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S'more Bars Recipe

S'more Bars Recipe

Once school starts, it can be hard for kids to let go of summer. But these rich, gooey, great-tasting bars will bring back sweet campfire memories—and smiles—whether they're served for dessert or as an after-school snack. —Lisa DiPrima, Wilton, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 5 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 1 cup marshmallow creme


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine the flour, cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Set aside 1/2 cup for topping.
  • 2. Press remaining mixture into a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Place candy bars over crust; spread with marshmallow creme. Crumble remaining graham cracker mixture over top.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 213 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 114mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 fat.

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erinshea1982 User ID: 7151030 254456
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2016

"I've made these multiple times! They are fantastic, and always turn out wonderful!"

tammycookblogsbooks User ID: 7112115 253915
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"These turned out delicious. I didn't have milk chocolate candy bars but I did have a package of Dove milk chocolate Promises. I opened them up and laid them side by side to cover the pressed crust layer. These bars are very simple to throw together. They taste like s'mores but aren't as messy to eat."

jbug827 User ID: 1013132 246665
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2016

"Delicious! A big hit with the family!"

vickyglatt User ID: 63334 237173
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"I love this recipe, make it at least 6 times a year. I double the recipe and put it in a 10x13 pan, use a 12oz bag of chocolate chips, and enough small marshmallows to cover the chocolate. They turn out awesome, and are always a hit, and most requested."

karensko User ID: 7905047 230853
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2015

"I just made this recipe and incorporated many suggestions..... One key to melt the marshmallow creme to make prep easier- was great!! Will always do in future use of recipes using marshmallow creme; truly an awesome tip!! Also used more graham cracker crumbs and much less flour and made a thinner crust. Then after laying crust sprinkled with additional graham cracker crumbs and also a sprinkling at the end. Great recipe, a s'more in a simple bar! Taste is delicious!!"

JMartinelli13 User ID: 92779 229357
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2015 Edited Oct. 15, 2016

"Fun treat- microwave the marshmallow creme to make it easier to spread. I used an 11x7 pan instead of a 9x9. Mine baked in exactly 25 mins."

Cherie Hill User ID: 1488797 227168
Reviewed May. 30, 2015 Edited Jul. 19, 2015

"These bars are absolutely delicious! What a scrumptious treat! I doubled the recipe and baked it in a 13"x9" pan."

hchambers User ID: 7140928 226919
Reviewed May. 25, 2015

"These were tasty cookie bars. My kids absolutely adored them. Great item to take on a picnic."

DDPLoeches User ID: 1536323 223082
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2015

"I reversed the amounts of graham cracker crumbs and flour, and I used brown sugar and dark chocolate bars. I used a slightly larger pan to make the base a little thinner. I did a little test section of cut marshmallows, but we didn't really like them; the marshmallow cream made a better bar. Yum!"

toothwarriorprincess User ID: 5187964 215039
Reviewed Dec. 16, 2014

"These are just really awesome and not hard to make! It has been a great hit at parties or where ever I have taken them!"

Remenec User ID: 6059530 185725
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2014

"These were very tasty. As other reviews commented, though, they taste more like a cookie bar. Perhaps changing the name to s'mores cookie bars would be helpful. I feel it would more accurately reflect the rich, doughy texture of the crust. With that said, my kids absolutely loved these. Although they were different from what I expected, they were still delicious."

Twin1Sheri User ID: 1930998 168020
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2014

"These bars were so yummy and easy to make. I also decreased sugar and they were still close to a campfire smore as you will get."

krindfleisch User ID: 1643865 115855
Reviewed May. 26, 2014

"So good!!!"

Ecoop User ID: 6623925 145174
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"Very tasty."

JennTats User ID: 7007311 168018
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2013

"I wrote about these bars early on and said they didnt have much of a graham cracker taste but I put them in the fridge since they were a bit sticky and after about 1 day the taste's all melded more together and they had a great graham crackery, chocolate goodness, marshmallowy, great taste!

Thanks TOH!"

JennTats User ID: 7007311 117949
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2013

"Oh wow! Super sweet! Next time I make these snacks I think I'll try half the sugar with all the chocolate & marshmallow I don't think it needs the added sugar to the cookie crust? I don't think it taste like a s'mores but if your craving something super sweet "then this is it!" My husband said its a good snack and a small piece goes a long way. Thank you for this sweet memory."

