Every summer of mine has been spent wakeboarding, roasting marshmallows and sleeping under the stars. Unfortunately, the dreaded day has finally come: I’ve begrudgingly accepted a nine to five desk job for the summer. Instead of teaching campers how to cook over a fire, I’ll be crunching numbers for a finance firm. It’s not nearly the same as spending the summer outdoors. Already feeling nostalgic, I set out to find a s’mores bar recipe to help quell my post-camp blues.


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Summer Camp S'mores Bars

  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:45 minutes
  • Total Time:2 hours
  • Servings:12 bars
  • Medium


  • 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cup flour
  • 1 1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 18 large Jet-Puffed marshmallows
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  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine butter and brown sugar, then add eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until dough is formed.

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  • Step 2

    Place graham cracker mix in baking pan. Press with wooden spoon until even.

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  • Step 3

    Heat chocolate chips over the stove until melted, stirring constantly. If using a microwave, heat for 30 second intervals and stir until melted.

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  • Step 4

    Using a spatula, pour chocolate over the graham cracker layer and smooth. Set aside.

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  • Step 5

    Cut marshmallows in half using scissors.

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  • Step 6

    Place marshmallows evenly on top the the chocolate layer.

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  • Step 7

    Place pan into the oven and cook for 45 minutes until marshmallows are toasted.

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  • Step 8

    Remove pan from oven and let cool for at least one hour. Cut into evenly sized bars and enjoy!

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