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Jul 10

No Bake S’mores Bars

You might be thinking: aren’t all s’mores no bake? True…but these s’mores bars are even more no bake, because you don’t need a BBQ, campfire, or any sort of heat source to make them.

These No Bake S’mores Bars have only 4 ingredients, come together in literally minutes, and you can make them indoors.

That’s perfect when it’s over 100° every day. Who wants to go out in that?

No Bake S'mores Bars

Every summer I think it must be the hottest summer on record. And every summer someone reminds me that this 90-110° super hot weather in Sacramento is normal. I know they’re right but jeesh. It feels like the hottest summer ever here.

I’m either getting old and turning into that woman who fans herself constantly (even in the grocery store) or my heart is in San Francisco and I just want it to be foggy darn it!

#imissfog #awholeheckofalot

What’s funny? When I lived in the Bay Area (grew up there; moved away kicking and screaming when I was in my 20s) I complained every summer because it was never hot enough to wear shorts. And if it was a heat stretch that reached the 90s, I complained because there was no A/C.

It sounds to me like I’m kind of a complainer. Huh. Maybe I should just shut up now and talk about no bake s’mores.

There’s no complaining about these, especially because I don’t have to camp to eat them.

No Bake S'mores Bars

I don’t think these s’more bars are a new invention. I’m pretty sure there are about a gazillion recipes for this on Pinterest. I decided not to google and let myself think that I’m so freaking smart.

Plus, it was a way to make s’mores in about 5 minutes without going outside and I got to use one of the best cereals ever: Golden Grahams.

Want to know a really unkept secret? I pink puffy heart kid cereal. If left to my own devices, I’d eat Golden Grahams for breakfast, Fruity Cheerios for lunch, Reese’s Puffs for snack, and I’d top my nightly ice cream with Frosted Flakes.

{Yes, that last one. Try it. It’s grrreeeeaaaat.}

Going grocery shopping in the summer (aka with Jordan) is really hard for me. She always begs for kid cereal and I have a really hard time saying no. She knows how to work the system (it also works with books and shoes). One day we came home with a box of Golden Grahams and I knew I had to make s’mores with it.

So I did.

No Bake S'mores Bars

This recipe has a whopping total of…4 ingredients. Golden Grahams, mini marshmallows, chocolate chips, and shortening or oil to smooth out the chocolate. You can leave out that last part but then it’ll be really hard to cut the bars. So…don’t leave it out. You can use Crisco or vegetable/canola/coconut oil.

{Ooooh, brain flash. PEANUT BUTTER. My minds whirling. Stay tuned.}

Anyway, melt your chocolate, mix in your cereal and marshmallows, press into a pan, chill and boom. No Bake S’mores Bars. So easy kids can make them.

The kids will love to eat them too.

No Bake S'mores Bars

But, er, I’m not sharing.

No Bake S’mores Bars

Yield: 25 squares

These No Bake S’mores Bars have just a few ingredients and take just minutes to make!


  • 1 bag (11-12 ounces) chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk
  • 1 tablespoon Crisco shortening or vegetable oil
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2 cups Golden Grahams cereal


  1. Line an 8x8” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. (This is for easy removal from the pan.)
  2. Place the chocolate chips and shortening or oil in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in 30 second increments, stirring after each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth. (About 1-2 minutes in an 1100W microwave.)
  3. Stir in the Golden Grahams and marshmallows. Pour into prepared pan. Press to compact (this is a messy step!) Chill until set. Slice into squares.
  4. These melt like candy, so I suggest keeping them in the refrigerator if you’re not eating them right away. They taste best after the sit at room temperature for a few minutes. Store in an airtight container; they’ll last about a week.

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Sweets from friends:
S’mores Pancakes by Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
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Toasted Marshmallow Rice Krispie Treats (& S’mores!) by Something Swanky


62 comments on “No Bake S’mores Bars

  1. These look like a dessert I wanted to create 3-4 years ago with GG’s! I love that cereal, always have, but my smores were more loose and messy and I love how yours is portable and compact. Not that I’d be porting them around anywhere other than straight into my mouth :) pinned

  2. Whenever I go to San Fran, I complain nonstop about being freezing! But it’s a great city.
    And Golden Grahams is one of my most fave cereals of all time! Love this! Let me know if PB gets in there!

  3. I love how easy these are to throw together, Dorothy! And I love the addition of golden grahams in here, too. I haven’t had that cereal in years!