JGa2595176 User ID: 496732 211111
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2013

"I baked 5 TOH dessert recipes for a big Army potluck and this was the runaway favorite! The whole pan was gone....eaten by kids and adults alike. It was a simple recipe, tasty and price effective. Will make again!"

KamiButton User ID: 6922743 187165
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2013

"This recipe was very easy and tasty. I used chocolate hazelnut spread instead of candy bars...mmmmm"

gallmeier User ID: 6441083 187156
Reviewed Jun. 6, 2013

"I was thumbing through some of my issues of TOH looking for a new bar recipe to take to a Girl's Weekend at the Cabin, when I found this one and decided to give it a try. They are so scrumptious, and have quickly become one of my "go-to" recipes!"

Dr. Davis User ID: 5859632 102337
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2012

"Instead of using 5 candy bars, I used a Giant Hershey's bar (7 oz) because it is more cost efficient. The bars were good, but I would have enjoyed a crust that incorporated more graham cracker and less flour."

jenavan User ID: 1904725 168008
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2012

"I even double this recipe, putting it in a 13x9. These are unstoppable!!! A perfect treat that will please any group!"

salty1 User ID: 2260838 168007
Reviewed Aug. 2, 2012

"It's a good thing that I made two batches, because every last crumb was gone with recipe requests from everyone. S'mores without the mess or the danger of fire with kids."

Brittanyjoh User ID: 6769060 168005
Reviewed Jul. 11, 2012

"These weren't horrible, but I probably wouldn't make them again. Seemed to be a bit dry & crumbly, taste was ok, smell was good, and they were easy."

dgonzo User ID: 4843972 101388
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2012

"A favorite recipe of ours. Everyone asks for it. I sprinkle some mini marshmallows on top before baking."

mgirardier User ID: 6098710 117946
Reviewed Jun. 30, 2012

"These are the BOMB! I made these for Vacation Bible School and they were gone in no time. Loved Them!"

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 166599
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2012

"I've previously rated this recipe but I wanted to comment about a variation I tried today. I made these into cookies using a small cookie scoop, a large marshmallow cut in half, and 2 squares of a Hershey's bar per cookie. I baked the cookie for 8-10 minutes at 375 degrees, added the marshmallow to the top of the cookie for 2 minutes then broiled it to brown it a little. I removed them from the oven then gently pressed the chocolate bars on top. I let them cool a little bit but not too long! I liked them as a cookie as much as a bar! My batch made about 2 1/2 dozen cookies."

rissa7785 User ID: 6501722 187154
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"These were awesome! My boyfriend ate all of them in three days. The last day they got a little hard...but otherwise fantastic!"

lisettejohns User ID: 4661762 145173
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2012

"We loved these, they tasted rich from the combo of chocolate and marshmallow.

The graham cracker crust didn't seem to have enough graham cracker flavor, I'll consider adding more graham and less flour also a little honey and vanilla to kick it up.
For the chocolate, I'll either buy a more expensive brand or consider melting, cooling and pouring before baking... The traditional chocolate bar from Pennsylvania has a flavor that seems too distinctive and a little overbearing for the recipe."

Hornigmk User ID: 5917953 166597
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"SUPER quick & easy to make, not a lot of clean up after preparing. A definite crowd pleaser!"

kat83 User ID: 2934264 183630
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011


margo34 User ID: 3774823 167998
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2011


espressomom User ID: 1007888 145172
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2011

"This recipe is a keeper! Tastes just like s'mores, without the campfire! Very popular with our family."

khegeman User ID: 2379383 183572
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2011

"Took to an event and everyone wanted the recipe. Everyone, especailly my kids thought they were wonderful. My daughter wants me to make them tonight for her rowing team. Definately a family favorite."

jkjjj2009 User ID: 4213211 172513
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"these are FABULOUS!! I used 10 large marshmallows and cut them in half, put the cut side down. They browned just like on a campfire! So yummy still warm. These def make the do-over list!"

lizandan User ID: 4921589 145171
Reviewed Oct. 4, 2011

"I've made this twice - the 1st time I followed the recipe & the bars were great! The 2nd time I substituted the chocolate bars for p.b. cups, which was so delicious but even richer! Great recipe that hits the spot when one is in the mood for a s'more."

