These sweet little treats will take you back to summer bonfires, camping trips, and fun nights with the family. It’s the quick rice crispy recipe with lots of delicious twists and takes. Marshmallows, chocolate, and golden pieces of cereal make this treat easy-to-make, fun to eat, and oh-so-satisfying. Whip it up quickly on the stovetop whenever a chocolate, gooey, craving starts and you won’t be disappointed!
I first made these at college when it started turning cold enough outside that I wanted to stay indoors. I love love love s’mores and look forward to summer even more when I think about yummy treats such as this one. I know there are a million ways to make regular s’mores and bar versions as well, but I have found this recipe to be a quick and easy one that I can whip up and enjoy all week long. Perhaps the best part about this snack is that I can make an entire pan, cut it into little squares, and pack my s’mores bars in my lunches or grab them on the go. They can be made as treats for little kids or just a weekday snack that only needs four ingredients. Whatever the occasion, you are sure to love them!
- 1 bag (11–12 ounces) chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk
- 2 tbsp. Crisco shortening or vegetable oil
- 3–4 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 cups Golden Grahams cereal
- Crisco a glass pan or line a 9x13" pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Add Golden Grahams and marshmallows in a large bowl.
- Combine chocolate chips and Crisco/vegetable oil in a large microwave-safe bowl.
- Heat until melted, stirring every 30 seconds until mixture is smooth. This will take 1–2 minutes in the microwave.
- Immediately combine chocolate mixture with Golden Grahams and marshmallows and stir together.
- Pour into prepared pan and press to smoothly compact.
- Chill in refrigerator until set and slice into squares.
These yummy bars can be mixed up by changing the type of chocolate chips used and the amounts of each ingredient. Add bits of candy to spice up these bars as well! Special notes when making this treat: 1. Making these are messy, especially when mixing all the ingredients together. 2. These bars are easy to melt so let set in the refrigerator when you first make them. Don't let them set for too long though or they are hard to cut. A knife with a ridged edge should work best when cutting into squares. 3. Bars last about a week.