Imagine enjoying the yummy taste of S’mores without the hassle of creating a fire. These No Bake S’mores Bars bring together honey and cinnamon flavored graham crackers, and fluffy marshmallow cream all topped with rich chocolate. The perfect combination of sweet, chewy, and crunchy!

No-Bake S’mores Bars with chocolate marshmallow fluff and graham crackers. Bars are sliced and stacked.

The grocery stores just scream summer this time of year when the traditional ingredients to make no-bake marshmallow desserts start to appear. Such a fun time. S’mores no-bake desserts are absolutely best this time of year. How can you go wrong with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers?

If you’ve ever wondered where the name “s’mores” came from it is a shortened version of ‘some mores.’ This first recorded recipe for ‘some mores’ dates back to a 1927 Girl Scouts publication called Tramping and Trailing.

But, there’s no need to dig out the tent, sleeping bags, and bug spray for these s’mores as they come together quickly and easily in your kitchen. Best of all, if it’s a hot summer day there’s no need to turn on the oven either.

If you are looking for more no-bake recipes with marshmallow fluff, you must try these Chocolate Peppermint Marshmallow Cups.

Or, for more summer treats try these Easy Baked Peaches and Raspberries or 3 Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream.

But I know if you’re a die-hard s’mores fan like me and just can’t get enough s’mores recipes you will absolutely love this: Brownie S’Mores Dip and this recipe for Brownie S’Mores Cupcake.

No-Bake S’mores Bars with chocolate marshmallow fluff and graham crackers.

Ingredient Notes for S’Mores Bars Recipe with Marshmallow Fluff

Graham crackers – These make the base for this recipe for s’mores with fluff. You can also buy the ready-made crumbs at the grocery store. They can usually be found in the baking section.

Butter – Unsalted butter helps bind the crumbs together. If you only have salted butter on hand that’s okay, you can use it. 

Chocolate – Melted chocolate tops this graham cracker marshmallow dessert. You can use whatever kind of chocolate you prefer; milk, dark, or semi-sweet. Chocolate bars or chips will both work. 

Marshmallow cream – A layer of marshmallow fluff or cream really makes this dessert irresistible. If you are baking the bars replace this cream with 24 marshmallows.

A photo collage showing a layer of crushed graham crackers, a second layer of marshmallow fluff and a top layer of melted chocolate.

How To Make This Graham Cracker Marshmallow Dessert

 NO-BAKE INSTRUCTIONS** 

Step 1: Place the graham crackers in a large Ziplock bag and smash them into fine crumbs using a heavy object. 

Step 2: Transfer cracker crumbs to a medium-sized bowl, add butter, and mix with a fork until uniform. Reserve 1 tablespoon of the graham cracker crumb.  

Step 3: Transfer graham crumbs to a 9×5 loaf pan lined with parchment paper on all sides. Press crackers down using the bottom of a glass.  

Step 4: Spread a generous layer of marshmallow cream over the cracker mixture. 

Step 5: Top with a good thick layer of melted chocolate. Spread to cover the marshmallow layer. Sprinkle reserved graham cracker crumbs over. 

Step 6: Freeze for 30 minutes and then transfer to the fridge. Keep refrigerated.

BAKED INSTRUCTIONS** 

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Follow steps 1 and 2 as per non-baked instructions. Bake cracker crumbs for 8 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack until cooled. Leave the oven on!

Step 2: Place marshmallows on top of the baked graham crackers, side by side leaving little to no gap in between each marshmallow (see picture).

Step 3: Top with a generous layer of melted chocolate. Spread to cover the marshmallow layer. Sprinkle reserved graham cracker crumb over.

Step 4: Bake for 10-12 minutes to allow the marshmallow to melt. Transfer to a cooling rack. 

Step 5: When the baked s’mores are cooled, transfer them to the freezer for 30 minutes before cutting them into bars. Keep dessert refrigerated.

Two baking pans, one showing a layer of marshmallows and a second pan with a top layer of chocolate.

