S’mores Bars


by Rebecca Jun 21st, 2010 // Desserts, Recipes

S’mores Bars

If ever there was an irresistibly delicious dessert THIS IS IT. The recipe comes from my friend Mindy’s mom, Peg. Peg, I think you might owe me a years worth of personal training sessions because I cannot stop eating these! They taste just like s’mores only more sinful. As you might imagine, they are incredibly sweet. So much so that I’ll definitely be using dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate the next go-round.

The best part this recipe is that it contains marshmallow fluff. The nostalgia alone was amazing, but being able to introduce this “food” to my kid made it all worth while. He was fascinated by it and also loved using the electric mixer. The trickiest part is the top layer which needs to be shingled on so as not to disturb the fluff. We had to do some serious teamwork to get that right. Now for the recipe…

S’More Bars Recipe

Prep Time: 15 mins Cooking Time: 30 to 35 mins

1 stick of butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/fluff
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (~7 full-sized graham cracker sheets, processed til fine)
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Use an electric mixer to cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Set aside. Meanwhile,whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture until combined. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan.
Place chocolate bars over dough. 2 king-sized Hershey’s bars should fit perfectly side by side.
Spread chocolate with marshmallow creme or fluff. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles and laying them together). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until lightly browned. Be sure to cool completely before cutting into bars. Makes 16 squares.
Cool completely before cutting into bars

S’mores Bars

S'mores Bars!

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29 Comments on “S’mores Bars”

  1. 1 michelle said at 2:28 pm on June 21st, 2010:

    oh my goodness, those look absolutely amazing!

  2. 2 Caroline said at 4:31 pm on June 21st, 2010:

    Yummy! I want to make these this weekend!

  3. 3 jacquelinelegan said at 5:04 pm on June 21st, 2010:


  4. 4 Nicole said at 5:36 pm on June 21st, 2010:

    please visit the office today – and bring those with you!

  5. 5 Jill said at 2:00 am on June 30th, 2010:

    These look amazing! Do they last a couple of days? I am working on my 4th of July menu and I would love to make these a day or two in advance.

  6. 6 Memoria said at 2:56 am on June 30th, 2010:

    This is my first visit to your blog, and I love the title and concept behind it along with the precious photos of your child's little hand on the chocolate. Too cute! These bars look amazing, and I'm not even that crazy about marshmallows.

  7. 7 CookingWithMyKid said at 5:59 am on June 30th, 2010:

    If you can resist eating them then they should be just fine made a day or two in advance. I actually think they taste better the next day. The only problem was that I could NOT STOP eating them. :) Let me know how they turn out!

  8. 8 Rachael said at 7:33 pm on July 5th, 2010:

    Oh my goodness!!! These are fantastic! I would agree that they are better the next day. I couldn't keep the spoon out of them…perfect for summer and much better than regular S'mores! Thank you for the recipe!

  9. 9 Marisa said at 8:27 pm on July 7th, 2010:

    OK, now I have to make these. My waistline will not survive this blog-browsing habit of mine.

    I've been looking through yours for the past 30 minutes–great stuff! Nice photos, too!

  10. 10 Season said at 11:14 am on July 10th, 2010:

    I found this recipe a long time ago on Lovin From the Oven: http://www.lovintheoven.com/2008/12/day-11-smores…. They are delicious. But mine always seem to ooze out too much when I cut them. Do you have that problem? I love this recipe, and would love some suggestions to fix it, because mine are always a delicious ooey gooey mess.

    I've found the easiest way to put the top layer of dough on, is to trace around the baking dish with a pencil onto parchment paper. Flip the parchment paper over, so that your dough won't touch the pencil markings, but you can still see them. Then flatten the dough with your hands on the parchment paper, filling the shape of your outline. Then lift up the parchment paper with dough on it and flip it upside down onto the top of the marshmallow fluff. It works pretty well.

  11. 11 fugatz said at 2:56 am on July 12th, 2010:

    I find that it works out OK if you wait until they are cooled all the way. If they are at all warm they are too gooey to cut. Thanks for the topping tips.

