own crumbs?

      1. Hi Kalli – when you mixed it up did it look like the photo above? What was the consistency like?

    1. Yes, it will work. You may not get it as brown on top, but it will be fine. Does your oven have a “broil” mode or setting?

  2. I was just wondering how to store leftovers. I know – there shouldn’t be any leftovers! But during this time of CV shutdown and social distancing, there are not as many people to share these with. The two of us cannot – and should not – eat them all at one sitting! Thank you!

  3. Can’t wait to try!
    Have you tried Smores cookies from Six Sisters? Highly recommend if you love Smores!

  4. When you say cool down before you put the chocolate down…are you talking 5 mins, 10 mins or how long…I’m at that stage now! The crust came out great so far!!!

    1. Definitely not! You need it for the crust. If you don’t have it, you can easily make it using real sugar. Just blend 1 cup granulated sugar and 1 teaspoon cornstarch until a fine powder. You need the powdered sugar for the crust!

      1. Just curious as to why the confectioner’s sugar is necessary – has anyone tried it without? Thanks!

      2. It’s just part of the recipe. If you don’t use it, the crust will not turn out correctly.

      3. There are lots of graham cracker crust recipes out there. You can use granulated white or even brown sugar.