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s'mores bars (via The Hungry Mouse)

A few months ago, our friend, Kelly (aka) “Rakna,” posted a note on my Facebook page that said, “You must make these. TO DIE FOR!!!!”

Now, we love Rakna. Adore her. 

We have been attacked by monkeys with her at the Batu Caves outside Kuala Lumpur. 

We watched her eat giant meat kabobs in Sydney (Massive. Obscene, almost). 

We watched her skip through the Imperial Gardens in Tokyo because of delirious sleep exhaustion (we have video and are prepared to use it against her if needed). 

So if Rakna says something must be made, then it must be made.

Of course, she was right. These s’mores bars from The Hungry Mouse are perfect. Indulgent, substantial, delicate. Exactly like campfire s’mores, but every bite has exactly the right mix of chocolate, marsmallow, and graham cracker crust.

This is a fantastically easy recipe to make. You just need a mixer for the crust. Smash half of the dough by hand into the bottom of the 9x13 pan. Place on top of the unbaked crust a layer of chocolate and one of marshmallow fluff. And then a top layer of dough crust.

shortcut (lazy)

I've made these twice now, but I took a shortcut last week. My mom and I made the s'mores bars together for a Labor Day family gathering of 40+ people, and most had never seen our children. So it was a big deal. I decided to make the s'mores bars the night before, just after my mom had cleaned the kitchen for the evening. Mom agreed to help me, but I knew I couldn’t make a mess for us to clean up. 

The top crust layer is to be rolled out, then pieced together (great pics of this procedure over at The Hungry Mouse). The first time I made them, I rolled as told. But this time, I wanted to minimize the mess. I took a chance and sprinkled on the top layer dough, then pressed the pieces together. No rolling. Sprinkling and artful smashing. Fingers crossed...

And it worked. The top layer is much more delicate than the rolled version, which is great for eating, but not so great when stacking them on a platter for presentation. Don’t stack these. Just eat them.

So, thanks to Rakna for the spot on recommendation. You can read the blog she maintains with friends, My Mom Genes. She’s always right. About everything. Except meat skewers.

And be sure to visit The Hungry Mouse for more awesomeness.

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Reader Comments (17)

looks delicious

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTorviewtoronto

As a former Girl Scout Leader, I would have to say that these are perfect!! Nicely done!!

September 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKim - Liv Life

I love anything that gets me s'more flavour without the need for a camp fire. These sound awesome.

Yum! Those look amazing!

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterlynne

Wow! These look so gooey and amazing! I bet they got gobbled up at lightning speed at your party. :)

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKoci

I love any and all things s'mores so will have to make these. I'll go your way as not having to roll something out sounds fab!

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristen

Mouth's only 8:30 and I'm thinking these would be *perfect* for breakfast!

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterbridget {bake at 350}

Chris and Karen,

Thank you for your adoring tribute to yours truly. Remind me to find (and delete) that skipping video the next time we come to visit!

Happy smoring!


September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Fitz

Mmm, these look so decadent! A perfect end of summer treat. :-)

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTracy

Have to make sure my teenagers don't see this .... otherwise they may never let me leave the kitchen...

Great improv on the topping!!

September 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNancy

Ive been wanting to make these since I saw the original post. Gah. Jealous. (and I'm all about clean, lazy versions)

September 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBaking Barrister

These look AMAZING!!!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAggie

I cannot wait to try these!!

September 13, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen

In my best wittle wittle voice...

"der arr gwahm cwarckers an maaashmewwows in here? - ok... who do I haf to KILL to get mah hands on dese?"

Tiny, innocent sounding, yet menacing...

What I won't do for a smore...

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHeather

Perfect for kids and adults. The problem with s'mores is you can't have just one. They can be dangerous!

September 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterThe Duo Dishes

Ummm...these look amazing! And who doesn't love s'mores? :)

- ellen from

September 15, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterelz + pab

It's been a long time coming, but I finally made these and they're A-mazing!! I almost waited long enough for them to cool before I tried them. I will say that I did the topping via the crumble method and it worked extremely well!

September 27, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjen

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