s’mores. without the smoke stink.
Everybody loves s’mores. Not everybody likes smelling like a walking campfire. Now you can have the best of both worlds. Delicious, gooey-gooey s’mores. And fresh smelling clothes. Thanks gooey s’mores bars.
almost more delicious than traditional. yes, I went there.
I almost (okay, I guess it depends on my mood), like these gooey s’mores bars better than traditional s’mores… but don’t get me wrong, I love traditional s’mores. There is almost nothing better than relaxing around a campfire, roasting golden brown mallows, and sandwiching them between slabs of chocolate. But sometimes when the s’mores craving hit, that situation is not ideal. That’s when these s’mores bars come in handy. All that s’mores flavor as the campfire. Same amount of deliciousness.
the ‘mallows don’t slip away from you.
The hardest part about eating a s’more is taking that first bite…and getting no mallow. Because the inside of that roasted marshmallow squished to the back and now is threatening to fall right down into your lap. With these s’mores bars, those marshmallows stay put! Everything is nicely melted together so you get an even amount of graham – chocolate – mallow ratio in every bite.
graham cracker crust.
We all know that graham cracker crust is a favorite. If you are faced with two delicious pies…one with regular crust and one with graham cracker crust…we know you’ll pick the graham cracker crusted pie, no matter what kind of pie that is. Because you can resist a mouthful of buttery graham cracker goodness! I need to hug whoever invented the graham cracker crust because oh man. It’s a game changer. Naturally, every s’mores bar should have a graham cracker crust. Don’t trust a s’mores bar without graham cracker crust…
feeds a crowd. without the mess.
Have to feed all those people at your summer bbq? Don’t have an open campfire? Maybe you don’t want to have all those wrappers strewn across the lawn when your done? And those marshmallow roasting sticks…those turn in to easy weapons for little boys to play with. Maybe it’s best if those aren’t around for this barbecue. Whatever your reasons, this s’mores bars will come to your rescue! They can feed a crowd without all the hassle of roasting fresh s’mores. This means you are totally winning at life.
Gooey S'mores Bars
- 2 cups graham cracker, crushed 2 sleeves
- 1/2 cup butter melted
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 2 cups marshmallows large or small marshmallows will work
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and the melted butter. Press into a greased 9x13 pan.
- Pour and spread the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker crust.
- Sprinkle on both kinds of chocolate chips.
- Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.
- Place marshmallows on top in an even layer *if using large marshmallows, cut them in half*
- Broil for 1-2 minutes until marshmallows turn a light golden brown. *Watch carefully!!*
- Refrigerate at least 30-60 minutes prior to serving.
For an easier cut, I run a sharp knife under hot water, wipe dry and cut. Might have to do a few times to cut them all. It works awesome! These are terrific bars!!
Turns out, these bars are definitely NOT mess free. The instructions say to refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving but I wish I hadn’t refrigerated at all. The marshmallows were gummy and the crust fell completely apart. The overall taste was good and I really liked the taste of the sweetened condensed milk in the bars but I just wish they were easier to eat and the marshmallows were so gummy and stringy.
What if I don’t have sweetened condensed milk?
This recipe really won’t work without sweetened condensed milk, it’s what holds it all together.
What can you use if you can’t have dairy what replaces the condensed milk?
So should these be served cold/warm/room temp?
Room temp is best!
Have you tried using the big flat square marshmallows? I wonder how those would work and would you still need to cut them in half?
I haven’t tried those but I’m sure they would be great!!
Have you ever made these with chopped up Hersey bars?
I have not – but I’m sure they would work great!
Hi there! Do these need to be refrigerated to stay good? I am going to make these tonight and put them in the fridge but wanted to take them to the park tomorrow and it will be pretty hot. Will they go bad?
No they will be great! I prefer to eat them at room temperature actually. If it’s possible, I would make them without the marshmallows on top, and then put them in the fridge. Then the next day, broil the marshmallows just before. Cold marshmallows tend to get a little sticky – but they will be delicious either way!
