These S’mores Bars are one of the best easy recipes to throw together for a last minute party or get together. Made with Golden Grahams, marshmallows and chocolate chips, these are a great no bake dessert option that both kids and adults will love this summer!
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How was everyone’s weekend? Did you have a happy Easter (if that’s how you roll)?
This weekend was pretty busy for us. We had a baby shower on Saturday and celebrated Easter with some of our family on Sunday. The weather was also in the 70’s for the entire weekend which was nothing short of glorious!
The down side is my poor T was sick. She woke each morning with a fever and congestion. I’m pretty sure it’s an ear infection and probably some teeth coming in as well.
On Saturday, A and I went to my cousin’s baby shower (Sound of Music theme- it couldn’t have been more adorable!). T stayed home with Daddy since she was under the weather.
A did a very good job of being polite and outside of a few toddler moments was a very good girl. She was cracking everyone at our table up because once she finished picking all the frosting off of her cupcake, she took her finger and snuck some frosting off of mine when she thought no one was looking (we all were!).
That night some friends of ours came for dinner and after that we helped A color eggs. A got super into dropping the eggs in the dye with that little metal thing that comes with the kit. She made an egg for each of us and her grandparents. It was so sweet.
Easter was a pretty fun and relaxing day. We hung out at home that morning and made a big breakfast. The Easter Bunny left a trail of eggs from A’s room down to the girl’s baskets and also hid eggs all around the living room. A had a blast finding them, especially when she realized there were chocolate kisses inside!
That night we had a really delicious dinner at my Uncle’s house. It was nice and relaxed- great people and great food. Unfortunately, T was pretty uncomfortable and fussy and A had a few difficult moments as it was day two without a nap. We still had an excellent time visiting and got the girls down early when we got home.
Have you ever noticed how everyone has their own special method for roasting marshmallows? Some people are meticulous about holding it at exact the right place near the fire (but not too close!) and turning it periodically to get the perfect golden brown. Other people like to torch their marshmallow so that it’s completely gooey on the inside and burnt to a crisp on the outside.
If I’m making s’mores, I prefer my marshmallow to be a little on the darker side of that perfect golden brown. But if I’m just enjoying the marshmallow on its own, I take a slightly different direction. I start heading in the direction of that golden brown, but every couple of minutes, I pull the outside layer off and eat it. Then I put it back into the fire to get another tasty layer. I don’t know why I love this, I guess I’m just weird!
With summer approaching, it seemed only right that I make something S’mores-oriented. Though I’m not a particularly rustic gal, I do enjoy camping here and there. But there has to be a bonfire involved and I have to be able to roast marshmallows and s’mores!
As you likely know by now, we are major Cereal Treat enthusiasts in our home (as detailed here, here, here and here). So when I began brainstorming different s’mores-related ideas, this one shot straight up to the top of the list!
This is such an excellent last minute option for a picnic or get together. They come together super quickly in a 13 x 9 pan and taste really fantastic. And they can totally be made ahead if you want to. I went extra heavy on the marshmallows and chocolate chips, to make them extra decadent. To say these will be a hit with the kids would be an understatement- for the rest of the week, A kept asking for S’more- see what I did there?
And now I’m dying to know: How do you like to roast your marshmallows?
Other great summer treats include:
- Boozy Gummy Bears
- Blueberry Buckle
- Peach Cobbler
- Strawberry Goat Cheese Tart
- Summer Berry Dessert Crostini
- Black Forest Ice Cream Pie
- Peppermint Ice Cream Pie
Yields 1 13 x 9 pan
40 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
50 minTotal Time
- Cooking spray
- 3 Tbsp. salted butter
- 1 10 oz. bag of mini marshmallows- reserve 1 cup of these + 1 small handful
- 5 cups of Golden Grahams cereal
- 1 cup of chocolate chips + 1 small handful
- Spray a 13 x 9 pan with cooking spray and line it with parchment paper, leaving some extra paper over the sides (this makes it easy to pull it out of the pan once it's set to cut it).
- Melt 3 tbsp butter over medium heat in a non-stick pot. Once it's melted, reduce the heat to low.
- Reserve 1 cup of mini marshmallows from the 10 oz bag and also a small handful for sprinkling on tops and add the remaining marshmallows to pot. Spray a mixing spoon with cooking spray and continuously stir until marshmallows are fully melted.
- Remove the pot from the heat and add the Golden Grahams. Stir it well to combine.
- Then add the other cup of mini marshmallows and the cup of chocolate chips.
- Stir once more to combine and then put the mixture into the prepared 13 x 9 pan. Gently push it down into an even layer in the pan.
- Top with extra marshmallows and chocolate chips to your taste and let it set for at least 30 minutes.
- Once set, pull it out of the pan using the parchment paper and slice. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!
These S'mores Bars are one of the best easy recipes to throw together for a last minute party or get together. Made with Golden Grahams, marshmallows and chocolate chips, these are a great no bake dessert option that both kids and adults will love this summer!
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