BitsyBet User ID: 5720753 115854
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2011

"These were delicious. I followed the suggestions of using chocolate bars and not chocolate chips and marshmallow creme and not marshmallows, and they were perfect. They were easy to make and the kids love them."

Peaches_77 User ID: 4311371 102335
Reviewed Aug. 16, 2011

"Eh. It was OK. I'll probably make it again because my kids like it. Does not have the rich burst of flavors - definitely not the same as popping a fresh off the campfire s'more into your mouth."

jdesmarteau User ID: 1410008 183570
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Who ever contributed this recipe...Thanks!!! My friends and family are over the moon for these bars. Very little effort for all that bang! All my friends are emailing me, requesting the recipe."

mhuddlestun User ID: 5946594 183629
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2011

"Followed directions as written and wasn't pleased. Didn't have a whole lot of graham cracker taste. The middle of the pan didn't get cooked all the way through. The topping and the marshmallow creme on top got hard."

holdosh01 User ID: 5945480 126420
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"Made as written, delicious. Whole family loved them!"

idrmofgeenee User ID: 4392269 185651
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"OMGosh!!!!!!!!!! This is to die for! YUM! I made them for a pool party and man, did they disappear!"

clasistamper User ID: 4007238 185722
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"These are just delicious. I also used mini marshmallows."

teresa1963 User ID: 5499532 117945
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2011

"Can these bars be frozen?

Can these bars be frozen?"

randolph5 User ID: 4267963 187153
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2011

"Very sweet. Big hit with my kids."

vewebber58 User ID: 998755 187151
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I thought these bars were awfully sweet and that the taste was just "okay". Others thought they were pretty good and my son loved them, so for him I'd make them again. He thought they rated a 5, I was thinking 3.....we'll compromise and give the recipe a 4."

goldilocks7702 User ID: 1893675 187086
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"This recipe was delcious especially warm. My sons had the whole pan ate within hours. Very good."

Jackson0624 User ID: 2719321 115853
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2011

"These were great little bars for my 5 year old to eat. He wasn't as messy after eating these rather than a regular s'more."

MY REVIEW User ID: 1012373 126418
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"These are just yummy :). Awesome summer dessert."

free08 User ID: 3561101 101386
Reviewed Jul. 30, 2011

"I made this with my daughter's roomie during their summer visit. We used chocolate graham crackers (not the cho covered ones)...heavenly. All that is needed is a BIG glass of milk."

csoutherland10 User ID: 5742492 166592
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2011

"I make these for a bake sale every year and they are the first to sell out. I reduce the butter by half to have a less crumbly crust. I have even halved the entire crust ingredients and it is still just as good. Highly recommended!"

redwingsandov8 User ID: 5789496 145170
Reviewed Feb. 8, 2011

"I have this recipe from one of the older cookbooks and I make it all the time... They are always one of the first things to go and I've been asked for the recipe many times... They are even better a little warm so the chocolate is a little gooey!"

samarri User ID: 4167290 117910
Reviewed Jan. 5, 2011

"If you love s'mores, you'll love this!"

FACSteacher User ID: 759865 183627
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2011

"I made the recipe as directed and they were wonderful! I guess I added a little more marshmallow creme and it was too much for our taste but these were a big hit and I will definitely be making them again!"

cookie1100 User ID: 4615461 106939
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2010

"i changed the marshmallow cream to mini marshmallows, and used milk chocolate chips instead of bars, it was fantastic"

siennasmom User ID: 2468049 115852
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"These are amazing! They are always gone quickly. I am actually making these for a cookie exchange this year. To make it easier to deal with the marshmallow creme, just spray your spoon with pam before you spoon it into the pan."

lsal86 User ID: 5361202 185649
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2010

"Very difficult to work with the marshmallow cream, I tried it w/ mini marshmallows but it doesnt taste as good as the cream. Either than that this is DELICIOUS. 4 stars for the taste, but 3 stars for the preparation"

hometeach5 User ID: 3154999 167996
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010


bradicreech User ID: 1170044 167992
Reviewed Sep. 23, 2010

"These are so tasty! Perfect for fall!!! Make sure to bake long enough as they can be a bit difficult to work with if they are too gooey. Love love love these!!!"

