Smores Cereal Bars Recipe


When you’re out camping, what’s that one staple treat that you crave? Smores are one of the primary sweet treats that is an ideal dessert after a big meal near the campfire. There’s something about the gooey, soft sensation of marshmallows fusing seamlessly with the chocolate bar, then sandwiched together with two pieces of sweet graham crackers.

Cereal-based deserts are a perfect no-bake base to incorporate smores. Though, what if you want that same smores marshmallow treat within the comforts of your home kitchen? Luckily, there is a way to have a sweet campfire treat even before lunch or dinnertime! Here, we will go over our smores cereal recipe and the tips when making them.

What Is Smores Cereal?

Smores Cereal

Smores cereal or smores cereal bars are a combination of ingredients you would find in a smores, but instead of using whole graham crackers, you would incorporate graham cracker cereal into your recipe.

Typically, one of the prominent recipes for this snack would be Cinnamon Toast Crunch smores or Honey Maid mini smores.

Smores cereal bars are a universal snack that can be used for a variety of occasions. Either for a pastime snack, Sunday dessert, lunch treat, or even for those self-indulgent moments, this is an ideal sweet treat to cure that smores sweet tooth craving. Another benefit is that you don’t have to wait for camping to have them.

Smores Cereal

Smores Cereal Bars Recipe

Smores cereal or smores cereal bars are a combination of ingredients you would find in a smores, but instead of using whole graham crackers, you would incorporate graham cracker cereal into your recipe.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 280 kcal


  • 1 Cooking Pan
  • 1 Large Pot (To mix in ingredients)


  • ½ cups Unsalted Butter
  • 2-3 cups Chocolate Chips
  • 5 cups Graham Cracker Cereal
  • 12-15 oz Mini Marshmallows


Step #1 Prepping Your Cooking Pan and Ingredients:

  • Before getting started, make sure that you gather up your ingredients to avoid any potential mistakes.
  • Take your cooking pan and lightly coat it with cooking spray. This will help the smores cereal mix to stick correctly.
  • Next, gather your butter, marshmallows, and a large saucepan for the next step.

Step #2 Heating Up Your Marshmallows and Butter:

  • Once you have gathered your marshmallows and butter, place a large saucepan on the stovetop, then add the butter.
  • On your stovetop, place on medium heat, allowing the butter to melt. Once completely melted, add 12 ounces of mini marshmallows and vanilla extract into the pan and stir together.

Step #3 Add the Graham Cracker Cereal and Chocolate Chips in Mix:

  • After mixing the marshmallows, butter, and vanilla extract into the saucepan, and it’s clump-free, add the graham cracker cereal and chocolate chips.
  • Place it on low heat and make sure that you scrape the melted marshmallow off the sides of the saucepan to get an even mix.
  • Keep stirring until the mixture is evenly covered in marshmallows and chocolate.

Step #4 Place Your Mix in the Cooking Pan:

  • Finally, once your mix has cooled down, place it into the cooking pan and spread it around evenly. Once spread, you can sprinkle a few cups of marshmallows and chocolate chips onto the mix.
  • Let it cool down for 30 minutes before slicing and serving.
Keyword smores cereal, smores marshmallows

Tips & Tricks for Smores Cereal Bars

When making smores cereal bars, you want to get the most out of this treat, and sometimes you want to add in a few extra ingredients. Here are some tips and tricks to consider when making this sweet campfire treat.

Smores Cereal

Never Put Your Mix on High Heat

When making smores cereal bars, it’s essential to keep it on either low or medium heat. If you are cooking your mix on high heat, you might cause it to burn or the chocolate to seize. Placing your mix on high heat can result in a different outcome than what it’s expected to be. 

Use a Kitchen Torch to Melt Marshmallows

If you are craving that authentic toasty marshmallow goodness that’s synonymous with smores, try to toast your marshmallows over an open flame. You can either carefully do this over a stovetop flame, or one reasonably popular way to do so is to toast them using a kitchen torch. This will give your smores cereal bars that sweet, toasty smores flavor. 

Stir your Mixture With a Wooden Spoon

When mixing your ingredients, it’s ideal to stir with a wooden spoon rather than a metal one. A wooden spoon provides stability and strengthens your movement when mixing the ingredients together. Because the mixture thickens, you want complete control and to ensure that every marshmallow and chocolate chip mixes in with the other ingredients evenly. 

Storage and Freezing 

Once you’re done, to keep them from going stale, place your smores cereal bars in an airtight container or a super seal plastic bag to put in the fridge. Smores cereal bars typically stay fresh for about 48 hours until they start getting stale. If you want to keep them longer, place the bars in a freezer-safe bag or container. You can store your cereal bars for three months. 

Nutrition Information for Smores Cereal Bars

Smores Cereal

For more information on smores cereal bars’ calories, below are the nutrition facts for this recipe.

Serving: 1 Bar

Calories 280kcal
Carbohydrates 49g
Protein 2g
Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 9mg
Monosaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium  131mg


Potassium 117mg
Fiber 1-4g
Sugar 35g
Vitamin A 300IU
Vitamin C 4.0mg
Calcium 80mg
Iron 3.5mg



So, in conclusion, you don’t need to go out camping to enjoy a delicious smores treat. Smores cereal bar treats are a perfect past time treat or dessert to savor within the comforts of your home. It’s easy to make, and if you want to preserve them for later, you can either store them in your fridge for a week or put them in a freezer bag. We hope you enjoyed reading this article!

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  1. My whole family loved this!

  2. denisevflowers says:

    Followed this recipe exactly (including the foil step) and mine looked exactly like the picture!

  3. rachelmjohns says:

    It’s a good recipe, but it’s so hot! I love hot food

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