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S’mores Bars Cooking View


I was one of the rare kids that wasn’t crazy about s’mores.  I’m not completely sure why, but I think it may have been the messy process of eating one, or the frustrating process of toasting a marshmallow just so over a bonfire rather than charring it.  Whatever the case, for years I thought I didn’t like s’mores.  Silliness, I tell you.  I have since realized that I am crazy about the chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker flavor combo in all sorts of fun treats.


These s’mores bars are a recipe from the early days of the blog that needed to be reintroduced.  I love them for a few reasons.  Most importantly, they taste fantastic – you just can’t go wrong with s’mores.  These are no bake treats that come together in less than 15 minutes and require very few dishes.  And of course since they are bar cookies they are easy to serve anywhere since no utensils (or even a plate) are necessary.  These would be a fun treat to make with the help of kiddos, but until my guy gets a bit bigger he’ll just have to enjoy the finished product.

Other s’mores treats:
S’mores Cupcakes
S’mores Cheesecake Bars
S’mores Layer Cake
S’mores Oatmeal

 

S'mores Bars
Yield: 12-16 bars

Ingredients

3 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for greasing the pan
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
¾ cup sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1½ tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1 cup mini marshmallows
2 whole graham crackers

Cooking View

Directions

  • Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil.  Lightly butter the foil.  Place the butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave until melted.  Mix in the graham cracker crumbs and stir with a fork until the crumbs are evenly moistened.  Pour the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and press firmly into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.  (I like to use the bottom of a ramekin to do this.)

  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the condensed milk and chocolate chips.  Heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.  Off the heat, stir in the vanilla and salt.  Pour the chocolate mixture over the graham cracker base.  Working quickly, spread the chocolate into an even layer and smooth with a spatula.  Sprinkle the marshmallows over the top of the chocolate.  Gently press down so that the marshmallows become partly embedded in the chocolate.  Break the whole graham crackers into small pieces and stick into the chocolate mixture between the marshmallows.

  • Cover and refrigerate the bars until firm, about 4 hours.  Use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan and transfer to a cutting board.  Use a large sharp knife to cut into squares or rectangles.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  • http://mikaspantry.blogspot.com Mika Garnett

    Wow! Those look great!

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com KeepItSweet

    these are adorable yet look so easy to make! i wonder if you could torch the top a bit to brown the marshmallows:-)

  • Maggi

    Ooooh… and a second or two with my handy-dandy torch will give that roasted marshmallow taste that would really take it to the next level!

  • http://theblissfulbaker.wordpress.com the blissful baker

    although i like s’mores best when the marshmallows toasted, and the chocolate is warm and melty, this bar form looks spectacular too!

  • Annie

    I thought about that but it might melt the chocolate. I opted to skip it.

  • http://thehealthyjunky.wordpress.com thehealthyjunky

    Oh my goodness these look amazing. Wish I could grab one of these through the computer screen right now!

  • http://seebrookecook.blogspot.com/ Brooke

    ohhhh these look yummy!!

  • http://warmvanillasugar.wordpress.com Warm Vanilla Sugar

    These bars bring back the greatest memories for me. I loooove smores!

  • http://jennsfoodjourney.blogspot.com Jenn’s Food Journey

    Mmmmmmmm…those looks wonderful!!!

  • http://www.thesingledish.com Heather @ The Single Dish

    I love no bake treats, these are too pretty to eat!

  • http://www.blueeyedbakers.com The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    For a 15 minute dish these look gorgeous! We’re total suckers for anything s’more-like…really anything with marshmallow…or chocolate…yeah we’re easy. These look DELICIOUS!

  • http://penniesonaplatter.wordpress.com Pennies on a Platter

    Less than 15 minutes!!?? Bookmarked! :)

  • Melissa Smith

    Something I learned the hard way when making my recipe for s’more’s bar (a different variation) is you need to use Hershey’s chocolate to make it taste like a s’more! :) (Since it’s not about good quality chocolate but the s’more taste).

