Rich tasting s'mores bars with a traditional buttery graham cracker crust, thick chocolate ganache center and toasted marshmallow top.
It's official. S'mores Bars aren't just for the fall. Heck, they're not even just for camping or cozy movie nights by the fire pit. You can, and should eat s'mores year round. With so many s'mores bars recipes living on the internet including my S'more Skillet Cake, I'm not trying to reinvent the wheel here but after buying one at Starbucks I knew I could make a better version.
Building these easy S'mores Bars
Here's how I worked the three components of a s'more into an outrageously delicious s'mores bar. The base. Crushed graham crackers with sugar and melted butter, packed into an 8 x 8 baking pan and baked in the oven. Baking the crumbs helps to give the bars a good base and not just a bunch of crumbs on your lap. So annoying!
The chocolate center and maybe the most favorite part for everyone? I made an easy chocolate ganache and then poured it over the baked graham crackers. This is definitely a dessert that begs to be made a day ahead so that the chocolate can set. A few hours in the fridge or freezer would probably work too.
How to make the s'mores bars topping
Finally the marshmallows. I used mini marshmallows and set them on top of the firm ganache, you'll only need one layer but try and not let any of the chocolate layers peek through. Crank up your broiler to high and push the pan under the flame. Don't walk away at this point because if you've ever toasted marshmallows over a campfire you'll know how fast these bad boys can go up in flames. Once you see the marshmallows start to puff up they'll start to turn golden. Slice. Eat. Repeat.