Tips and Variations for This Marshmallow and Graham Cracker Dessert 

  • Line the loaf pan well: S’mores with fluff will most definitely stick to the pan so make sure it is well-lined or sprayed so you can cut the squares easily. 
  • Use full-size or mini marshmallows: Use marshmallows instead of marshmallow fluff and the baking method to make this marshmallow graham cracker dessert if you don’t have fluff on hand.
  •  Decorate the bars: Jazz up the bars and add M&Ms, sprinkles, or your favorite dessert toppings.
  • Add some coconut oil: If you find the chocolate is too thick and it doesn’t pour easily over the marshmallow and graham crackers add a teaspoon or two of coconut or grapeseed oil to thin it out.
  • Mix in a nut butter: Make these s’mores bars even more indulgent and add in a layer of nut butter; peanut, almond, or even cashew would taste great.
No-Bake S’mores Bars with chocolate marshmallow fluff and graham crackers.

 FAQs 

What should be in a s’mores bar?

S’mores usually contain marshmallows, graham crackers, and chocolate.

Can I use mini marshmallows instead of marshmallow fluff?

Yes, if you are using mini marshmallows follow the baked recipe.

Make ahead and storage

Make ahead: S’mores are a great make-ahead dessert as they will keep well in the fridge for up to one week in an airtight container.

Storage: S’mores freeze well so you can keep them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

 

No-Bake S’mores Bars with chocolate marshmallow fluff and graham crackers.

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No-Bake S’mores Bars
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No-Bake S’mores Bars

by Silvia Dunnirvine
These No Bake S’mores Bars bring together honey and cinnamon flavored graham crackers, and fluffy marshmallow cream all topped with rich chocolate. The perfect combination of sweet, chewy, and crunchy!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients 

  • 9 pieces graham crackers, crumbs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 9 oz chocolate (of choice) melted
  • 1 cup marshmallow cream/ fluff (sub with 24 marshmallows if using baking method)

Instructions 

NO-BAKE INSTRUCTIONS**

  • Place the graham crackers in a large ziplock and smash them into fine crumbs using a heavy object (roller, servings spoon, or such). It helps to place the bag on a layered hand towel to absorb the impact. Transfer crackers to a medium bowl, add butter and mix with a fork until uniform. Reserve 1 tbsp of the graham cracker crumb. 
    No-Bake S’mores Bars
  • Transfer graham crackers to a 9×5 loaf pan with filled parchment paper on all sides. Press crackers down using the back of a glass. 
  • Spread a generous layer of marshmallow cream over the cracker mixture. 
  • Top with a generous layer of melted chocolate. Spread to cover marshmallow layer. Sprinkle reserved graham cracker crumb over. 
  • Freeze for 30 minutes, then transfer to fridge. Keep refrigerated

BAKED INSTRUCTIONS**

  • Pre-heat oven to 350F degrees. Follow step 1 and 2. Bake crackers for 8 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack until cooled. (leave oven on!)
  • Place marshmallows on top of the baked graham crackers, side by side leaving little to no gap in between each marshmallow (see picture)
  • Top with a generous layer of melted chocolate. Spread to cover marshmallow layer. Sprinkle reserved graham cracker crumb over. Bake for 10-12 minutes to allow the marshmallow to melt. Transfer to a cooling rack. 
  • When the backed s’mores are cooled, transfer to the freezer for 30 minutes before cutting into bars. Keep dessert refrigerated

Notes

Based on hundreds of feedback I decided to make an alternative baked option. Both methods give you the same results. When you slice the bars, the graham crackers will become crumby but you should still have a solid cracker layer.

Nutrition

Calories: 362kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 15mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Keyword: chocolate marshmallow, no-bake dessert, s’mores
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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43 Comments

  1. I followed the recipe but there was too much butter so the crumbs didn’t stick together & it was too gooey. I had to make a new bottom layer using a little butter at a time. The chocolate hardened so much it’s hard to cut into bars 😢 haven’t tried them to see how they taste….

