BAKED S’MORES BARS

April 28, 2013 · 61 comments

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Do you find it easy to ask people to pray for you?

Sometimes I do, if somebody’s sick or has a job interview or something. It’s easy to ask for prayer for when things are outward. And probably kind of mild.

But, I find it hard to ask for prayer for inward things. My own sins.

And then it’s one thing to ask for it once. But what about for the 10th time when it’s like “yep, I’m still struggling with this.”

Maybe the other reason I don’t ask for prayer is because I don’t really believe it will help. I think I’m self-sufficient and it’s up to me to navigate and fix the problems of my life.

Well, that’s all wrong and having a quite tiny view of God and big view of me.

The other day, I was having such a hard time with something, I was completely shameless with asking others for prayer. Like, call David at work and ask him to pray. Then text him later to confirm, “Wait, did you? ‘Cause I’m really needing this.” I hope to grow to be like that all the time to some degree, not just when I have an emotional crisis.

I want to be that desperate for God. Even just for the same ol’ (yet still urgent) prayer request that I would not depart from a simple and pure devotion to Christ.

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Baked Smores Bars
Serves 9 bars

1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 1/3 cups flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
1 and 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture. Press half of dough into a greased 9×9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top. Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.

Baked Smores Bars from Rachel Schultz

Bake for 30-35, or until golden. Don’t worry if the marshmallow oozes out the top. (When is oozing marshmallow ever a problem?)

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4.7 from 12 reviews
baked smores bars
 
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Serves: 9 bars
Ingredients
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and ⅓ cups flour
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
  • 1 and ½ cups marshmallow fluff
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  4. Press half of dough into a greased 9x9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top.
  5. Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 30-35, or until golden.

 

Modified from Sugar Cooking.

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Kylie July 16, 2014 at 2:46 am

This is AMAZING!!!! It really does taste just like s’mores, minus the marshmallow roast taste. Absolutely delicious though!!! Good job Rachel! I want to try it Reeces style.

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Meghan January 10, 2014 at 4:01 pm

We are having our (snow-delayed) Sunday school Christmas party tonight and I’m excited to make these… I’m more excited that I have everything in my cupboard and won’t have to take my two small kids to the store with me! (I’ll be substituting chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.) Also, it was such a pleasant surprise to see your prayer testimony above the recipe. I am in the same boat, placing my independence over God’s provisions. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Rachel Schultz January 10, 2014 at 4:58 pm

You’re welcome! That’s lovely to hear.

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Anonymous January 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

One more question… Do you think the butter (or a portion of it) could be substituted for coconut oil?

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Jill November 28, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I just made this recipe from a copy someone printed for me and THEN looked at the post online. I could be wrong, but from the pictures it looks like an 8×8 pyrex pan (not 9×9) and XL chocolate bars (not king). I made this using a 9×9 pan and 2 king bars (which took up the entire top of a 9×9 pan) and did not have enough topping to fully cover the top. I am sure it will taste great, but if I make it again I would use an 8×8 pan and 2 XL chocolate bars.

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Lotus October 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Thanks for the insight into your Christian walk. I’m mid crisis and I discovered I need God all the time. He wants us to draw nearer to Him in everything, not just in the storms and crisis of life. The recipe seems awesome. If I get to the grocery store we’ll make it tonight or tomorrow night.

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Rachel Schultz October 22, 2013 at 9:46 pm

Great to hear, Lotus. I’m praying for you now.

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Jeanette October 20, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Rico!!!!!!

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Heidi October 15, 2013 at 4:53 pm

So, I found this on Pinterest and I love everything s’mores so I clicked on the website. WOW! Not only did I find this amazing recipe (can’t wait to try it) but I found that your “prayer blurb” was just what I needed to read at this very moment! Wow … God is so Good!
Thanks you!

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Rachel Schultz October 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

I love to hear that! Thanks Heidi.

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Nancy October 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm

These were fantastic! I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9X13 pan. I ran out of fluff so I added some mini marshmallows to make up for it. I also ran out of chocolate bars so I added chocolate chips. My husband keeps asking me to make this again and again!

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Jayme September 29, 2013 at 3:17 pm

In the oven now… I think my husband is going to go crazy waiting on them to bake! Will let ya know how they turn out…

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Brooke Gray August 29, 2013 at 12:48 am

Omg so good ! Tastes just like s’mores ! I found the crust was much easier to work with while my hands were wet. Defiantly suggest this recipie to anyone ! Very easy and super tasty.

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Megan C August 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I made this recipe for my husband and friends and we LOVED it! I will definitely be making it again! It was a very easy recipe, although I had to make more of the topping since I ran out. Next time, i’ll just double the graham cracker topping. :)

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Rachel Schultz August 1, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Good to know! Thanks Megan.

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Megan August 1, 2013 at 12:35 am

Making these for my Bible study tomorrow night! Very excited. Will be praying for you the whole time I make these. :-)

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Rachel Schultz August 1, 2013 at 2:45 am

That’s so great! Thanks Megan.

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Kathryn July 23, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I made these for my family tonight and they are FREAKING AWESOME!!! I found the recipe through Pinterest and I can not tell you how big of a compliment it is that I got back on the computer the same night to tell someone their recipe rocks. THIS RECIPE ROCKS! I’m worried my husband and I will finish off the pan tonight… :)

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Rachel Schultz July 23, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Thanks Kathryn!

