S’mores Bars

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These S’mores Bars can be prepared in 15 minutes or less and don’t require any baking! These bars consist of graham cracker-flavored cereal, soft miniature marshmallows, and are studded with milk chocolate chips. 

After you’ve become obsessed with S’mores Bars, be sure to try these other no bake desserts: edible cookie dough, muddy buddies, or these cookie dough cups.

View of a S'mores Bar, with a glass of milk.

S’mores Bars

This dessert is one of my mom’s signature desserts. While it’s not technically her original creation (I believe she found the recipe on the back of a box of Golden Graham’s® cereal), she’s made these for years and is practically famous for them. Everyone that enjoys S’mores goes crazy for these bars! They are the first thing to go at a party and she brings these to just about every function she attends. They are consistently one of the first desserts to be devoured.

Personally, they are one of my favorite treats! I’ve definitely eaten my fair share of these S’mores Bars over the years and can still confidently say I don’t think I’ll ever get sick of them.

Process shots of the s'mores bars: combining marshmallows, butter, corn syrup and chocolate chips; heating and stirring until melted; measuring out the graham cracker cereal; pouring the melted mixture over the cereal.

The great news is, they couldn’t be easier to make. No more than 15 minutes prep time, only six ingredients, and no baking required! These are definitely the easiest way to get your S’mores fix and it doesn’t even matter what season it is — fall, winter, spring, or summer– these can ALWAYS be made!

How to make S’mores Bars

  • Microwave. Combine a portion of the marshmallows, a portion of the chocolate chips, butter, and corn syrup and microwave until melted and smooth.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Once the above mixture is melted and smooth, mix in the remaining ingredients until combined. It gets thick and sticky!
  • Press into pan. Once everything is mixed, press it all into a pan. The bars need a bit of time to firm up and harden. And like anything wonderful, the waiting is definitely the hardest part of the whole process! 

And, just being real here, only 60% of the S’mores bars ever make it through the full “setting up time.” Just saying.

Process shots: cereal and melted chocolate; stirring in remaining ingredients; spreading into a pan; allowing the s'mores bars to set up.

S’mores Bar tips

  • Grease the pan. These treats are gooey and sticky! With a well-greased pan, these bars come out easily. Alternatively, you can line the pan with parchment paper or foil.
  • Flavor enhancements. I add a little vanilla extract to the melted marshmallows, which amps up the flavor of these treats. If you don’t have it on hand, the bars will still be great without it!
  • Use fresh, soft marshmallows. The fresher and softer the marshmallows, the chewier the S’mores Bars will be.
  • Use high-quality milk chocolate. You’ll get both a better melt and better flavor. My favorite for these bars is either Ghirardelli® or Guittard® (not sponsored). Cheaper brands can have a waxier content that is far less flavorful and doesn’t melt down as well.
  • Find a cereal you love. While Golden Grahams cereal works great and is tasty, I’m partial to the off-brand (Malt O Meal®) Honey Graham Toasters (not sponsored).
  • When microwaving the marshmallow mixture, microwave in short bursts and make sure to stir often between burst. The ingredients are still melting even outside of the microwave!
  • Don’t over compress. Once you’ve spread the sticky coated cereal mixture into the pan, avoid compressing it too much. Over-compressing the bars will yield hard bars that are tougher to eat.

View of the Smores Bars in the pan.

Storage

These S’mores Bars are best the same day they are made. After that, they quickly get harder and become stale.

Because of the individual marshmallows throughout the bars, these don’t freeze or thaw particularly well (the marshmallows harden as they thaw).

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S'mores Bars

5 from 2 votes
These S'mores Bars can be prepared in 15 minutes or less and don't require any baking! They consist of graham cracker-flavored cereal, soft miniature marshmallows, and are studded with milk chocolate chips. 
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S'mores Bars

5 from 2 votes
These S'mores Bars can be prepared in 15 minutes or less and don't require any baking! They consist of graham cracker-flavored cereal, soft miniature marshmallows, and are studded with milk chocolate chips. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword smores bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Setting up Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 24 large bars
Calories 214kcal
Cost $5.79

Ingredients

  • 8 cups (338g) Golden Grahams cereal
  • 6 cups (273g) miniature marshmallows, divided
  • 1 bag (2 cups total) milk chocolate chips, divided(258g for 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips)
  • 5 tablespoons (71g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • PREP: Generously grease a 9x13-inch pan and set aside. Place the Golden Grahams cereal in a very large bowl and set aside.
  • MARSHMALLOW MIXTURE: In another very large microwave-safe bowl, add in 5 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips, cubed butter, and corn syrup. Stir and then place in the microwave for 2-4 minutes, removing to stir every 20 seconds. When you remove the mixture every 20 seconds, stir for about 15-20 seconds making sure to really scrape the bottom, and then return to the microwave. Microwave until the mixture is just melted and smooth and don't microwave more than needed. 
  • POUR OVER CEREAL: Once the mixture is smooth, stir in the vanilla. Pour the mixture over the cereal and gently but quickly toss to combine. Add in the remaining 1 cup marshmallows and 1/2 cup chocolate chips and stir until just incorporated.
  • PRESS INTO PAN: Pour into the prepared pan. Spray your hands with cooking spray and then gently press down the bars (Don't press them too hard or it will make the bars hard). 
  • LET STAND: Uncovered, for an hour (refrigerate for firmer bars). 
  • STORAGE: Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Bars are best eaten the first day they are made.

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Recipe Notes

  • Use high-quality milk chocolate for best results. You’ll get both a better melt and better flavor. My favorite for these bars is either Ghirardelli® or Guittard®. Cheaper brands can have a waxier content that is far less flavorful and doesn't melt down as well.
  • Find a cereal you love. While Golden Grahams® cereal works great and is tasty, I'm partial to the off-brand (Malt O Meal®) Honey Graham Toasters.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 24servings | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.9g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 8.9g | Cholesterol: 14.7mg | Sodium: 130.2mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 22g

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6 Comments

  1. Hey there! Do you think you can make these without corn syrup, like rice krispie? Have you ever tried? They look delish!

    1. Thank you! I haven’t tried them without corn syrup, but I’m sure they’d be okay without it and maybe some extra marshmallows!

  2. 5 stars
    Hello!
    I loved your recipe so much that I included it in my S’mores recipe round-up. 🙂 Your pictures are great, too!

    Love your site! – Laura

  3. I don’t often but milk chocolate, do you think ghirardelli semisweet would work? I’m trying to imagine it, and having trouble! I don’t want to go to the store!

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