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Baked Smores Bars Recipe

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There’s no need for a campfire to enjoy the classic flavors of s’mores! These Baked S’mores Bars are a delightful twist on the beloved outdoor treat, perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. With a golden graham cracker crust, a rich chocolate layer, and a gooey marshmallow topping, these bars will transport you to the campfire experience in every bite.

Stack of three toasted s'mores bars.

Whether you’re serving them up for a family picnic, as an after-school treat, or at your next outdoor gathering, these Baked S’mores Cookie Bars are sure to be a crowd-pleaser. They offer all the nostalgic charm of traditional s’mores without the need for a fire pit.

Bite into the irresistible layers of a buttery graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate, and toasted marshmallow, and you’ll find yourself transported to that cozy campfire feeling, no matter the occasion.

Let’s take a look at how to make these easy s’mores bars, shall we?

S’mores Bar Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ stick butter, melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 6 Hershey milk chocolate bars
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows
Powdered sugar, miniature marshmallows, melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, and Hershey's bars.

Directions

Prepare the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper for easy removal

Make the Graham Cracker Crust: In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and powdered sugar. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand and is well combined.

Graham cracker crumbs mixed with melted butter.

Firmly press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking pan to create an even layer. You might find it helpful to use a spoon or a measuring cup to pack the crust down.

Graham cracker crumbs being spread in a glass baking dish.

Place in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. The crust will firm up once it cools down.

Layer the Chocolate: Place the Hershey chocolate bars evenly over the graham cracker crust.

Hershe's bars on top of a graham cracker crust in a baking dish.

Bake for 2-3 minutes until slightly melted. Remove from the oven and smooth the chocolate. 

Pro Tip: Using an offset spatula can make spreading and smoothing the melty chocolate layer on top of the graham crust a breeze. Its flat, angled blade allows for precise control, ensuring that the chocolate layer is evenly distributed.

Add the Marshmallows: Scatter the mini marshmallows over the chocolate layer. Broil on low for 1-2 minutes until marshmallows are browned. Be sure to keep an eye on them while they broil so that they do not burn.

Marshmallows on top of melted chocolate in a baking dish.

Cool and Slice: Allow the bars to cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the bars into squares or rectangles, depending on your preference.

Cut smores bar in a glass baking dish.

How To Store Leftover Bars

Leftover s’mores bars? Who knew there could be such a thing? Well, if you do have any leftover bars, here are some tips to help maintain their freshness and taste:

  1. Cool Completely: Before storing s’mores bars, make sure they have cooled completely. This prevents condensation from forming inside the storage container, which could make the bars soggy.
  2. Cut and Portion: If you haven’t already, cut the s’mores bars into the desired portion sizes. This makes it easier to access and serve them without needing to cut them later.
  3. Use an Airtight Container: Place the s’mores bars in an airtight container. You can use a plastic container with a tight-fitting lid or a glass container with a sealed lid. The goal is to create an airtight seal to keep moisture out.
  4. Layering: If you will be stacking the bars, be sure to place parchment paper between layers of bars to prevent them from sticking together.
  5. Room Temperature: S’mores bars can be stored at room temperature for a few days.

Variations

Unleash your inner chef and try your hand at making gourmet smores cookie bars. Here are some ideas to get you baking:

  1. Peanut Butter S’mores Bars: Add a layer of creamy peanut butter between the graham cracker crust and the chocolate for a delightful twist on the classic.
  2. Mint Chocolate S’mores Bars: Use mint chocolate bars instead of regular chocolate for a refreshing and indulgent flavor.
  3. Salted Caramel S’mores Bars: Drizzle salted caramel sauce over the marshmallow layer for a sweet and salty contrast.
  4. Oreo S’mores Bars: Crushed Oreo cookies make a fantastic addition to the graham cracker crust or as a layer between the chocolate and marshmallow.
  5. White Chocolate Raspberry S’mores Bars: Top the crust with a layer of raspberry jam and use white chocolate bars for a fruity and sweet variation.
  6. Toffee Crunch S’mores Bars: Sprinkle crushed toffee bits over the marshmallow layer for a delightful crunch.

Feel free to get creative and mix and match these variations to create your own unique delicious bars. Whether you prefer a classic s’mores flavor or want to explore new and exciting combinations, there’s a s’mores bar variation for every sweet tooth.

More Delicious Recipes You Might Enjoy

  • Mini S’mores Pies –  These Mini S’mores Pies capture all the flavors of the classic campfire treat in a single, adorable bite-sized package. With a buttery graham cracker crust, velvety chocolate filling, and a perfectly toasted marshmallow topping, these mini pies are a sweet sensation that brings the essence of the great outdoors right to your dessert table.
  • Gluten-Free Graham Crackers – Enjoy the nostalgic goodness of graham crackers without the gluten. These Gluten-Free Graham Crackers are a game-changer for those with dietary restrictions. Crispy, slightly sweet, and wonderfully versatile, they serve as the perfect base for s’mores, pie crusts, or a delightful snack on their own. 
  • Nutella Cookies – Reminiscent of s’mores but with a Nutella twist, these Nutella Cookies are a mouthwatering delight for chocolate lovers. Imagine soft cookies oozing with the rich and creamy goodness of Nutella paired with gooey marshmallows. These cookies offer a delectable blend of flavors that evoke memories of cozy campfire nights. With every bite, you’ll experience the perfect fusion of Nutella’s hazelnut sweetness and the familiar comfort of s’mores, making them an instant favorite for dessert enthusiasts.
Smores bar topped with toasted marshmallows.
A stack of three smores bars.

Baked S’mores Bars

Featuring layers of buttery graham cracker crust, velvety milk chocolate, and perfectly toasted marshmallows, this easy-to-make treat captures the essence of a cozy fireside gathering in every bite.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 128kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ stick butter melted
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 6 Hershey's milk chocolate bars
  • 2 cups miniature marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray or line it with parchment paper for easy removal
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and powdered sugar. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand and is well combined. Firmly press the graham cracker mixture firmly into the bottom of the baking pan to create an even layer. You might find it helpful to use a spoon or a measuring cup to pack the crust down. Place in the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. The crust will firm up once it cools down.
  • Place the Hershey chocolate bars evenly over the graham cracker crust. Bake for 2-3 minutes until slightly melted. Remove from the oven and smooth the chocolate.
  • Scatter the mini marshmallows over the chocolate layer. Broil on low for 1-2 minutes until marshmallows are browned. Be sure to keep an eye on them while they broil so that they do not burn.
  • Cool and Slice Allow the bars to cool in the pan for about 15-20 minutes. Once cooled, use a sharp knife to cut the bars into squares or rectangles, depending on your preference.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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