No Bake S’mores Bar Recipe

These No Bake Smores 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! 

Try these other great no-bake desserts: No Bake Peanut Butter Pie, Black Forest Ice Cream Pie and Raspberry Lemon Icebox Pie.

A hand holding a s mores bar up close to the camera.

S’mores Bars

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These smores bars is such an excellent last minute option for a picnic or get together. They come together super quickly in a 9 x 13 pan and taste really fantastic- think of it as the perfect marriage of classing s’mores and cereal bars. 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, my girls kept asking for Smore- see what I did there?

A straight-on image of 3 s'mores bars stacked on top of each other with other bars behind them and chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Tips for how to make S’mores bars

  • Spray the 9 x 13 pan and line it with parchment. But make sure to have some extra parchment come up the sides of the pan because you can use this to pull the bars out in one piece so you’ll be able to slice them in the cleanest way possible.
  • Be sure to use low heat- yes it takes a tiny bit longer, but you also don’t have to worry about burning anything and having to start all over again.
  • I like to spray my spoon with cooking spray before stirring the marshmallows to prevent sticking. Same with my hands before pressing the mixture into the pan.
  • A trick for getting them to set quicker: place them in the refrigerator.

Ingredient information that’s helpful to know:

  • Butter: I encourage you to use salted butter- it brings out all the other flavors better than unsalted.
  • Graham Cracker Cereal: Most stores have Golden Grahams cereal, but generic brand works just fine as well.
  • Marshmallows: although some cereal bar recipes call for larger marshmallows, this one was written specifically for mini marshmallows, because some of them aren’t getting completely melted. Make sure you have a a few extra to sprinkle on top!
  • Chocolate Chips: make sure you have a a few extra to sprinkle on top!

A close up of the side of a smores bar revealing the cut inside of it with other bars in the backgroud.

Can you use marshmallow creme (marshmallow fluff) instead of mini marshmallows?

No, this recipes really works best with mini marshmallows.

Can you freeze these?

I wouldn’t recommend it.

Can I make these ahead?

These can totally be made a day in advance.

How to store s’mores bars:

You can store these in an air-tight container. In the summer, I store these in the fridge to prevent melting. 

A pile of smores bars with the focus on the very front one.

Helpful tools:

  1. Cast iron dutch oven or this kind of dutch oven
  2. Measuring cups
  3. Wooden spoon
  4. 9 x 13 pan

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These No Bake Smores 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!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Setting time
30 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

These No Bake Smores 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! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smores
Servings: 15 bars
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 Tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 10 ounce bag mini marshmallows, divided
  • 5 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • 1 cup chocolate chips + 1 small handful
Instructions
  1. 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).

  2. Melt butter over medium heat in pot. Once it's melted, reduce the heat to low.

  3. Set aside 1 cup of mini marshmallows + 1 small handful from the 10 oz bag and add the remaining marshmallows to pot. Spray a mixing spoon with cooking spray and continuously stir until marshmallows are fully melted.

  4. Remove the pot from the heat and add the Golden Grahams. Stir well to combine.

  5. Then add the reserved cup of mini marshmallows and the cup of chocolate chips (leaving the handfuls aside).

  6. Stir once more to combine and then put the mixture into the prepared 13 x 9 pan. Gently press it down into an even layer in the pan.

  7. Top with handfuls of extra marshmallows and chocolate chips to your taste and let it set in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes (but longer is better).

  8. Once set, pull the bar it out of the pan in once piece using the parchment paper and slice. Store in an air tight container and enjoy!

A golden graham smores bar on a pan with other ones around it in the front and back.

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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2 Comments

  • Reply
    2pots2cook
    December 4, 2017 at 12:46 pm My son will be very happy to find this on the table :-) Thank you so much !
    • Reply
      Jessy
      December 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm I hope he loves it as much as my girls do!

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