S’mores Bars

Smores Bar Recipe

The Story:

Tying your own shoes, taking off the training wheels, leaving the floaties at home, and learning how to make the perfect s’more is the first taste we get of “growing up.”

I remember a trip to Lake Powell for a family reunion when I was about 7.  My grandfather scoffed at all my cousins who were sticking their marshmallows deep in the flames and pulling out a sizzling, black mallow.  They would blow it out, then pop it in their mouths.  My grandfather did not approve.  He took great pride in a slow roasted, perfectly golden, gooey all the way through marshmallow.  I remember him sitting there, teaching me to keep my stick away from the flames and instead hover it over the hot coals to the side.  Slowing rotating, patiently waiting until it was about to fall off the stick, then you know it’s done.

S’mores Bars


7 Tbsp. butter
2 C. graham crackers
2 Tbsp. sugar
16 oz. chocolate, dark or semi sweet
1 C. whole milk or heavy whipping cream
2 C. of Cocoa Pebbles, optional (regular Rice Puff cereal will work too)
4 C. mini marshmallows


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 11 X 13 pan with foil. Let it hang over the edge to you can easily pull up on it to remove your dessert when finished.
2. In a medium-sized microwave proof bowl, melt butter in the microwave.
3. Stir in graham crackers and sugar and mix well.
4. Dump into foiled pan and press evenly into the bottom.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes and let cool.
6. In another microwave proof bowl, melt chocolate and milk together and stir until smooth. Let cool for 10-112 minutes.
7. Stir cocoa pebbles and and 2 cups of marshmallows into the cooled (it was be warm, just not hot) chocolate and dump over baked graham cracker crust.
8. Sprinkle remaining 2 cups of marshmallows on top, gently press in and place in the oven on broil for 1-3 minutes. Check CONSTANTLY. Seriously, the marshmallows can be white one moment and black the next.
9. Place in the fridge for 2 or more hours and life up on foil to remove and cut. (A warm, buttered knife helps with cutting.)

I know, my pan is smaller… I cut the recipe down a bit because I didn’t large my larger pan.

Baking with Marshmallows

perfectly golden…

Marshmallows in the oven

Smores Bars

21 thoughts on “S’mores Bars

  1. 1
    Blanka says:

    I love your site! and every cupcake that I made from it ended up great so I am making these for my DD’s last day of school for sure!

  2. 2
    gloria says:

    These look great! I may have to try them for the 4th of July 🙂

  3. 3
    Bookworm says:

    I am disappointed in this recipe. I was hoping for a scratch recipe where cracker, marshmallow are homemade.

  4. 4
    Sig says:

    This summer nights sq looks fab! Unlike anothers post I
    Really enjoy a recipe here & there that is delish, homemade
    And does t take hours to make!!! I have 3 little children
    & a life that needs tending !!!! In the nicest possible way Bookworm!!

  5. 5
    Jessica says:

    This looks delicious! I am making these this weekend for a BBQ. No need to bother making your own crackers and marshmallow!

  6. 6

    Gorgeous pictures! I’m loving all the s’mores inspired desserts popping up over the web lately!

  7. 7
    Zahara says:

    Wonderful n gorgeous s’more bar, can’ t wait to try this. Thanks Lizzy.

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    Liz says:

    I’m happy these are so easy to put together! I wouldn’t want to make the crackers and marshmallows from scratch…..too much work! 🙂

  10. 10
    Bailey says:

    I just made something like these a few weeks ago! but those had a really hard crust. does the crust on your’s get really hard after a few days? 🙂

  11. 11
    Tsherburne says:

    So easy! This is homemade! I never have seen anyone on the food network make their own graham crackers and marshmallows, and really????!!!!

  12. 12
    Sonya Rambo says:

    Hi! I have been following your blog for a while, writing down recipes that I think I’d like to make! I’m new to the kitchen and well not a great cooker/baker or candle stick maker! haha Anyway – I tried this recipe tonight and it was a huge success! Of course I did burn the marshmallows at first haha but we were able to rescue the dessert and everyone loved it! Thank you so much! I look forward to trying more of your recipes (they all look so amazing) and adding them to my blog (of course giving you credit!!)

    • 12.1

      So happy this recipe turned out for you! Yes, those marshmallows can be very tricky. I have broiled them to top cupcakes with and it’s a heart attack. I usually just open the oven door and watch them until they get brown enough.

  13. 13
    Emilycwt says:

    Hi. May I know if broiling and grilling produce the same result? Or are they just the same?

    • 13.1

      Grilling heats from the bottom while broiling heats from the top. So no, it won’t be the same. But you can just keep your oven on “bake” and they wont get golden but they will puff up.

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