S’Mores Cereal Bars

Cover recipe:  The S'Mores Cookbook- S'Mores Cereal Bars : Copyright 2013 by Susan Whetzel

Cover recipe: The S’Mores CookbookS’Mores Cereal Bars : Copyright 2013 by Susan Whetzel

Today’s cover recipe comes from the cover of The S’Mores Cookbook by Susan Whetzel. One of the cover recipes is for S’Mores Cereal Bars, and that is the recipe I chose to feature. The cookbook contains more than 50 recipes that are S’mores-themed. It’s obviously dessert-focused, but you’ll also find cute gift ideas (S’Mores Party Kit and S’mores Bars in Jars) as well as recipes for homemade marshmallows, homemade graham crackers… and even a S’Mores Martini. It’s a fun book, and if you’re crazy about the classic S’Mores, you’ll likely find a lot of recipes you want to try in this book.

The cover recipe- S’Mores Cereal Bars– comes from the “Decadent Desserts” chapter. It literally took me about 10 minutes total to prepare. See my notes below to see what I thought of the recipe.

S'Mores Cereal Bars

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S'Mores Cereal Bars

Yield: 24 bars

Prep Time: 10 min

Cook Time: 5 min

Ingredients:

5 tablespoons butter
6 cups mini marshmallows
8 cups graham cereal
2 cups dark chocolate chunks

Directions:

1. Spray a 9x13-inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.

2. Melt the butter and marshmallows in a large saucepan over low heat, until marshmallows are melted- roughly 3 to 5 minutes, stirring constantly; remove from heat.

3. Carefully stir in the cereal until evenly mixed, then allow to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate. Press into the prepared pan with a buttered back of a spatula or your fingers; press the remaining chocolate on top. Cool completely, then cut into squares to serve.

Tips:

*6 cups of mini marshmallows equals one whole package of mini marshmallows (10 ounce bag)
*8 cups of graham cereal equals one whole box of Golden Grahams (12-ounce box)
*2 cups dark chocolate chunks equals (10-ounce bag)

Source: The S'Mores Cookbook by Susan Whetzel

The results:

If you’ve made Rice Krispie treats before, these are basically the same thing with graham cereal substitution and added chocolate. I personally would have been okay without the chocolate (but you probably shouldn’t listen very closely to me since I don’t like chocolate all that much). They were delicious! My chocolate still wanted to melt, even though I gave the mixture a good few minutes to cool. My market didn’t carry chocolate chunks, so I went with chips instead. I might prefer to use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate next time. The dark chocolate was just a little over-powering in terms of flavor.

Did this recipe deserve the cover spotlight?

Yes, definitely! They fit the theme of S’mores (marshmallows + graham + chocolate). It was an easy, delicious recipe- which is what you want to see in a cookbook like this!

Lori is the founder of RecipeGirl.com. She's a professional recipe developer and food writer, and she's the author of The Recipe Girl Cookbook (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt: April 2013). Beyond food, Lori enjoys traveling, being outdoors, running, and maybe even singing a little karaoke. The mountains near Lake Tahoe are home for Lori and her husband of 18 years. They have an 12 year-old son who blogs at RecipeBoy.com.

5 Responses to “S’Mores Cereal Bars”

  1. 1

    Julie @ Girl on the Move — April 23, 2014 @ 9:01 am

    These look yummy! And I definitely need to check out this cookbook!

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    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet — April 23, 2014 @ 9:48 am

    These bars look so good! I love that my kiddos could make this and have so much fun! Great review, Lori! Pinned!

  3. 3

    Teresa O — April 23, 2014 @ 7:11 pm

    Thanks for sharing! Planning on making these this weekend because I think my son will love these!

  4. 4

    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 23, 2014 @ 8:09 pm

    Mmmm I have this cookbook (and LOVE it!) but haven’t tried this recipe yet! Love hearing your feedback on it :D

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    Lindsey Johnson — April 28, 2014 @ 8:48 am

    My kids have been BEGGING me to make these for them. I think I will pick everything up to make them together one day after school this week. Good to know about using milk vs. chocolate. I think dark would be too much for my kiddos.

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