  12. 12 cynful said at 9:52 am on July 31st, 2010:

    Just tried these yesterday and since I don't have a printer right now, I wandered back and forth to the computer from the kitchen and inadvertently put the fluff down before the chocolate. Oops. But, I found that it was simple to put the top layer on top of the chocolate and I can't imagine the order of the chocolate and fluff matters at all. So you might want to try putting them down fluff first. These were a huge hit! Thanks for sharing.

  13. 13 fugatz said at 5:27 am on August 2nd, 2010:

    Good to know it works either way. Just reading your comment makes me want to make another batch. Danger-zone!

  14. 14 Emily said at 3:51 am on August 3rd, 2010:

    I just put mine in the oven and can't wait to taste it! I did the first dough layer, then marshmallow fluff, then the chocolate. I used one bar of Hersheys and one bar of semi-sweet. I crushed them up and sprinkled over the marshmallow. I figured using one of each would cut down a little on the sweetness. For my top dough layer I pressed it out on a piece of waxed paper and then turned it over on top. It worked perfectly. Thank you for the recipe, I'm s'mores crazy and I love how easy this was to make!

  15. 15 Lauren said at 10:52 pm on August 23rd, 2010:

    These are SO good! I also put the marshmallow down first, then the chocolate and it was super easy. Everybody I served these to loved them! Thanks so much!

  16. 16 Perfect S’mores | Cooking with My Kid: Teaching My Kid and myself the art of cooking in 365 days said at 9:30 pm on September 5th, 2010:

    [...] might remember from our S’mores Bars Recipe that S’mores are one of my all time favorite deserts. There are lots of different opinions on [...]

  17. 17 Nikki Rappaport - S’mores Please said at 7:46 pm on September 7th, 2010:

    [...] got the idea for this easy and fun dessert from this fun blog, but I’ve seen many s’mores recipes around this summer. I wish I had time to make [...]

  18. 18 anne said at 10:24 am on September 18th, 2010:

    tomorrow is cate's birthday party and she wants THESE as her cake :)

  19. 19 Laura said at 7:44 pm on September 20th, 2010:

    Just made these- THE best twist on s'mores I've ever experienced. I used dark chocolate, and am glad, milk would've been too sweet… me and the boyfriend both thank you for the awesome idea!

  20. 20 Hope said at 7:22 pm on October 10th, 2010:

    I didnt have any chocolate bars, so I sifted the chocolate chips out of two bags of brownie mix! Haha, also no marshmallow creme so I used mini marshmallows insted =)—> In the oven now! Hope they turn out well =]

  21. 21 @jessco said at 7:39 am on October 16th, 2010:

    We made these last night – mmm, but really sweet. Going to use marshmallows next time instead of fluff. Thanks for the recipes!

  22. 22 Go Take a Hike | Cooking with My Kid: Teaching My Kid and myself the art of cooking in 365 days said at 4:19 am on November 19th, 2010:

    [...] Back at base camp dozens of blankets were spread out on the grass and a beautiful lunch spread awaited our return. No birthday candles were lit for fear of those California wildfires, but we did sing happy birthday before diving in to a fresh baked batch of S’mores Bars. [...]

  23. 23 S’mores Bars | My Blog said at 10:23 pm on January 1st, 2011:

    [...] recipe comes from Rebecca of Cooking With My Kid, who’s actually a friend of a friend of mine, and who is on a mission to make 365 recipes in [...]

  24. 24 Swell Supper: Snowstorm Chili and Cornbread | Cooking with My Kid said at 1:54 pm on March 28th, 2011:

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  25. 25 Perfect S’mores | Cooking with My Kid said at 3:10 pm on March 30th, 2011:

    [...] might remember from our S’mores Bars Recipe that S’mores are one of my all time favorite deserts. There are lots of different opinions on [...]

  26. 26 sophistimom said at 4:27 pm on April 14th, 2011:

    Love these. S'mores always taste best when made into bars, don't you think?

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  28. 28 Lawn care Business boy said at 2:25 am on May 11th, 2011:

    Omg these look so darn yummy. I have been on a diet for over six weeks now and have any chocolate or anything sweet. I think if I were to make these I would be allowed to bend the rules for once. mmmmm!

  29. 29 Jen-Eighty MPH Mom said at 9:07 am on May 12th, 2011:

    Oh my goodness…these look heavenly!

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