No-Bake Smores Bars

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Golden Graham S’mores Bars — SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn’t get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

Smores Bars - SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

Why bother with a campfire and all the work when you can have all the flavor of s’mores right in the comfort of your own kitchen? This super easy, no-bake dessert literally takes less than five minutes to whip up. Five minutes. The hardest part is waiting for them to cool enough to dig into.

And there are only four ingredients: butter, marshmallows, Golden Grahams, and chocolate chips.

The next time you need a dessert to bring to a picnic, potluck, party, kiddie classroom or birthday party, this is a slam dunk with both kids and adults alike. After all, who can resist s’mores?

These Golden Grahm s’mores bars are gooey, buttery, crunchy, and chewy. Every bite has so much texture going. So good.

Love S’mores Treats?

If you love s’mores desserts, try making my s’mores cookie bars, s’mores cookies, or s’mores poke cake next! All of these recipes are super easy to make and are perfect for summer cookouts!

Smores Bars - SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

Recipe Ingredients

As promised, these s’mores Golden Grahams bars require just four ingredients: 

  • Unsalted butter
  • Mini marshmallows 
  • Golden Grahams cereal 
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips (you may melt a chocolate bar instead, if needed)

Note: Scroll down to the recipe card section of the post for the ingredients with amounts included and for more complete directions.

Smores Bars - SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

How to Make S’mores Bars with Golden Grahams

Making no-bake s’mores cereal bars is quick and easy. The hardest part is waiting for the cereal mixture to cool enough to slice!

Here’s an overview of how the s’mores bars are made:

  1. Melt butter and marshmallows over medium heat until smooth.
  2. Stir in the cereal, then turn the mixture into a foil-lined 9×13-inch baking dish. 
  3. Optionally sprinkle with extra mini marshmallows.
  4. Drizzle with melted chocolate.
  5. Set aside to cool for about 30 minutes, or until the bars are room temperature.

A Note About the Topping

I sprinkled an additional half-cup marshmallows on the top for both visual appeal and taste, but that does require two bags of marshmallows. Therefore, the extra marshmallows sprinkled on top are optional if you don’t want to buy a second bag of marshmallows. I realize not everyone has bags of half-eaten marshmallows laying around like I do.

Also, feel free to get heavier handed with the chocolate. For the photos, I did more of a drizzle so you could better see what’s underneath but you can get carried away and do a thicker drizzle/layer by doubling the amount of chocolate chips that you melt. I mean, why not?

Smores Bars - SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

FAQs

Can I Add Extra Mix-Ins? 

Of course! You won’t be using the traditional s’mores flavors, but pretty much anything pairs well with graham cereal, melted marshmallows, and chocolate. Think: M&M’s, pretzels, chopped Hershey’s bars, and so on. 

What’s a good substitute for Golden Grahams cereal?

There’s really no good substitute for Golden Grahams cereal. The best you can do is scan the cereal aisle of your local grocery store for a store-brand version of Golden Grahams. Otherwise, you’re out of luck if you can’t find any!

Can Graham crackers be used instead of Golden Grahams?

Although traditional s’mores are made with graham crackers, these s’mores cereal bars must be made with Golden Grahams cereal. Graham crackers won’t create the right texture and will be crushed in the marshmallow mixture.

Can this recipe be halved?

Sure thing! I prefer making the full batch because it uses up one full box of Golden Grahams plus one bag of marshmallows, and I hate having half-opened bags of ingredients lining around. But you’re welcome to halve the ingredients and use a 9×9 or 8×8-inch baking dish instead.

Can this recipe be made with regular sized marshmallows?

If you only have regular sized marshmallows on hand, I recommend roughly chopping them before adding them to the saucepan. This way, they melt quicker. 

S'mores Bars — SO EASY, NO-BAKE, just FOUR ingredients, and ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that and no campfire required! A hit with kids and adults at parties, potlucks, and picnics!!

Storage Instructions

Store any leftover bars in an airtight container (or cover the pan tightly with plastic wrap). Bars will last up to 1 week. I do not recommend freezing the bars!

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Smores Bars

By Averie Sunshine
These s'mores bars are SO EASY, NO-BAKE, use just FOUR ingredients, and are ready in FIVE minutes!! It doesn't get any better than that!!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooling Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 15
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Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, diced into small cubes
  • one 10-ounce bag miniature marshmallows, plus 1/2 cup extra for sprinkling optional
  • one 11.7-ounce box Golden Grahams cereal
  • cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Instructions 

  • Line a 9×13-inch pan with aluminum foil for easier cleanup and spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  • To a large pot, add the butter, marshmallows, and heat over medium-low heat until marshmallows and butter have melted and are smooth; stir nearly constantly to avoid burning.
  • Add the cereal, toss to coat, and turn mixture out into the prepared pan.
  • Optionally, evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup marshmallows over the top; set aside.
  • To a small, microwave-safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and heat on high power to melt for 30 seconds. Stop every 15 seconds to check and stir until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Evenly drizzle the chocolate over the bars.
  • Set pan aside to cool for about 30 minutes, or until bars have set up enough to slice and serve.

Notes

  • Bars will keep airtight at room temp for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Serving: 1, Calories: 182kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 201mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 21g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. I’m with Paula! Not a fan of campfires or fire pits in general! Is there a cereal you recommend if one doesn’t like Golden Grahams? (Usually I make s’mores with Nilla Wafers.) I’ve been having marshmallow cravings lately, so these look GOOD!!

  2. I love s’mores but don’t like the campfire smell that lingers on me after. The band I play in is performing at a campground tomorrow and I am thinking these would be the perfect (and appropriate) treat to take along. Hope you have a great holiday weekend!

    1. I think they would be an awesome treat! Good luck with your gig tomorrow and enjoy the long holiday weekend!