S’mores Bars

by Amy on 19 June 2013

S'mores BarsIt was a busy weekend in our household. My Bostonian parents came down to Nashville to meet Fearless Baby, their very first grandchild. =) On their first evening, the weather was gorgeous, so we decided to do some grillin’ – a fantastic, simple meal of hamburgers, grilled veggies, pasta salad, + potato salad. For dessert, I wanted something that would pair well with the “cookout” theme, + was quick + easy enough for a new mom to make in a few minutes. So, I gave these s’mores bars a try!

So, how were they? Absolutely scrumptious. From the buttery graham cracker layer to the melty chocolate layer + the soft, sweet marshmallow layer, they are summery, s’mores-y perfection. And, as a huge bonus, they were super quick + easy to make – I managed to whip everything up, get it in the oven, + already have it baked + cooling in the span of one Fearless Baby naptime, which was fantastic! So, if you’re looking for a summery dessert that will perfectly complement a cookout dinner, give these fabulous bars a try!

S'mores Bars

S’mores Bars

makes 16 small bars (or 9 jumbo bars), adapted from wit + whistle


1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars (I used Hersheyโ€™s)
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme/marshmallow fluff (not melted marshmallows)


Preheat oven to 350ยฐF. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a large bowl, cream together butter + sugars until light + fluffy. beat in egg + vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder + salt. Add to butter mixture + mix at a low speed until just combined.

Divide dough in half + press that half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. place chocolate bars over dough. (Two king-sized Hersheyโ€™s bars should fit perfectly side by side, but break the chocolate if necessary to get it to fit in a single layer about 1/4″ thick.) Spread marshmallow creme/fluff over the chocolate layer. Place remaining dough in a single layer on top of the fluff (most easily achieved by flattening the dough into small shingles + laying them together).

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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1 Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar June 19, 2013 at 6:32 am

These sound like such a lovely treat! Yum!

2 alexandra @ sweet betweens blog June 19, 2013 at 8:13 am

Congratulations on your first baby-napping-recipe-making adventure success! These look absolutely delicious.

3 Leah | So, How's It Taste? June 19, 2013 at 8:19 am

Glad to read bebe is still letting you get in the kitchen, lol! These bars look fantastic. You cannot beat a s’mores dessert!

4 danielle June 19, 2013 at 9:10 am

We made s’mores this weekend too – I love the idea of turning them into a bar.

5 Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie June 19, 2013 at 9:25 am

Yay for s’mores to celebrate the fearless baby!

6 Sue June 19, 2013 at 10:56 am

I bet your folks think your precious little one is just the cats meow! Grandchildren are the absolute best.

This recipe looks delicious and is one which will I will definitely try.

7 amy June 19, 2013 at 11:32 am

They do think she’s pretty darn great, Sue! =) Hope you love this recipe when you try it!

8 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking June 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

Look at you, little super mama! I think I would have just shaken something out of a box, haha! These bars are fantastic, Amy. They look so scrumptious and easy peasy. Perfect for a lazy non-mom like me, haha!

9 Natalie June 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

They look incredible, ooey gooey goodness!

10 Nik@ABrownTable June 19, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Congratulations on the baby! Things must be hectic but so exciting and I am very happy for you. We went camping last weekend and had some chocolate smores brownies, I think these would have been perfect too!

11 amy June 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm

Ooh, s’mores brownies sound AMAZING!

12 Jennie @themessybakerblog June 19, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Amy, these look fabulous. Simple is always delicious. That mallow middle is calling my name.

13 Choc Chip Uru June 19, 2013 at 3:26 pm

Awwww everyone wants to see your beautiful bub :)
And eat these s’mores, they look utterly perfect in bar form!

Choc Chip Uru

14 angela@spinachtiger June 19, 2013 at 6:15 pm

I’ve never made a smores bar before and these sound yummy and gooey and wonderful.

15 Shannon June 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm

Amy, these look fantastic! I can’t wait to try them. I have some friends who are CRAZY about anything s’mores, so this will definitely earn me points with them.

And congrats on baby!!! June babies are great! My baby just turned 4 years old today, so when people tell you it flies by, it really does!

16 Jen @ Savory Simple June 19, 2013 at 9:20 pm

These look so dangerous! I’d inhale them.