  4. These look wonderful! I love Golden Grahams, it is one of the kid cereals that I do like. But if I ever buy it, my family eats it first :( Time to find a secret hiding spot!
    Thanks for the link to my pancakes

  5. My kids would love these! Pinning to try for later. :)

  6. Oh my goodness yum! I love s’mores & now I want one!

  7. Yes, I’ve been wanting to make something like for forever! Your pictures are beautiful! I think golden grahams cereal might be even better than graham crackers. I could totally eat kid cereal all the time. Cinnamon Toast Crunch is my weak spot. Anything coated in cinnamon and sugar. Sigh.

  8. I try to stay away from the sugary cereals, but I do cave and buy an occasional box of Golden Grahams. They are so good! These no-bake s’mores look amazing! My kids would love to help me make (and eat!) them!

  9. Ah the struggle – love shorts, hate sweating. Thank goodness for AC … and root beer floats. Summer, you are tricky!
    These are anything but! If there are recipes like this on Pinterest, they don’t compete with your photo. You have amazing lighting in these! And on top of that, you used Golden Grahams, aka one of the most addictive cereals on earth. No bake bars are the death of my self control, but I’ll happily let it die … just so long as my AC doesn’t! Pinned!

  10. Oh, YUM! Since I was on the receiving end of some of these I can tell you that they are great. I wish I had some now!

  11. Ohmygosh these look amazing! Yes to the simplicity of these and YES PLEASE to a huge serving of these!

  12. Ohh my gosh, TELL me about it! This crazy Sac weather is just seriously insane. I’m almost happy to move away from it this fall… Almost. Because then I’ll be farther away from you and all of the other lovely blogger ladies in the area. And now I wish that September would never come. Sigh…

  13. this is addicting!

  14. Wow these bars look crazily good! With no oven needed that’s a pretty good sign I should make them as soon as possible!

  15. Oh my goodness, delish! And I love the idea of frosted flakes on my ice cream!! : ) Pinned!!

  16. Yummy, thanks so much for sharing this. I made regular smores with my daughter for the first time a few days ago and she had a blast. I know she is going to love this too. I can’t wait to make it with her. You’re awesome!!!

  17. So cute, so portable! I miss the San Francisco fog, too, Dorothy, even though I got tired of it when I lived there. But I just discovered a handy-dandy gizmo (actually stumbled upon an unused birthday gift a friend of my husband gave him) – it’s called “02 Cool”, and it’s a dark blue plastic water bottle attached to a battery-operated fan, and you can even press a button to create your own “cool zone” , like the NFL uses. I love it!

  18. Must have these! They look so cute and I get they are so tasty! You just cant go wrong with smores-anything!

  19. Oh man! Goldan Graham! I feel I was deprived of a child of sugary cereals and I made up for it in college!

  20. Okay these bring back like the greatest memories ever! My mom used to make something like these when we were little and they were my favorite!! Love your photos Dorothy so pretty! I am definitely making these soon :) Pinned!

  21. These bars make me insanely happy right now! Oh yeah, fantastic babe!

  22. Yes, stay away from google. It’s a killjoy! My mom actually used to make this when we were growing up. It was delicious, but I used to get so mad, because Golden Grahams are my favorite cereal, and she’d use them in these bars! I’ll just have to buy two boxes, one for these bars, and one to eat plain :)

  23. And now I need a trip to the store for Golden Grahams!

  24. you crack me up. And you make me hungry….for realz. I love golden grahams…they are my guilty pleasure too… oh, and cinnamon toast crunch. These look fabulous and the no-baking sound perfect for this ridiculous heat. Make.It.Stop.

  25. My weird wonderful kids really and truly preferred non-sugary cereal for breakfast when they were little; Cheerios, Wheat Chex, Rice Krispies. However, nothing beats sugary cereal for snacking straight up out of the box or for making desert treats! These s’more bars looks so chewy and delicious, Dorothy! No way Jordan could have complained that you used up her Golden Grahams…unless you didn’t leave any s’more bars for her!

  26. *claps* YAYYYY! Love how simple and quick these s’mores bars are-just more reasons to make ’em asap!

  27. YUM.. these look so decadent and divine! love that the bars are no-bake. definitely a recipe i will be recreating. thanks for sharing another great recipe!

  28. I know this is weird, but I really don’t care for real smores. I can’t ever get the right balance of toasty marshmallow and melted chocolate. Soooo these bars are perfect for me! Each bite would totally make me happy!

  29. I’m all for not having to turn on my oven. These look amazing. Pinned.

  30. Those look awesome! Love that they’re no bake too. :)

  31. I am obsessed with Smores this year. Can’t get enough! These look so delicious, i haven’t had golden grahams in years (seriously craving them now!)

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  36. I just made these and they were really good but too much chocolate for me. I would definetly make then again the receipe was go easy I would just use less chocolate chips

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