My kids love granola bars, and the s’mores granola bars are their favorite flavor (mine, too). These granola bars, though, are more dessert than snack. They’re sort of a cross between a granola bar and a rice krispie treat. They’re total gooey marshmallow and chocolate yumminess and are best while they’re still a little warm. However, if you’d like a more traditional granola bar, simply omit the marshmallows from the top of the bars.
S’mores Granola Bars
- 3 c . rolled oats
- 2 c . crisp rice cereal (like Rice Krispies)
- 6 T . granulated sugar
- 1/4 c . butter
- 1/4 c . corn syrup
- 2 T . water
- 1/4 tsp . salt
- 1 ½ c . miniature marshmallows , divided
- 3/4 c . miniature chocolate chips
- 1/2 c . marshmallow bits
- Preheat oven to 425 F. Lightly grease a 9x13-inch pan.
- Add the oats to the prepared baking pan, and toast for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
- While the oats are toasting, add the cereal and half mini marshmallows to a large bowl.
- Once the oats have toasted, toss oats and cereal together; set aside.
- In a large saucepan, stir together sugar, butter, corn syrup, water, and salt.
- Bring to a boil, and continue boiling until mixture reaches 250 F, about 5 minutes.
- Pour the syrup over oat mixture, and toss to combine.
- Pour the cereal mixture into the pan, and, using a rubber spatula, gently press into the baking pan.
- Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips, marshmallow bits, and then remaining mini marshmallows over the cereal mixture in that order.
- Bake for 3-4 minutes, or until marshmallows are puffed and golden brown.
- Let the bars cool in the pan for about 10 minutes.
- Cut into bars or squares while it’s still a little warm. Once the bars cool to room temperature, they will be more difficult to cut.
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adapted from The King Arthur Flour Cookie Companion
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Comments & Reviews
Kim Beaulieu says
These are fantastic. Absolutely in love with these.
What are marshmallow bits compared to mini marshmallows and in the list of ingredients you have 6T of sugar. When do you incorporate that in the recipe?
Thanks for asking about that! I fixed that omission. You add the sugar to the butter and corn syrup.
Marshmallow bits are like the marshmallows come with packets of hot chocolate. They’re sold right next to the hot chocolate in the grocery stores here. The don’t melt the way that mini marshmallows do. If you can’t find them (or don’t want to use them), you could certainly leave them out.
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
My boys would totally go crazy for these granola bars Kate – YUM!
This is the kind of bar my kids would go crazy for! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
I love kid-friendly food! Thanks so much for hosting your awesome link party each week!! =)
Ohhh these granola bars sound so good!!!! Love how you did the s’mores topping! I love making granola bars, and these look amazing!!!!
Thanks so much!! =)
Erin @ Making Memories says
These look wonderful! You can’t go wrong with s’more anything in my book =o)
Thanks!! I completely agree! S’mores rock! =)
These look delicious, and what a great concept. I love that you took this traditional treat and made it a little bit healthier and I bet it still tastes great! I would love to have you join us at the TGIF Link Party!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thanks so much!! =)
Katie @thecasualcraftlete.com says
Love all things s’more. I will definitely be makings these granola bars! Thanks for sharing.
Aren’t s’mores great?! I hope you enjoy the granola bars!! =)
We love making s’mores over the fire, and get sad when summer comes to an end. This is the perfect way to enjoy s’mores year-round. Thanks so much for sharing! Enjoy your day!
Thanks!! I love s’mores, too. I always seem to burn my marshmallows, though! =)
These look delicious, I love the slightly melted marshmallow on top. Visiting from Time to Sparkle.
Diana Rambles says
I’d like to eat s’more!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
These look SO awesome! S’mores in any form is fine by me, but on a granola bar? Brilliant! Stopping by from Wednesday Whatsits :)
Thanks!! I love s’mores, too, so you and I would get along just fine! Thanks for stopping by!! =)
Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box says
Oh my word – I can’t believe I’ve never thought of s’mores granola bars before. Pinning for sure! I’d be thrilled if you’d come on over to Pink Recipe Box and link up at Creative Wednesdays: https://pinkrecipebox.com/creative-wednesdays-with-pink-recipe-box-3/
Thanks so much for the invite!! =)
Carrie @ Frugal Foodie Mama says
This is pretty much one of the best ideas ever for a granola bar! :)
Thank you for sharing at Marvelous Mondays this week.
Thanks so much, Carrie!! And thanks for hosting each week! =)
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Wow! This is a perfect quick treat! Love s’mores!!
Thanks!! Me too! You just can’t beat s’mores! =)
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
These are to die for! Can’t beat a s’mores granola bar. Those are my favorite flavor of the Quaker Granola Bars. But yours blow those away! Pinned and sharing on FB and Twitter. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays, Kate! :)
Thanks so much, Julie! What a nice compliment!! Thanks so much for sharing and for hosting!! You have such a great link party! =)
Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says
Kate, thanks for sharing all these delicious s’more recipes. I can’t wait to try these granola bars. Pinned!
Thanks so much for stopping by to check them out, Ashley! I hope you enjoy the granola bars!! =)
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
I have all of these ingredients…so perfect for a fast treat to make tonight and leave out for the milkman! Pinning!
Awesome! I love it when that happens!! I hope you enjoy the granola bars! =)
This is a great idea — I love that you’ve morphed granola bars and rice crispy treats into a s’more granola bar!