This s’mores bars recipe is perfect for summer! The graham cracker dough hugs marshmallow fluff and thick chocolate bars. Each bite is oozing with flavor—it’s better than real s’mores!

S'mores Bars Recipe one bar stacked on another

I’m so looking forward to summer! Not only so I can enjoy all the sunshine, but also so I can treat myself to all the s’mores treats! This s’mores bars recipe is getting me in the summer mood already 😉 Made with a graham cracker dough, marshmallow creme and thick chocolate bars, this dessert will have you feeling like you’re right next to the campfire.

Why this recipe works: The graham cracker dough is easy to make from scratch and is sturdy enough to hold Hershey’s bars and marshmallow creme. The bars are gooey just like s’mores!

smores bars ingredients in bowls labeled with text

S’mores bars ingredients

To make baked s’mores bars, you need the following ingredients.

  • Graham cracker layer: All-purpose flour, baking powder, salt, melted butter, brown sugar, white sugar, egg, vanilla, crushed graham cracker sheets
  • Chocolate layer: milk chocolate XL Hershey Bars (this size fits perfectly in an 8×8 pan)
  • Marshmallow layer: marshmallow creme (use an off-set spatula to spread)
photo collage demonstrating how to make graham cracker dough for s'mores bars
photo collage demonstrating how to assemble smores bars

How to make s’mores bars

There are a few steps to making s’mores bars and most of it is in the assembly. Watch the recipe video for a visual or follow these steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F. Line an 8-inch by 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Make the graham cracker dough: Whisk together dry ingredients and set aside. Beat wet ingredients until combined. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until combined. Stir in graham cracker crumbs by hand.
  3. Make graham cracker layers: Press half of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Lift out the parchment with the dough on it and set it aside—this will be your top cookie layer. Line the baking pan with parchment paper again and press the remaining dough into the bottom of the pan.
  4. Assemble bars: Arrange the chocolate bars on top of bottom graham cracker layer. Spread marshmallow creme on top, then add top graham cracker layer.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool completely for best serving results.
S'mores Bars Recipe graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow creme layers

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you store s’mores bars?

Store s’mores bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. Bars will keep up in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze s’mores bars?

Bars can also be frozen for up to one month. Once the bars have cooled, remove the entire uncut bar from the pan and wrap it in plastic wrap, then aluminum foil. Store on a flat surface in the freezer. Defrost in the refrigerator overnight before bringing to room temperature and cutting.

Can I use regular Hershey’s bars in this recipe?

Yes, but the chocolate layer won’t be as thick. I prefer the Hershey’s XL because you don’t have to cut the bars to make them fit in the pan.

Smore’s recipes

If s’mores are your favorite treat, then you will love these recipes! Find some more (I mean, s’more) graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate to make these desserts. A fan favorite is s’mores dip, which is made in a skillet in the oven for an easy dessert dip. If you’re looking for a no bake option, try s’mores truffles with mini marshmallows inside! I also love s’mores ice cream (We Are Not Martha blog).

hands pulling apart smores bar to show marshmallow creme inside

Whether it’s summer where you are or not, these s’mores bars will definitely get you in the summer mind set! If you make these bars, tag @ifyougiveablondeakitchen so I can see your s’mores dessert!

Stand mixer or hand mixer
8×8 baking pan
Parchment paper

smores bars stacked on top of upside down baking sheet

S’mores Bars

This s’mores bars recipe is perfect for summer! The graham cracker dough hugs marshmallow fluff and thick chocolate bars. Each bite is oozing with flavor, it’s better than real s’mores!
4.78 (9 ratings)

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cup (156 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (113 g or 1 stick) unsalted butter,, room temperature
  • ½ cup (100 g) brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (50 g) white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 6 graham cracker sheets (93 g),, crushed into crumbs
  • 2 (4.4 oz) milk chocolate XL Hershey Bars
  • 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme

Instructions 

Graham Cracker Dough Base

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or stand mixer), beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Mix in the egg and vanilla until combined. 
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add in the flour mixture and mix just until incorporated, about 20 seconds. Add in the graham cracker crumbs and stir just until combined, about 10 seconds (either with the mixer or by hand).
  • Press half of the dough into the bottom of the pan. Lift out the parchment with the dough on it and set it aside—this will be your top cookie layer.¹

Assembly

  • Line the baking pan with parchment paper again and press the remaining dough into the bottom of the pan. Layer with the chocolate bars, marshmallow creme, and top cookie layer.²
  • Bake at 350° F for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Let cool completely for best serving results.

Notes

  1. Refer to the recipe video for visual demonstration of creating graham cracker layers.
  2. I suggest flipping the top cookie layer upside down then peeling off the parchment paper. This will create a smoother top layer.
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
Suggested tools: Stand mixer or hand mixer; 8×8 baking pan; parchment paper
Serving: 1bar, Calories: 396kcal, Carbohydrates: 54g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 254mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 265IU, Calcium: 51mg, Iron: 4mg

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