This easy baked S'mores Bars recipe is loaded all your S'mores favorites but baked in an oven. No campfire necessary! Chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers for that ooey, gooey, favorite treat.
Do you like S'mores? The campfire, the smoke smell, the burning firewood, the laughter and the cool, starry nights all lead us to have fond thoughts of the classic dessert.
Of course, let's not forget the smushy deliciousness of a melted marshmallow covered chocolate and graham cracker.
Yes, I like S'mores. Can you tell?
The history of s'mores
The s'mores dessert (history says) came from girl scouts back in the 1920's. If you look a little deeper, some say it was enjoyed back in the late 1800's. Girl scouts have the great cookies, girls scouts have the s'mores. It's a fine group they got there. ;-)
The S'mores bars have a flour/graham cracker crust on them. Surprised you on that one, didn't I? The crust mixture goes on the top and bottom to help sandwich everything together.
The marshmallows are not a marshmallow cream, but mini marshmallows that when cooked, help to give that outer layer of marshmallows that crust like texture. You know, the yummy lightly brown part.
The chocolate bars are just Hershey chocolate bars. You can use mini candy bars or the larger ones will work too. If using the larger bars, I would break the bars in half then place them on the crust. I used the mini bars.
You are first going to want to mix the butter and sugar together to start making the crust.
Then you will want to mix in the egg and vanilla. Next will be the flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt.
The baking powder will help the crust rise and the salt will activate it.
For the graham cracker crumbs, you will want to crush them with a rolling pin in a large sealed bag or use a food processor. I don't use my food processor that often, but when I do, I am so glad I have it.
After mixing the crust ingredients together, you will want to save one cup of the mixture aside and press the rest on the bottom of a 9x13 pan. Then you will layer the chocolate bars and marshmallows.
After the marshmallows, you will crumble the remaining crust mixture on top.
You will want to bake these bars twice. First for about 7 minutes to help cook the crust a little bit before layering the chocolate and marshmallows on.
Then, you will bake everything to help cook everything through. You will bake this in a 350* oven for 20 minutes or until everything is golden brown and the top crust is firm.
Don't overcook this recipe as the marshmallows disappear when over cooked. No really, they do. Like in these Resurrection Rolls.
After cooking, let these bars cool completely so the chocolate sets up. Cut into squares and serve. You will want to store in an airtight container. Leftovers can be refrigerated but isn't necessary.
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These bars are delicious, easy and will help you welcome fall (or anytime!).
Easy S'mores Bars
- 1 cup margarine softened
- 1 ½ cup sugar
- 2 ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ⅔ cup all purpose flour
- 1 ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 20 chocolate candy bars mini sized
- 10 oz mini marshmallows
- Preheat oven to 350°
- Blend butter and sugar in a medium sized bowl
- Stir in egg and vanilla
- Mix in flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt to the butter mixture and mix well
- Take 1 cup of crumb mixture and set it aside to use for topping
- Spread rest of crumb mixture on the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13 pan
- Bake for 7 minutes
- Remove from oven and carefully lay chocolate bars in rows on the crumb mixture
- Spread marshmallows on top of chocolate, evenly
- Crumble reserved topping on top of the marshmallows
- Bake for 20 minutes or until topping and marshmallows are a golden brown
- Remove from oven and let cool completely