  • http://chinadoll-bakingdairy.blogspot.com/ Jeannie

    Wow! my boy will definitely love these bars they looks so drooling good!

  • Annie

    I disagree, I make s’mores stuff all the time with good quality chocolate (well, better than Hershey’s). I think it’s the flavor combo that makes the difference, and using good chocolate makes it taste, well, good!

  • http://comfortofcooking.blogspot.com Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

    These are like a tribute to summer bonfires gone by. Time to make way for fall, but not before I dig into these delicious bars! Thanks for the recipe, Annie!

  • karen

    I think these would make a lovely breakfast with a big cup of coffee!

    What am I supposed to do with the rest of the can of sweet condensed milk?

  • Annie

    Whatever you want.

  • http://saralovescooking.blogspot.com Sara

    Oh yum! I’ve always used S’mores Poptarts to get my s’more fix…but I might need to make these instead. They look great!

  • http://yumsiliciousbakes.blogspot.com Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes)

    Ooh yummm. I need to make these :)

  • http://www.squirrelbakes.com/ Debbie

    Oh Annie, you did it again, got me drooling over a picture. Looking at all that yummy chocolate in these bars, I can’t wait to try them! Although deciding between these and your other s’mores yummies is going to be difficult, thanks for sharing!

  • http://theavidappetite.com Rachel @ The Avid Appetite

    I have been wanting to find a S’mores bars recipe! I’m not sure why but I’ve been jonesing for graham and marshmallows.

  • http://goodcleaneating.blogspot.com Emily @Cleanliness

    Oh my goodness! I love this recipe. So creative!

  • http://mannadonn.blogspot.com Maranda

    These look so good! I love s’mores!

  • http://thecurvycarrot.wordpress.com Shanon Lacy

    Please tell me you have leftovers. I saw this picture and my heart stopped. Especially right after lunch, too. I want one right now. If you have leftovers, can I have one? :)

  • http://thiswomancooks.blogspot.com Christina

    They look delicious!!

  • Jen

    These look so yummy! What a great treat for our neighborhood bonfire night! Any thoughts on using the kitchen torch to brown those yummy marshmallows? I loved using it on the s’mores cupcakes! Thanks for sharing another great recipe!

  • Annie

    Jen, I actually answered this in a comment above.

  • Claire

    Hi Annie! Thank you for sharing. I make homemade graham crackers, and this will be a divine use for them. :) I agree that the quality chocolate makes a huge difference. Do you have a preferred chocolate for baking? Have you ever tried any of the Jacques Torres chocolate? I often seem to go between Ghiradelli, Guittard, Scharfenberger, and Whole Foods chocolate, dependent upon what I’m baking. If only Godiva sold chocolate chips… ;-) Thank you for sharing again, and have a great day.

  • Dalia

    HI Annie,
    Since the chocolate is being mixed with sweetened condensed milk, which is pretty sweet on its own, would it be better to use bittersweet chocolate instead?

  • http://becksterslaboratory.wordpress.com Becky

    Yessss! I just bought stuff to make a s’mores dessert of some sort…I think this will be the winner! : )

  • Tawny

    those look really good! it’s pretty recent that i’ve developed a love of smores as well..now i cant get enough of them! if you haven’t tried them, you neeed to try these smores cookie bars http://theyearofthecookie.blogspot.com/2010/05/day-14.html
    they are amazing and everyone loves them!!

  • http://theblogisthenewblack.wordpress.com Liz @ Blog is the New Black

    Excellent idea! Cute, and what a comfort treat!

  • Annie

    I use Ghirardelli unless I’m making something where the chocolate is the primary ingredient like mousse, flourless chocolate cake, pots de creme, etc. My store doesn’t have a huge selection but I think Ghirardelli is great quality for the price.

  • Annie

    No, I like them this way. I’m sure you could use bittersweet and they would be fine but not necessarily better. That’s a matter of personal preference.

  • http://www.bakingwithoutabox.com Amanda @ bakingwithoutabox

    Mmm tailgate food!

