S’mores Bars

Measure, melt, mix, pour, and eat (no campfire needed).  It doesn’t get any easier than making S’mores Bars.  Click here if you want to make the easiest microwave version of this recipe.  I didn’t have a microwave safe bowl large enough for all the ingredients, so I did all my melting over the stove top. The original recipe calls for Golden Grahams cereal, but I used Mom’s Best Cereals- Honey Grahams because they seem to have a little bit less sugar.  Instead of mixing in mini marshmallows before pouring the mixture into the pan, I sprinkled the marshmallows over the top and brûléed them with a torch because I’m fancy like that.

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Smores Bars

Makes one 9×13 inch pan
(adapted from Betty Crocker)
My notes are in [  ] below.


8 cups Golden Grahams cereal [I like Mom’s Best Cereals- Honey Grahams because they have a little less sugar.  One 11.5 box is about 1 cup short of 8 cups, so I used 1 cup of Rice Krispies to supplement]
5 cups miniature marshmallows (10 oz bag)
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup light corn syrup
5 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup miniature marshmallows, if desired [to be added in at the end of the recipe]


  1. Butter a 13×9-inch pan.
  2. Measure the cereal into a large bowl.
  3. On low to medium-low heat on the stove top, melt the butter, 5 cups marshmallows, chocolate chips, and corn syrup in a large pot, stirring until smooth.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. Pour the cereal over the mixture and quickly toss until completely coated.
  6. If you want, stir in 1 cup of marshmallows.  If you want brûléed marshmallows on top, skip this step.
  7. Press the mixture evenly into your pan, using the buttered back of a spoon.
  8. If you want to be fancy, sprinkle 1 cup of miniature marshmallows on top of the cereal mixture and press down.  Let cool for a few minutes and then brûlée the marshmallows with your torch.
  9. Let stand uncovered at least 1 hour, or refrigerate if you prefer a firmer bar.
  10. Cut into and store covered at room temperature up to 2 days.

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