    1. Alaina, sorry you ran into these issues with this recipe. The recipe is currently updated and have been retested so the amount of butter should be right. Sometimes different brands leads to different results. As for the chocolate yes it hardens which is why I suggest to work quickly and cutting them is a messy process no matter what. They are crumby bars and the chocolate always cracks but it is delicious! I hope you enjoyed it in the end and thanks for letting me know you ran into these issues so I can continue to improve it.

  2. Have you tried flipping the whole thing over and using the chocolate as the base layer when cutting? then the graham cracker becomes a crumb topping. I havent done it yet but was thinking that may solve the mess issue. 🙂

      1. My family loves, loves, loves these and they are so easy. I use Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Melting Wafers and they melt so well in the microwave..
        Thank you for sharing,

      2. I don’t know how many this will feed. It need to feed 30 to 40 people should I double the recipe? And also I can’t eat gluten so I used gluten free crackers and it wasn’t crummy at all!

      3. Hi Dottie! You might need to triple the recipe (I would recommend making 3 separate batches) in order to feed 30- 40 people, and of course cut the bars in smaller squares. Yes, gluten-free crackers will work just fine

  3. Can you tell me how much 9 graham crackers makes? I always buy the graham cracker crumbs for recipes so it would be helpful to know this information, ty
    Tracy

    1. Hi Tracy! 9 graham crackers make about 1 cup and half. That’s counting the long graham cracker not if you break in half at the line in the middle.

  4. Hi just wondering what kind of chocolate you used? Chocolate will bloom if it gets to hot both chocolate chips and cocoa butter based chocolates. I can understand the topping of marshmallows you’d never get the chocolate to pour well over baked marshmallows plus the spreading would be difficult but it looks amazing so think I’m going to try the uncooked method but will cook the crust and let it cool before adding the marshmallow crème. Then I can melt the chocolate and spread over the marshmallow crème. Just got to add it now to my shopping list.

    1. Over the years I have use many types of chocolate. I like Enjoy Life, Lily’s chocolate and valrhona chocolate. Spreading the chocolate onto the marshmallow is definitely tricky, it requires a bit of patience tho it’s quick. When cutting the bars, it will be a little crumbly but overall the result is fantastic! Many have tried and enjoyed this recipe, it is one of the most popular on the blog.

  5. Has anyone tried to use a kitchen blow torch to the marshmallow cream in order to give it a more authentic flavor?

  6. Just curious – why do you recommend refrigerating? Just so the chocolate doesn’t get soft if it’s warm in the house?

  7. These are super messy and unwieldy. I froze them for the 30 minutes suggested, then moved them to the fridge. I later (6+ hours later) took them out for five minutes before trying to cut them. In the meantime, while the chocolate was still almost too hard to cut, the marshmallow fluff was so soft it couldn’t hold or support the chocolate during cutting. I wanted to serve them as individual bars, but will have to serve in cupcake cups just to hold all the stuffings “in.” The flavor is good but they look awful and I have to take them to a function tomorrow. I’m disappointed and embarrassed with their appearance but I don’t have time or ingredients for a Plan B.

    1. Brooklynn, I am sorry that you didn’t have a good experience making my s’mores recipe. This is definitely a tricky one to put together. My family looooves this recipe and I don’t love making it because it does get messy BUT if you stick to it, it’s a good one to enjoy. I am curious as to why your marshmallow was so soft tho. It’s supposed to be squishy NOT soft to the point where it’s not holding the chocolate together. Is your kitchen temperature very warm?? I know there are things that plays a roll into the success of a recipe and that sometimes that’s out of our control. I am sorry that you were planning on bring these to a function, and they don’t look good, but I hope this doesn’t discourage you to try again some other time because I know you’ll enjoy this fun treat. Just be sure the marshmallow isn’t soft, I think that’s where things took a turn. Please reach out if you need more clarity. Silvia

      1. I had the same problem. Even in the refrigerator the fluff seeps out the sides and sticks to everything. It’s delicious but I can’t take it anywhere :/