Smores Bars

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Saturday was a gloriously warm day around these parts. My boys played outside wearing only light jackets. Except one of them who is totally impervious  to temperature and wore shorts and a t-shirt. But that’s beside the point. The point is that for winter, it was warm around here. Warm enough to spray paint. Which I did. 🙂

Then Sunday came along and reminded us that we are still in the dead of winter. Seven  inches of snow. Argg. Spring is nowhere in sight, and summer seems ages away. Are you still enduring frigid temperatures where you live?  If you are, you can still  enjoy a piece of summer right this very afternoon. Smores! And you don’t even need a campfire, so there will be no stinky smoky clothes to wash afterwards. Hooray!smore bars-marshmallow recipe

I pinned this recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe. One of my boys happened to see it and asked “Mom, can we please, please, please make those?!?” So of course I had to oblige. To tell the absolute truth, I was not sure I would like them very much. I’m not a big fan of marshmallows. But oh my heck, these are amazing!! Like ten times better than actual smores. The graham crackers add such great flavor and texture to the crumb crust, and the chocolate  marshmallow center is gooey and delicious. I used half milk and half semi sweet chips, and I loved the balance. The milk chocolate chips make it taste like a real s’more, but the semi sweet chips add that gooey melted chocolate factor. So good! You have got to try these!

Smores Bars

1 cup butter, soft
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 eggs
2 cups flour
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 cups marshmallow creme
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1 cup milk chocolate chips
Beat butter and brown sugar till light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Press half in a well greased 9×13″ pan that has been lined with parchment paper or foil. Use the back of a wet spoon to spread the marshmallow creme over the crust. Sprinkle chips over the marshmallow layer. Drop the remaining dough over the top in small spoonfuls. It’s totally fine if the filling is showing. Bake at 350° for 30-32 minutes.


  1. these were a hit! Loved them. What would happen if I used marshmellows instead of the cream? Need to get rid of mallows:)

  2. Melissa says:

    Just visiting from Pinterest! I have made these 4-5 times now and they are wonderful! One change I did make was to use mini-marshmallows instead of marshmallow creme. I’ve also spread these in a jelly-roll pan and they turned out great that way too! Thanks for a great recipe 🙂

    • So glad you like them Melissa! I’ll have to try them in a jelly roll pan next time I need something for a big crowd. 🙂

  3. Ohhhhh….my….goodness!!! These looks AMAZING! I’m visiting from Positively Splendid, so glad I saw your link up! Gonna totally be making these! Thanks for sharing!

    • Always glad to welcome friends from Amy’s “house”. Hope you like them as much as I do. Well, maybe not quite as much unless you have a lot more will power than I do. 😉

  4. OHMYGOSH this looks like it would satisfy all my chocolate needs (:

  5. amanda at every creative endeavor says:

    These look amazing Kara – I think I will make them this weekend!! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Wow….that looks amazing…I can’t wait to try this:)

  7. yeah, spring is never coming, but at least it allows us to eat these yummy things and think that it is for a summer camp fire.

  8. I’m going to have to try these, Kara! I absolutely LOVE all things s’mores!!

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