This is a no fire pit required recipe. There is fire involved (those marshmallows aren’t going to toast themselves), but no actual fire pit, hot metal pokers, burnt sticks or marshmallows falling into the fire are called for in this s’mores bars recipe.
I guess I’m a weird food blogger (just in case you haven’t figured that out already). I don’t have an obsession with s’mores. Don’t get me wrong. When we had our fire pit in California I had the s’mores fixings out whenever we had a party (it’s just more fun eating s’mores with a bunch of people). But these s’mores bars are the first time in 6 years that I’m actually posting a s’mores related recipe on my blog. I guess I’m just weird.
I got the base for these s’mores bars from a recipe on Taste of Home. It’s not exactly graham crackers, but it is graham cracker like. Does that make sense? I wanted these to be more like a bar cookie than something soft since there was already going to be the soft marshmallow fluff in these. I needed something to hold it all together.
These s’mores bars are rich, addicting and really fun to eat. You know how when you make traditional s’mores the chocolate and marshmallow tend to get all over the place? The same thing happens with these s’mores bars. So they’re perfect for your Labor Day picnic plans.
On top of the cookie bottom there’s a rich layer of ganache (Very fancy for a s’mores dontcha think?) then on top of that is a thick layer of marshmallow. To make things easy on you I just used a jar of marshmallow fluff and then torched it to get the crisp bits like you do when you toast the marshmallows. You can pop the pan under the broiler to toast the marshmallows too. You just need to closely watch it because it will go from bright and shiny to burnt very quickly. If you don’t have one of those fancy schmancy food torches you can do what I do. Go to your local hardware store and by a plumber’s torch. It’s a lot cheaper and works a lot better.
It’s time to break out that 9×13 pan that’s been sitting there in your cupboard and put it to good use. Make up a batch of these s’mores bars for your Labor Day picnic and enjoy!
- 1 box yellow cake mix
- 2½ cups old fashioned rolled oats
- ¾ cup butter, melted
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1½ cups milk chocolate chips
- 1 13 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl, add the cake mix and oats then stir to combine.
- Pour in the butter and mix to thoroughly combine the ingredients.
- Dump the mixture into a 9"x13" pan and evenly spread the mixture out. Press the mixture into the pan.
- Bake for 20 minutes.
- Remove from oven and let cool.
- Pour the cream into a heavy bottomed sauce pan and heat just until bubbles form around the edges.
- Pour over chocolate chips and let sit for 2 minutes.
- Whisk to thoroughly combine the chocolate and the cream to form the ganache.
- Once the base has cooled, you can spread the ganache evenly over the base. Let sit so that the ganache has time to set up. I let it sit 1-2 hours.
- Spread the marshmallow cream evenly over the top of the ganache.
- Let the marshmallow sit for about 10 minutes so that the top smooths out.
- Now you can torch the top to toast the marshmallow. If you choose to put it under the broiler, watch it closely because it can go from raw to burned very quickly.
- Cut into bars and serve
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