I like a gooey s’more as much as the next girl, but there can definitely be too much of a good thing. If you overindulged in s’mores last summer and flee at the mention of marshmallows, give these bars a try to use up your excess of graham crackers. They taste like chocolate chip cookies and s’mores had a baby, thanks to the distinct taste and texture of the graham crackers. And as an added bonus, there won’t be any mosquitoes or fire hazards to fight with.

These graham cracker bars also make for a great dorm room recipe for when you’re craving something sweet. They’re quick to make and only need a few ingredients, with the graham crackers substituting for flour and all that other stuff. You’ll impress you friends, and they won’t even know how easy you had it.

Chocolate Chip Graham Cracker Bars

  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:30 minutes
  • Total Time:50 minutes
  • Servings:48 bars
  • Easy


  • 1 box graham crackers (3 sleeves)
  • 1 bag chocolate chips
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 2 cans condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
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  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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  • Step 2

    Line a 13×9 pan with parchment paper or greased aluminum foil.

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  • Step 3

    Crush the graham crackers into crumbs by using a rolling pin or food processor.

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  • Step 4

    Add the graham crackers, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, and salt. Stir together.

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  • Step 5

    Add the condensed milk and vanilla. Mix well until batter is combined.

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  • Step 6

    Spread the batter evenly into the pan.

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  • Step 7

    Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until set.

  • Step 8

    Let cool completely in pan before cutting into bars.

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  • Step 9

    If desired, coat bars in powdered sugar for a final touch.