There are AMAZING and so simple to make (cheap too!). I always make them over the holday’s, I have been ever since I started making them probably 5 years ago.. always a crowd pleaser!
Aren’t they the best?! Can’t get enough of them 🙂 thank you so much for your comment!
If I make these tomorrow morning and place them in the refrigerator for 4-6 hours is that okay? I am making these for a birthday party and have to go work for 4 1/2 hours before I go to the birthday party tomorrow night.
Hey Jessica! Yes that will be just fine. If you can, I would let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before you serve them. But they will be great!
Have you ever put the marshmallows or marshmallow fluff inside the crust to bake? I think that would be awesome but wondered if it would be to gooey with the condensed milk?
Making these for Missional Community tonight. . . can they be eaten warm?? There’s something wonderful about warm marshmallows and gooey chocolate.
Hey Lindsay! If you try to serve them right out of the oven, they are super melty and hard to get out of the pan. Albeit delicious! An option you can look at doing is cooking the bars without the marshmallows and let those rest and maybe even slice them. Then just before, you can broil the marshmallows on top. I would let the marshmallows sit for about 15 minutes before cutting through those, because those get super sticky! Or hopefully it will be easier if you cut the bars before broiling the mallows 🙂 Geez I was all over the place – hope this makes sense and helps!! Let me know if you have any more questions.
Just printed off this recipe, looking forward to enjoying them as this weeks guilty pleasure.
Hi Gwyn! I’m so glad you stopped by to enjoy these s’mores bars 🙂 I hope they were a delicious guilty pleasure!
Can you make this in advance? Like 2 days?
Hi Holly! I think you could make most of it ahead of time, but I wouldn’t put on the marshmallows until the day of. So if you are making ahead, I would bake the main bars and then refrigerate. The day of, I would put the marshmallows on top and broil. Hope this helps! Let me know if you have more questions.
Would these work ok packaged up in cellophane goody bags?
Hi Debbie! I have never tried to package them in cellophane bags. I imagine they would be fine, but my only concern is they are fairly sticky and not the most sturdy. Let me know if you try it!
I completely agree. I need s’mores in my life all summer long, too. I love that you can make a big batch in one go.
S’mores all summer is a definite must 🙂
Your video is amazing. Just looked at Caitlin, and said, can we please make these. SOOO YUMMY LOOKING!!!
Thank you so much! We love them around here, so I hope you love them too!
oh my gosh!!! These look insane! I LOVE anything chocolate and marshmellow! I pinned this!
Best combination ever!! Thanks Kristen!
Oooooh my! I need one of these gooey smores bars ASAP!
Yes, yes you do!
Oh BEHAVE! These are absolutely PERFECT for the holiday weekend! Can’t wait to give them a try!
They are totally perfect for the holiday weekend! 🙂
WOW! These treats look absolutely amazing! I will have to try this very soon!
If this isn’t just the perfect 4th of July goodie! Definitely need to try these soon. Yum!!
Right?! Thanks Elaine! I hope you enjoy them.
My mouth is officially watering! I can’t wait to try these. They might be good with chocolate crackers too!
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I bet they would be totally delicious with chocolate crackers! Great idea.
This looks so so so Delicious !! AWESOME
Oh my gosh, these literally look amazing! Pinning this recipe right now!
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Thank you Stephanie! They are pretty amazing 🙂
These look amazing! I’m making these this weekend for the 4th! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
Awesome! I hope you enjoy them!!
Oh man, those look AMAZING!
Thank you! They are pretty amazing.
Well this sounds absolutely decedent! I’m going to have to try this for sure! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Jenn! I hope you enjoy.
I was thinking about making these in mini muffin pans to make them bite size… do you have any advise on the amount of milk for each or adjusted cook time?
Oh how I need these in my life! They look amazing!
You absolutely do 😉
These sound amazing!!! I need these in my belly now!
Thanks Leah! And yes you do!
Salivating over here! I’m a sucker for all things s’mores- this will definitely be made this summer!
I know right?! They’re the best!