S’mores Bars

Indulge in the irresistible goodness of S’mores Bars, a delightful twist on the classic campfire treat that brings together graham crackers, chocolate, and marshmallows in every bite. Perfect for parties, potlucks, or a cozy night in, these bars are quick to make and sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat and Prepare: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×9-inch baking pan to prevent sticking.
  2. Mix the Crust: In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and salt. Stir until the mixture is well blended and resembles coarse sand.
  3. Form the Crust: Press the graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan, creating a firm and compact crust.
  4. Layer with Chocolate: Sprinkle the semi-sweet chocolate chips evenly over the graham cracker crust, covering it in a generous layer of rich chocolate goodness.
  5. Add Marshmallow Topping: Next, scatter the mini marshmallows over the chocolate chips, ensuring they cover the entire surface of the bars.
  6. Bake to Perfection: Place the baking pan in the preheated oven and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the marshmallows turn golden brown and gooey, creating that classic s’mores appearance.
  7. Cool and Serve: Allow the s’mores bars to cool completely in the pan on a wire rack before slicing into squares. This helps them set and ensures easy, clean cuts.

Tips for Serving

  • Slice with Ease: For clean and neat slices, use a sharp knife and wipe it clean between cuts to prevent sticking.
  • Enhance with Extras: Serve alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzle with melted chocolate for an extra decadent touch.
  • Store Properly: Store any leftover bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days, though they are best enjoyed fresh.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Room Temperature Serving: Allow the S’mores Bars to come to room temperature before serving to enhance their chewy texture and flavors.
  2. Garnish Options: Sprinkle a dusting of powdered sugar over the bars for a decorative touch or top with additional mini marshmallows for a more indulgent presentation.
  3. Accompaniments: Serve alongside a glass of cold milk, hot chocolate, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to complement the sweet and chocolatey flavors.

Storage Tips:

  1. Room Temperature: Store the S’mores Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Ensure the container is tightly sealed to maintain freshness and prevent them from drying out.
  2. Refrigeration: If you prefer a firmer texture or need to store the bars for longer, refrigerate them in an airtight container. Bring them back to room temperature before serving for the best taste and texture.
  3. Freezing: To freeze, wrap individual bars tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before enjoying.
  4. Layering: When storing, place parchment paper between layers of bars to prevent them from sticking together and maintain their appearance.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your homemade S’mores Bars remain fresh, delicious, and ready to enjoy whenever the craving strikes. Whether for a special occasion or a casual treat, these tips will help you make the most of your dessert experience.


  1. Peanut Butter Lover’s Delight: Swirl creamy peanut butter into the melted butter before mixing with the graham cracker crumbs for a decadent twist on the classic recipe.
  2. Nutty Crunch: Sprinkle chopped nuts such as almonds, pecans, or peanuts over the chocolate layer before adding the marshmallows for added texture and flavor.
  3. White Chocolate Bliss: Substitute semi-sweet chocolate chips with white chocolate chips for a sweeter and creamier variation of the S’mores Bars.
  4. Cookie Crumble: Replace graham cracker crumbs with crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreos) for a cookies and cream-inspired S’mores Bar.
  5. Fruity Fusion: Add dried fruit such as chopped dried cherries, cranberries, or apricots to the graham cracker crust or sprinkle over the marshmallow layer for a fruity twist.
  6. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle caramel sauce over the cooled bars before serving for a gooey and indulgent treat.
  7. Mint Chocolate Chip: Mix mint extract or finely chopped mint chocolate pieces into the graham cracker crust for a refreshing minty flavor.
  8. S’mores Brownie Bars: Layer the graham cracker crust and marshmallows over your favorite brownie batter before baking for a fudgy and decadent dessert.
  9. Toffee Crunch: Sprinkle toffee bits over the chocolate layer to add a buttery and crunchy contrast to the sweet marshmallows.
  10. Raspberry Swirl: Swirl raspberry jam or preserves into the marshmallow layer before baking for a fruity and tangy addition to your S’mores Bars.

These variations allow you to customize your S’mores Bars to suit different tastes and preferences, ensuring each batch is a unique and delightful treat for any occasion. Experiment with these ideas to create your own signature twist on this beloved dessert!

FAQs :

  1. Can I use salted butter instead of unsalted butter? Yes, you can use salted butter, but adjust the amount of additional salt in the recipe accordingly to avoid over-salting the bars.
  2. Can I substitute the graham cracker crumbs with whole graham crackers? Yes, you can crush whole graham crackers in a food processor or by hand to make crumbs. Measure out 1 1/2 cups of crumbs for the recipe.
  3. What can I use instead of semi-sweet chocolate chips? You can substitute with milk chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or a combination of both, depending on your preference for sweetness and richness.
  4. How do I prevent the marshmallows from sticking to the knife when slicing the bars? To prevent sticking, lightly coat the knife with cooking spray or dip it in hot water and wipe dry before each cut. This helps create clean slices.
  5. Can I use regular-sized marshmallows instead of mini marshmallows? Yes, you can use regular-sized marshmallows. Cut them into smaller pieces or halves before placing them on top of the chocolate layer for even distribution.
  6. How do I know when the S’mores Bars are done baking? The bars are done baking when the marshmallows on top turn golden brown and puffy. This typically takes about 25-30 minutes in a preheated oven.
  7. Can I add additional toppings to the S’mores Bars? Yes, feel free to customize with toppings like crushed graham crackers, sprinkles, or a drizzle of melted chocolate or caramel after baking and cooling.
  8. How should I store leftover S’mores Bars? Store leftover bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 week.
  9. Can I freeze S’mores Bars? Yes, you can freeze S’mores Bars. Wrap individual bars tightly in plastic wrap and place them in a freezer-safe container. They can be frozen for up to 1 month. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.
  10. How can I make these bars gluten-free? To make gluten-free S’mores Bars, use gluten-free graham crackers and ensure that all other ingredients, such as chocolate chips and marshmallows, are certified gluten-free.

These FAQs address common questions about making, storing, and customizing S’mores Bars, ensuring you have all the information needed to enjoy this delicious dessert with confidence and success.

Whether you’re craving a nostalgic campfire treat or looking to impress guests with a simple yet irresistible dessert, these S’mores Bars are a perfect choice. Quick to assemble and bursting with chocolatey-marshmallow goodness, they’re bound to become a favorite in your dessert repertoire. Treat yourself and your loved ones to these delightful bars today!