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Anonymous July 19, 2013 at 8:05 pm

Yummy

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Beverly Ciaramaglia July 17, 2013 at 11:59 pm

This looks delicious & the reviews sound great. I want to make these.
Are you able to give the nutrients info for this? I will still make these.
Thank you!
Bev

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Pennie July 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm

these looks so good can’t wait to try them for my Grandchildren they will love them….

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Nancy July 13, 2013 at 8:58 pm

This was excellent! I took it to a party so I needed something bigger than a 9 X 9. I doubled the recipe and made it in a 9 X 13. Everyone loved it! I didn’t quite have enough fluff so I used a combination of fluff and mini marshmallows. I also didn’t quite have enough milk chocolate bars so I added some chocolate chips. I will definitely make this again. So glad I found it.

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Anonymous July 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Amen my sister in Christ……….

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Jen July 5, 2013 at 1:54 pm

Thanks for the great recipe! I made this the other night and used mini marshmellows instead of the fluff and it turned out just fine. The marshmellows didn’t give a nice spread coverage like the fluff would but the turned golden brown and puffed up in a delicious looking way! Will definitely make this again!

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Melissa July 3, 2013 at 3:24 pm

Can you use regular marshmallows if you do not have fluff?

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Mike July 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

Can you substitute ingredients to make this a gluten free recipe?

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TK August 18, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Hey,
I made this gluten free on account of the fact that I was diagnosed with Celiac 3 months ago. I am still getting used to adapting recipes but as an avid baker I’ve found a lot of things that work well (and a lot of things that don’t!) luckily this recipe is really easy to modify and it still tastes really good! There aren’t many ingredients you need to change BC so much of this is already gluten free. I wasn’t sure about the fluff so I just used Marshmallows. Otherwise all I had to change was the graham crackers & the flour. I used coconut flour, coconut flour is awesome in baking recipes but it does absorb more moisture than white flour so I tend to use a bit more than half of what a recipe calls for (so in this case I used about 3/4th a cup), I switched the graham crackers for gluten free graham crackers and crushes them in my food processor to make them crumbs and added a little cinnamon then I just followed the rest of the recipe as she has it, came out really tasty!

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Anonymous July 2, 2013 at 11:07 pm

Can you substitute ingredients to make this a gluten free recipe?

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judykoerner July 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm

great for this time of year

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Crystal July 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

Salted or unsalted butter? Is the flour supposed to be 1 & 1/2 or 1 & 1/3 cups?

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Sara June 30, 2013 at 5:26 am

Thanks for being real and open about your relationship to God! Saw this recipe on Pinterest. If lots of people stop by to check out the recipe, I love that they may be encouraged in or to Christ through reading this post. I sure was. God bless you!

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Rachel Schultz June 30, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Thanks Sara! I like that too.

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Sara June 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I think that an 8×8 pan would’ve been better. I barely had enough dough for the bottom and top.

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Dorothy June 27, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Not ashamed to say that I made these twice in four days. Amazing!

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Rachel Schultz June 27, 2013 at 11:49 pm

Haha! Awesome!

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Danavee June 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Found these on Pinterest yesterday……….made these last night. They are great!

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Cheryl June 17, 2013 at 12:22 am

What about using marshmellows instead of Fluff?

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Veronica June 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

These sound simply delish, these will definitely be a part of my 4th of July celebration. Thanks for sharing. You’re right Jesus Christ is everything :-)

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Rachel Schultz June 6, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Thanks Veronica!

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Shannon June 3, 2013 at 3:32 am

These bars are so easy to throw together, and delicious. Perfect for the summer picnic or cookout. Or for a treat in the winter! Perfect ratio of flavors. RECOMMEND buying two XL hershey bars instead of king size: use 1 whole bar, and break off 3 columns of the second bar, it will fit the pan perfectly!

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Rachel Schultz June 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Thanks Shannon!

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Mariah May 30, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Made this for my family over MDW since it rained too much for traditional smores… They loved it!

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Rachel Schultz May 30, 2013 at 6:28 pm

That’s so great. Glad they could help save the day :)

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jj May 29, 2013 at 3:25 am

wow

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cheryl May 28, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Can you double this recipe into a 9 x 13 pan? Also what about chocolate chips instead of the bars?

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Rachel Schultz May 29, 2013 at 1:59 am

Yes! And chocolate chips are okay too.

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Dani May 28, 2013 at 7:58 pm

Hi,

I notice that one of the recipes has 1 1/2 cups of flour and the other one does not. Should I use flour or not

Thank you!!! <3

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Rachel Schultz May 29, 2013 at 2:01 am

Thanks for writing. The ingredient list and the printable page both have 1 and 1/2 cups flour listed. Hope that helps!

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C. Becker June 30, 2013 at 4:51 am

Actually, they both show 1 and 1/3 cups flour…not 1 and 1/2.

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Lindsey May 25, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Is this recipe ok to make the day before? Does it need to be refrigerated after its made or can it stay out as long as its cover? I hope this works out. It looks yummy! :-)

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Rachel Schultz May 26, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Yes, that’s fine! They’re best warm though.

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Ashley April 29, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I’ve been making this exact recipe for years now and it never fails that when I make it a few people ask for the recipe immediately.

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Nicole Grimm April 29, 2013 at 12:15 am

So since I look at your blog quite a bit since I learned about it, I thought I should comment on how amazingly delicious and awesome everything looks! These s’more bars especially…I’m definitely going to try these!

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Rachel Schultz April 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

Thanks Nicole! That’s super nice.

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