prenk1dm User ID: 2214120 115851
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Too sweet/rich"

MY REVIEW User ID: 3897905 183563
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2010

"All I have to say is AMAZING!!!! they are very good and they are not as sweet as you would think and thats what makes it better!"

lightedway User ID: 4228023 183575
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

"Fantastic. I doubled this recipe and used a parchment lined 13x5 pan. I had to add five minuted to the baking time. They are pictured on my page. My husband said, Mmmmmm"

maggieaw User ID: 4163584 145169
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"Chocolate- Marshmallows- and graham crackers- So good- my husband says and not as messy as smores but just as good! Yes I will make these again! YUM"

jodiw User ID: 1502707 167990
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"I hate working with marshmallow creme, so I used about a cup of mini marshmallows instead. Otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly as written. They were FANTASTIC and received rave reviews at the picnic I brought them to. Tasted even better the second day!"

meganshakes User ID: 4295286 167988
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"These were easy and very tasty. I used chocolate chips and mini marshmallows instead, but next time I will use the candy bars and the marshmallow cream just so they are more evenly distributed. I really liked how the marshmallows browned up and got crispy just like when you roast them, though!"

freakonaleash2554 User ID: 4334613 101383
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2010

"OMG THESE ARE THE BEST THINGS EVER!! I sat and ate the whole pan myself! I loove smores and these are the perfect smore flavor without the mess! Thank you so much for this recipe! Also, I added some extra graham crumbs on top for more crunchiness!"

cbalbierz User ID: 3273865 183560
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2010

"Delicious and easy to make. I agree with the creme being hard to spread, I would use mini marshmallows the next time. I used mini chocolate chips and cinnamon graham crackers and wow, what a hit!!"

zucchinilady User ID: 3149814 102332
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"I made these with cinnamon graham crackers and miniture marshmallows - turned out great - took them to my grandson's graduation party (doubled the batch) came home with a empty pan! a keeper"

BJONES45 User ID: 1795105 166591
Reviewed May. 18, 2010

"These bars are fabulous!! We love them! I even make them in an 8x8 pan so they are a little thicker. They are out of this world!"

tcowen User ID: 4330847 167985
Reviewed Apr. 4, 2010

"I made this for a 'Scentsy' party one time and all the guests LOVED it! This is my most requested recipe from my friends. I is always requesed a all our family get togethers too! Love it!!!!"

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 183559
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2010

"The family gobbled these up!!! I used more of the marshmallow creme as one cup didn't seem to be enough and also because it was hard to spread. Very messy/sticky but totally worth it!"

zook User ID: 1285110 102331
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"Sticky sweet and gooey, just like a smore should be. I use the entire container of marshmallow creme and, and I've used chocolate chips instead of candy bars, and they work just as well.

The kids just love these!"

storgers User ID: 3896454 166589
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"The S'more Bars were wonderful! I brought them to a couple of potlucks and they were a huge hit! I used the entire container of marshmallow creme instead of just 1 cup. It worked out fine this way. Definitely make these again and again."

BetsyHS User ID: 2114951 187084
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"These were really yummy!I've already shared the recipe with my Mom. I used a generous cup of mini-marshmallows rather than the creme and they worked fine. I took these to work and the didn't survive the morning! Definitely a keeper."

KellyAKS User ID: 2908543 185647
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"A little sweet, but so good! Already passed the recipe on to a friend who tried and loved them."

waldojuj User ID: 1053188 187082
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"These bars were super yummy, my family and I loved them. I will be making these again!"

nott818 User ID: 1584703 211110
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"These are very rich, so cut them into small bars. Also, you will want to sit down and eat these with a fork instead of your hands--very messy! The kids at the family gathering I brought these to loved them--the adults were a little lukewarm."

Lindyb1 User ID: 320850 115850
Reviewed Sep. 9, 2009

"These were great. I ended up making the marshmallow creme with marshmallows and corn syrup. Definitely a do over!!!"

gsty User ID: 4218277 102319
Reviewed Aug. 22, 2009


kandabear User ID: 1549630 185646
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2009

"These look delicious! I can't wait to make them!"

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