17 Luv What You Do June 19, 2013 at 10:29 pm

Oh Yum! I love everything s’mores (and even had some on our recent camping trip). These gooey treats look like something I could sit and eat an entire pan of on my own!

18 Kathryn June 20, 2013 at 4:08 am

I’m so impressed you managed to whip these together with a fearless baby on hand! Such a perfect summer treat.

19 adri June 20, 2013 at 9:12 am

congratulations on doing all this during baby napping time. I am impressed! these look great, and i am oh so pleased to hear that things are going well in the Fearless Family!

20 Jess June 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

So glad you found a recipe for these! They sound delicious, but I’m still waiting for your next recipe with the butter and raspberries! ๐Ÿ˜‰

21 Kristen @ notsodomesticated June 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm

Oh my … these look heavenly! And I love that they are quick. I need quick recipes these days. ๐Ÿ˜‰

22 Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations June 20, 2013 at 3:04 pm

Oh how delicious these look! I can’t believe you are already whipping up awesome things like this and figuring out your baby’s nap time :)
It’s too funny, I think I saw 4 different s’more-style recipes on different blogs plublished today (yours and mine included ๐Ÿ˜‰

23 amy June 20, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Great minds think alike … and love s’mores! =) Off to check out your recipe!

24 Beth June 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm

I’ve made those s’more bars too and I love them! In fact, I just made them last weekend at my younger daughter’s request.
Hope you’re enjoying life with the new baby!

25 Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef June 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

look at you, baking & blogging during naptime. impressive! :) these smores bars look impressive!

26 Sammie June 20, 2013 at 9:29 pm

Hi Amy!!! Congratulations on your beautiful baby!! Oh my!! She looks soooo lovely! Was looking at pics from the previous post!! awwwww!!!!!!! She’s HERE!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ oh and yes, these s’mores bars look delish……. Mail some over to me pls! ๐Ÿ˜›

27 angela @ another bite please June 21, 2013 at 9:43 pm

oh how fun to have your family visit…I bet they could not get enough of baby. and smores bars so agree what the perfect ending to a cookout meal!

28 Kirsten@FarmFreshFeasts June 22, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Your s’mores bars are inspired, and well done managing to cook, take photos, and write your blog and have a newborn and have company all at the same time!
You have earned a nap.

29 amy June 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm

Kirsten – coincidentally, I was enjoying a nice afternoon nap when your comment came in. =)

30 Kiran @ KiranTarun.com June 23, 2013 at 11:16 am

I’ve never had smores before!! Looks like I’m missing out ๐Ÿ˜€

31 Ashley @thedrivencook June 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

I LOVE these. They were a huge hit at my cookout yesterday and were gone before we even served food off the grill. They were as easy as you described and super delicious. Thank you!

32 amy June 24, 2013 at 7:43 am

Awesome, Ashley! So glad they were a success!

33 Elizabeth June 25, 2013 at 10:50 am

These look so incredible and easy to make! I love s’mores variations into bars, ice cream sandwiches, etc. so I am excited to try these out sometime soon!

34 Megan @ girl by the lake June 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

These. Look. So. Good.

Just pinned these away for some July 4th weekend menu planning. Glad to hear they are easy to make…just what I’m looking for!

35 Meghan June 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

And you’re back to baking/blogging already – very impressive! These bare look like ooey gooey goodness! Hope you all had a great visit!

36 jen l | Tartine and Apron Strings June 29, 2013 at 12:07 am

Warm, melty s’mores – my weakness! Love the “camping” feeling this gives me! A wonderful summer “cottage” tradition, that’s for sure!

37 ErinsFoodFiles July 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

These look delicious, and simpler than other s’mores bars I’ve seen. Which reminds me… I have a s’mores brownie recipe I never posted!

38 Edison January 8, 2014 at 5:59 am

Been making these for years (about 30 years) .this is one of the best reicpes for a Girl Scout or family outing treat. Made these on the campfire (wrapped in foil) or on the grill (foil again) or on a tray in the oven. MMMMMM good.

39 amy January 8, 2014 at 7:24 am

How neat that you’ve made these on the campfire and grill – I’ll have to try that this summer! Great idea. =)

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