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S’mores Bars

S’mores Bars are a must-have for summer gatherings! This S’mores Bars recipe makes a luscious pan of irresistible deliciousness that will be snatched up in an instant. These bars are even better than regular s’mores.

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S’mores bars can be made any time of year, rain or shine!

S’Mores Bars

The minute our weather turns warm, people can be seen gathering ’round all the backyard bonfires. A few years ago, The Littles started asking for bonfires and s’mores parties of our own. It didn’t take much arm twisting for me to oblige.

Because we’re talking about chocolate. Chocolate + melty marshmallows + friends = triple threat. All we have to do is light the fire, break out the goodies, and the neighborhood peeps magically make their way over. Before we know it, it’s a party ’round the fire pit every single time.

But what if we crave s’mores at a potluck, picnic, or whenever lighting a fire isn’t exactly feasible?  All those moments are meant for S’mores Dessert Bars. It’s all about enjoying s’mores in bar form. Dare we proclaim these s’mores bars to be even better than regular s’mores? Not only are they ready to go when and where you want, but they’re melt-in-your-mouth amazing.

Know that if you make these s’mores bars, they will absolutely disappear in a blink…

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How to make s’mores bars:

Extra delicious s’mores dessert bars recipes always start with a fabulous base. The reason these s’mores bars are even better than regular s’mores is the dreamy melt-in-your-mouth crust. It’s a tantalizing mixture of honey graham crackers and real butter, which results in a shortbread-like flavor that will light up your taste buds.

Press the cracker mixture into the bottom crust, layer milk chocolate bars on top, and follow it up with ooey gooey marshmallow creme. Top off with with a light layer of topping. So easy.

Bake until golden brown and let cool. There. That’s the hardest part…letting it cool before you dig in.

Once the s’mores bar dessert is completely cool, cut into little squares. I suggest little squares because these are decadent and dreamy and perfect in bite-sized portions.

But feel free to ignore my suggestion and go big or go home. These are your s’mores.

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Why s’mores bars are a must-do this summer:

  • They’re even better that regular s’mores. Truly and honestly.
  • They’re easy to make ahead, slice, and serve.
  • Leftovers can be frozen (if you don’t mind chewy marshmallows, which we don’t mind at all)
  • You can make a huge pan of these for a big party and everyone will love you
  • You’ll be known as the s’mores queen/king

Have fun and enjoy!

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S'mores Dessert Bars Recipe

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S'mores Dessert Bars are a must-have for summer gatherings! This S'mores Dessert Bars recipe makes a luscious pan of irresistible deliciousness that will be snatched up in an instant. These s'mores dessert bars are arguably better than regular s'mores.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Servings: 20 -24


  • 1 cup honey graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 ⅓ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp table salt
  • ½ cup 1 stick salted butter, softened to room temp
  • cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 5 whole bars, 1.55 oz each milk chocolate bars
  • 7 oz container of marshmallow creme


  • Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lower middle position. Grease a 9x9 baking pan and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, flour, baking powder, and salt; whisk well and set aside.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the softened butter with brown sugar until "fluffy," about 2-3 minutes on medium-high speed. Beat in egg and vanilla extract just until combined. On low speed, gently mix in the flour mixture with the butter mixture just until incorporated; don't over mix. Place 1/2 cup of the mixture in the fridge to chill and reserve for topping.
  • Use remaining mixture to press into bottom of greased baking pan, ensuring batter is evenly spread to corners. Place chocolate bars evenly over crust, breaking the last bar into pieces to fit the pan. Evenly spread marshmallow creme on top of chocolate.
  • Crumble reserved 1/2 cup crust mixture evenly over the top. Bake uncovered, 25-30 minutes or just until top is golden brown. Let pan rest at room temp on wire rack until completely cool. Once dessert is cool, carefully slice into squares and serve. Leftovers can be stored in fridge or freezer in airtight container.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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    • taylermorrell

    This looks so good. My son and husband would love this dessert!

    • Holly

    Oh, this looks super yummy. I will definitely have to try this. I love trying new recipes!!

    • Carol Cassara

    I’ve never made s’mores bars before! I don’t know why I never thought about it before. It looks SO good and I’m keeping the recipe!

    • Nati

    what a wonderful recipe! I’m a terrible sweet tooth, so I will be making these asap and will let you know how it went (not that I’m that much of a cook, lol)

    • Indu

    These bars look so delish. I am tempted to have now with your recipe at hand I can try getting similar smores though not good at baking.

    • Simone Silvera

    Great article. This will be a weekend activities for the family, especially for the kids.

    • annerbananer1

    I am seriously making these ASAP! I love all things s’mores and these seem a lot easier to make and eat than the regular campfire kind.

    • Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    I love Smores! My son loves them too, and I’m definitely giving this recipe a try. 🙂

    • Yes Missy

    Yum! I love s’mores so I really have to try making this dessert!

    • Emma

    Ohh, These sound so yummy! I’ve pinned so I can make them on our beach vacation this summer!

    • Claire

    Omg these look delicious, I don’t think they would last long in my house! Yum!

    • GiGi Eats Celebrities

    OMGGGGGG!!!!!! THESE LOOK ABSOLUTELY mouth watering! Back in the day I liked all these ingredients separately, never together but man do you make em look GOOD!

    • Lee

    OMG! I’m drooling. These look so good and perfect for a summer party!

    • Karen

    These look delish!!! I think this is going to be our weekend activity for my family!

    • Megan

    Noooo this is deadly! I am in LOVE –– I’m going to try them out this weekend, I think 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing. x

    • Elizabeth O

    What a lovely smores recipe, this looks really delicious indeed. I like that it seems quick and easy to make too!

    • Cathy Nugent ‍ (@thecathynugent)

    Oh my goodness – these look so dreamy and delicious!! Smores are my absolute favorite for summer!

    • Raina

    I love smores and definitely need to make these for our summer parties!

    • blcarney

    Love smores. I’m sure the kids would make them disappear quickly. Ok, with a little help from me too.

    • Deserted_Queen

    S’mores are my all time favorite but unfortunately I don’t know how to make them
    This recipe sounds hard but atleast I can give a try.

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