S’mores Cereal Bars

12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

S’mores Cereal Bars are gooey no-bake treats perfect all school year and summer long. Golden Grahams, marshmallows, and chocolate chips make tasty s’mores to-go!

Two childhood favorites, Rice Krispies Treats and S’mores, come together in one delicious no bake treat. This gooey, chocolatey Dessert Recipe is sure to be loved by kids and kids at heart!

S'mores Cereal Bars


A popular and easy summer activity for kids is an old school backyard campout. The only thing missing (for good reason) from these backyard adventures is a campfire for tasty s’mores. No need to light up your backyard to win coolest parent on the block, just make these S’mores Cereal Bars. They have all the gooey flavor kids love with way less mess.

S’mores Cereal Bars are a simple recipe with just 4 ingredients and made in about 10 minutes. It doesn’t take long for the cereal bars to cool at room temperature so these kid friendly treats are ready to be gobbled down in just 30 minutes. They are so easy if you have older kids they can be in charge of making these treats themselves.

These S’mores Cereal Bars aren’t just a great summertime snack! You can make them for potlucks, lunch box treats, or whenever you are craving s’mores. This recipe uses ingredients you can get year round that you probably already have in your pantry. Plus you can easily swap out ingredients for what you have on hand.

Stack of S'mores Cereal Bars

Don’t melt the chips!

With this S’mores Cereal Bars recipe, you wait five minutes before adding the mini chocolate chips and rest of the marshmallows so they don’t melt. This method means not only prettier S’mores Cereal Bars but more distinct chocolate, marshmallow, graham cracker flavors that you would get in a regular s’mores.

Use a muffin tin to make easy individual S’mores Cereal Bars with no knives. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin and press the cereal mixture into each cup. You could also line the muffin tin with paper liners for a quick party snack that won’t melt in your guests hands and is easy to clean up.


Give me more chocolate!

If you want even more chocolatey treats, you can dip your S’mores Cereal Bars in melted chocolate or drizzle them with this easy Chocolate Ganache! Just like normal s’mores, you can add all kinds of ingredients or change these bars up for a fun new recipe every time you make them. Try out the variations below or use them to spark ideas to make these your own!

Baking Dish of S'mores Cereal Bars


  • Peanut Butter: Add in ½ cup creamy peanut butter to the butter marshmallow mixture once the marshmallows start to melt. Stir constantly until marshmallows melt. Don’t use natural peanut butter where the oil separates.
  • Marshmallows: For whole marshmallow pieces, press mini marshmallows into the top of the cereal bars instead of mixing them in. Use these Homemade Marshmallows for extra gooey, vanilla-y S’mores Cereal Bars.
  • Mallow Bits: Mallow Bits give a little burst of sugary sweetness and just look so cute with the mini chocolate chips.
  • Chocolate: Give each bite more chocolate with regular chocolate chips like semi-sweet chocolate chips and dark chocolate chips, or press mini chocolate bars into the top of the bars before they are cooling.
  • Cereal: Try this chocolate and marshmallow recipe with Peanut Butter Captain Crunch, Rice Krispies, Cocoa Pebbles, or Cinnamon Toast Crunch.
  • Add-Ins: Instead of chocolate chips, you can mix in mini M&Ms, chopped candy bars, Reeses Pieces, or crushed Oreo cookie pieces. 



  • Serve: Keep your S’mores Cereal Bars at room temperature in a sealed storage bag or airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Store: Cereal Bars can be kept in the refrigerator for up to a week. Bring them to room temperature before serving.
  • Freeze: Layer cut bars in a freezer safe container with parchment paper between layers. Freeze for up to 3 months and thaw on the counter before serving.

S'mores Cereal Bars on wooden board

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S'mores Cereal Bars

S'mores Cereal Bars are gooey no-bake treats perfect all school year and summer long. Golden Grahams, marshmallows, and chocolate chips make tasty s'mores to-go!
Yield 12 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces mini marshmallows
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 1 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips


  • In a large dutch oven, on medium heat, melt the butter then add the mini marshmallows and mix until completely melted.
  • Turn off the heat and fold in the Golden Grahams until coated.
  • Wait 5 minutes then sprinkle in ⅓ of the mini chocolate chips fold the mixture in half, sprinkle in some more, fold the mixture again and sprinkle the rest in.
  • Press the cereal mixture into a 9x9 inch baking pan and let cool completely before slicing.


Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 621IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 6mg

S'Mores Cereal Bars collage

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 cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, 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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    1. You could still use them. I just prefer the mini marshmallows because they’re easier to measure and melt easier too. Good luck!