No Bake S'Mores Bars Recipe

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No bake s'mores bars taste just like the classic campfire treat, but you make a whole pan at once!  All that chocolate and graham cracker and toasted marshmallow goodness in one no bake bar cookie recipe.  Make these s'mores bar cookies just once and you'll be hooked. No bake smores bars are delicious and so easy to make!  Chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker deliciousness without the open fire.

These really are no-bake smores bar cookies.  Ok, I did broil the tops of the marshmallows for less than a minute.  But that doesn't count as baking, right?  You could totally use a kitchen torch instead, if you didn't want to turn on the oven at all. 

No bake s'mores bar squares on a wooden cutting board.

Otherwise, these delicious smores cookies are made with just a bit of microwaving, a bit of mixing, and a bit of chilling in the fridge.

No bake s'mores bar squares on a wooden cutting board surrounded by marshmallows and graham crackers.

I was inspired to make a summertime s'mores version of my family's favorite no-bake Creme de Menthe bars.  Those are always a hit at Christmastime, and these have quickly assumed the same lofty status in our family for the warmer months.

Graham cracker crust ingredients on a wooden cutting board.

No Bake S'Mores Bars Layer One Ingredients (Graham Cracker Crust Ingredients):

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 Tablespoon meringue powder (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 Tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed

Graham crackers being turned into crumbs in a food processor.

Start by crusthing graham crackers into fine crumbs.  You can use a mallet and a Ziploc bag to crush the graham crackers, or a food processor like I did, or you can buy the crumbs in a box from the grocery store.

Combine graham cracker crust ingredients and mix until evenly combined.

Graham cracker crust being pressed into a 9x13 pan.

Press the graham cracker crust into a 9x13 pan.

Graham Cracker Crust Tips:

  • Use the backside of a measuring cup to press the crumb mixture into the pan.  The flat bottom of the cup helps apply even pressure, resulting in a well-packed, even crust.  It is important to have a very well packed crust for this recipe!
  • The meringue powder is completely optional.  The crust will still work and be delicious, it will just be slightly more crumbly than if you include the meringue powder (which helps to bind everything together).

Chocolate chips, butter, and mini marshmallows on a wooden cutting board.

No Bake S'Mores Bars Layer Two Ingredients:

  • one stick butter
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (I used milk chocolate)
  • Mini marshmallows to cover surface (approximately three cups)

9x13 pan with mini marshmallows

Melt the chocolate and butter together, and stir to combine.  Spread over the graham cracker crust layer.

Add a layer of mini marshmallows on top of the still-soft chocolate layer.

9x13 pan with a layer of toasted mini marshmallows.

Pop under the broiler briefly to toast the marshmallows.  Watch carefully!  They go from toasted to on fire very quickly!  This step took me less than a minute.

Stack of no bake smores bars on a weathered white wooden surface.

Chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, then cut into slices.

S'mores bar cookies on a wooden cutting board.

Everyone went nuts for these s'mores bars!

No Bake S'mores bar cookies on a wooden cutting board.

Do you love s'mores, too?  Even better, do you have a great s'mores recipe?  Share it below, I want to try all the s'mores treats this summer!

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