Gooey marshmallows and milk chocolate sandwiched between two layers of graham cracker cookie crust. S’more bars are SO good, you definitely will want some more!
Growing up, I was a Girl Scout. It was so much fun! Every summer, I went to day camp at Edith Mayo Girl Scout camp. The days were filled with singing songs, hiking, earning badges and cooking over an open fire. Campfire cooking was the highlight of the day. We made things like beanie weenie casserole or chile con carne and for dessert it was usually S’mores.
The original recipe for S’mores can be traced back to the Girl Scout Handbook, Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts, published in 1927. My Junior Girl Scout Handbook from years ago also included a recipe for S’mores.
Who knew that sandwiching a warm, toasty marshmallow and a chocolate bar between two graham crackers would become such a timeless treat. S’mores are more popular today than ever!
But how do we satisfy this flavor craving when there is no campfire in sight? I know that you can make S’mores in the microwave, but as a former Girl Scout, that just seems wrong. So the next best thing? S’more bars!
These rich and gooey bars contain all those fabulous flavors. What’s even better is that unlike traditional S’mores where you can only mke one at a time, this recipe for S’mores Bars creates a whole pan in less than 30 minutes!
If you want a richer chocolate flavor, dark chocolate candy bars can be substituted for the milk chocolate. Me, I am a traditionalist, so the milk chocolate candy bar is my preferred method. Happy Baking!
Yields 24 bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 12 full crackers)
- 8 (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy bars
- 2 (7.5 oz) jars marshmallow creme
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch baking pan; set aside.
- In large bowl, combine butter, brown sugar and sugar; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, until well blended.
- Add eggs, 1 at a time,beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
- Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in graham cracker crumbs.
- Press 2/3 of the dough into the bottom of prepared pan.
- Arrange chocolate bars evenly over crust layer, breaking bars if needed to fit.
- Spread marshmallow creme evenly over chocolate.
- Crumble remaining dough evenly over marshmallow layer. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown. Cool completely before cutting.