  • http://planetbyn.wordpress.com planetbyn

    you could always make a mini batch of hello dollies! (aka magic bars, aka seven layer bars). annie has a recipe on the site!

  • Annie

    But those use a full can of condensed milk.

  • Annie

    Ahh, nevermind, mini batch – good idea!

  • http://thebestdessertrecipes.blogspot.com/ McFoodie

    Wow, what an awesome spin on an old classic. I like the fact that it looks like there is a high chocolate ratio. :D

    Thanks for sharing.
    Foodie

  • http://maplencornbread.blogspot.com/ Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread

    I was one of those kids that LOVED smores…still am! I love the sounds of these bars- quick and no bake!

  • http://www.simonaskitchen.com Simonaskitchen

    This blog is wonderful! My compliments! All these recipes sound new for me (I’m Italian), I’m going to try them all!!! Greetings, Simona! :-)

  • Nikki

    These were super easy to make and were very well received.

    A friend of mine had a medical emergency on Wednesday–I made her family tacos and these s’mores bars for dinner Thursday. They loved them.

    Very easy to make and I had all the ingredients available!

    Thanks!

  • http://www.howto-simplify.com Jen @ How To: Simplify

    Wow…these look amazing! I love that they are super easy to make! That makes the dish even better!

  • http://www.abundantlifeinthemaking.com aimee

    I tried making these just now and had a lot of trouble getting the chocolate to spread, even though I worked quickly. Finally I gave up and just let the crust mix in and these will have to be called Smores Fudge! I love the look of your bars though, any suggestions with spreading the chocolate mixture?

  • http://yesimstylekitchen.blogspot.com Yesim

    looks yummyyyyyyy:)

  • http://livlifetoo.blogspot.com/ Kim – Liv Life

    As a former Girl Scout Leader I can tell you that I’m not a smore fan – for similar reasons that you mentioned above… that and the one girl who had waayyy too many on the camp out and well… let me just say that the leader is the one who gets to clean up.
    However…! These look great! A small little “package” without the muss or the fuss! I think these would be great on our Super Bowl table!

  • http://jennynoowyn.wordpress.com Jenny

    I want one now! :)

  • http://www.kitchycooking.com Jennifer

    I love s’mores and these seem like an easy, quick version for when I’m craving some chocolate and marshmallows.

  • http://everydaysouthwest.com Sandy

    Love the idea of making these in a large pan then cutting them into the portion you want your kids to have. Sneaky…..I like it!
    Congrats on the top nine!

  • Holly

    Yum. I just made these – delicious. I LOVE that they are made without Hershey bars…not a fan. I also had trouble spreading the chocolate (I worked quickly, but not quickly enough I guess!), and wished there was a little more crust – so I’ll just tweak it for next time. Wonderful bars!

  • http://damegoodeats.blogspot.com Tarrah Dame

    wow this looks amazing! I just made a s’more cookie bar for my blog myself…cant go wrong with s’mores! :)
    http://damegoodeats.blogspot.com/2010/10/smore-cookie-bars.html

  • http://www.thecreativepot.net Marisa

    Get into mah belleh!

  • Korina

    I was thinking of making these for a bake sale…how badly do they need to be refrigerated after the initial setting?

  • Annie

    They’ll be fine, I actually tend to store them at room temp.

  • Renee

    I just saw this exact post on another blog, the girl even used your same picture! You and that other girl did such an awesome job!

  • Annie

    Really, what blog? I don’t routinely let others use my photos.

  • Holly

    I made these for friends and they were great! Thanks for so many wonderful recipes.

  • KSM

    I made a double batch of these for a neighborhood gathering and they were gone in less than half an hour. One neighbor confessed that he had eaten four of them and would have had more if there were any left. My husband did not even get to taste one before they were gone!
    Thanks for the recipe :)

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ASUX3KTZBQULFYHUEGUEMYN5OI Sierra

    Hi, Annie! Thanks for the recipe! Could you give me some direction about storage? I want to make these a couple days in advance of when I need them and am worried about the marshmallows drying out. Thanks!!!

  • annieseats

    I just store them in an airtight container.