Chewy S’mores Magic Bars

Chewy S’mores Magic Bars are gooey, melty easy summer dessert bars made with graham cracker crumbs, cereal marshmallows, chocolate chips, and sweetened milk.

Desserts like S’mores Bars and 5 Layer Bars are simple treats that are made in minutes and last for weeks, if you can keep from eating them all in one night!

Chewy S'mores Magic Bars on serving plate

Chewy magic bars are quick and easy treats that start with a graham cracker crust and are loaded up high with favorite baking ingredients. These campfire-inspired S’mores Magic Bars are the perfect summer dessert. Make them for parties and potlucks, or whenever you’re craving sweet chocolatey marshmallow flavors.

Instead of being layered like classic Magic Cookie Bars, these S’mores Magic Bars recipe ingredients are all mixed together and smoothed in the pan. Then you top the bars with chocolate chips and marshmallow bits for more s’mores flavor before baking until golden and melty. These bars are deliciously sweet without any extra sugar added.

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S’mores Magic Bars are sort of like a super gooey, caramel chocolate chip cookie made with graham cracker crumbs instead of flour. Since the graham crackers act like the flour in the “dough” for this bar recipe, you can eat it raw. No need to worry about little kitchen helpers licking the spoon or sneaking chocolate chips from the batter!


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BAKING TIPS

  • Grease: These bars are extra sticky so be sure to grease the pan well. Spray your baking dish generously with baking spray or coat with oil and sprinkle lightly with flour. You could also use parchment paper.
  • Condensed Milk: Sweetened Condensed Milk is made by cooking milk and sugar over low heat until it is thickened like a syrup. You can make your own but the canned milk is just as good and much easier to bake with.
  • Serve: Allow these bars to cool completely and set before cutting and serving. If you try cutting them while they are hot, they could fall apart. If you use parchment paper, it will be much easier to remove the bars from the pan and cut them.
  • Chocolate Drizzle: Who doesn’t want more chocolate? After your bars are cooled, add a chocolate drizzle with Chocolate Ganache. You could also add another layer of flavor with Salted Caramel Sauce!
Chewy S'mores Magic Bars in pan after baking

RECIPE VARIATIONS

  • Chocolate S’mores Magic Bars: For intensely chocolate flavor, swap 1 cup graham cracker crumbs with 1 cup chocolate wafer crumbs, either from Oreo cookies or other crispy chocolate cookies.
  • Peanut S’mores Magic Bars: Peanut butter lovers can make these with creamy peanut butter, peanut butter chips, and peanuts sprinkled on top for marshmallow chocolate peanut butter goodness!
  • Chocolate Chips: You can mix the chocolate chips you use, either completely replacing the semisweet chocolate chips or just half the chips with white chocolate chips, dark chocolate chips, or seasonal baking chips.
  • Cookies: Instead of honey graham cracker crumbs, you can use any crispy cookie crumbs like vanilla wafer cookies, chocolate graham crackers, or ginger snaps.
  • Candy: Sprinkle up to ½ cup candy or nuts with the chocolate chips and marshmallows. You can also swap the candy for the ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips. Try candy-coated chocolates, butterscotch chips, chopped walnuts or pecans, or chopped candy bars.
Chewy S'mores Magic Bars sliced in baking pan

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HOW TO STORE

  • Serve: Chewy S’mores Bars will stay good at room temperature for up to 1 week, covered in a cool dry place. If stacking in a container, place parchment paper between layers to keep them from sticking together.
  • Store: Store these bars in the refrigerator, especially if room temperature is really warm, in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for up to 3 weeks and let sit at room temperature for 15-30 minutes before serving.
  • Freeze: You can freeze Chewy S’mores Bars for up to 6 months in a freezer-safe container. Bring to room temperature before serving so they are soft and chewy again.

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Chewy S’mores Magic Bars

Chewy S’mores Magic Bars are gooey, melty easy summer dessert bars made with graham cracker crumbs, cereal marshmallows, chocolate chips and sweetened milk.
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips , divided
  • 1 cup cereal marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray an 8×8 baking dish with baking spray.
  • Mix graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, salt, condensed milk and 1 cup chocolate chips until well combined.
  • Pour into baking dish and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle over the cereal marshmallows and remaining ½ cup chocolate chips.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely before slicing.

Nutrition

Calories: 309kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 309mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 100IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 2mg
Keyword: Chewy S’mores Magic Bars
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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the upcoming cookbook: Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients which is being published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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