No Bake S'mores Bars are the perfect shareable treat! Crunchy graham cracker crust, creamy chocolate truffle center and gooey toasted marshmallow topping. Best of all, no oven needed.
Have you ever said to yourself, "You know what? I've always wanted a reason to own a blow torch." Here ya go.
No bake s'mores bars are like the combination of childhood summers spent camping and the quick fixes of adulthood. Like, you get the gooey marshmallow and chocolate treat but you don't have to sleep outside and get bug bites. Personally, that's the ultimate win for me.
Don't get me wrong, I loved camping as a kid. But like, the campground with bathrooms and sinks and a short walk to the beach kind of camping. That's about as "roughing it" as I can get. The emergence of 'glamping' - I AM ALL OVER IT. Good thing we can still get our s'mores fix on without all our clothes having to smell like campfire. Phew!
Or maybe you totally love that kind of stuff, but these No Bake S'mores Bars are here to help out with that sweet treat craving without worrying about your marshmallow falling into the fire pit.
Simple and Quick No Bake S'mores Bars
Even better than the taste, even better than the nostalgic childhood treat - these S'mores Bars are super simple and super quick to whip up.
If you don't have a food processor, you can always approach the graham crackers old school style - plastic bag and meat mallet/large bowl/toddler feet, etc.
Tips for making the S'mores Bars
- Spray the 13x9 pan with cooking spray and line with parchment paper. A light rubbing of butter will also work. Just enough to get the parchment paper to stick. Unless you plan on cutting them in the pan in which case proceed with the naked pan.
- Top the bars with the mini marshmallows before chilling so they'll stick the to chocolate layer.
- Once your s'mores bars are chilled and set, remove from the pan to a fire safe (something like this Boos Maple Cutting Board.
- REMOVE THE PARCHMENT PAPER BEFORE TORCHING MARSHMALLOWS. Let's not start any indoor campfires shall we?
- If any of the marshmallows light under the flame of the torch, just blow out the flame like a birthday candle. Wish making optional.
- For easier cutting, run a sharp knife under super hot water first.
Let's talk about the Torch
A simple, easy to use blow torch is what you'll need to get those mini marshmallows perfectly toasted. This Blow Torch is the one that I use. It's simple to fill, easy to use and comes with a gauge to adjust the flame and to lock it. You'll have to buy the Butane separately, otherwise you just have a torch and no fire.
Now, how toasted you want those marshmallows - now that's on you. #teamgoldenbrown and slightly charred over here. If you're one of those "I'm just going to light my marshmallow on fire and let it become a charred gooey burnt sugar blob" well, I just don't know about you. To each their own right?
Other uses for your torch:
Now that you have this handheld fire maker, let's put it to use! These s'mores bars are an easy option for summertime crowds, but here are some other tasty treats to try out:
- Sally's Brownie Baked Alaska is ridiculous, perfect for summer and super fun to torch.
- Foodal's Creamiest Creme Brûlée because the crack of the spoon on that crunchy sugar is the best.
- Brynn over at The Domestic Dietitian has this ridiculous Banana Hot Chocolate I CANNOT WAIT to drink.
- For an adults only option, try this Boozy Orange Mocha on for size and top with marshmallows instead of whipped cream.
- Or for s'more s'mores (get it, ha) check out these Milk Chocolate Chip S'mores Cookies from Feast in Thyme.
Ready to enjoy put that torch to some use? Whip up some No Bake S'mores Bars campfire treats without having to sleep outside? We recommend enjoying them fort style in the living room for added ambiance.
No Bake S'mores Bars
- 1 box graham crackers (3 packages)
- 3 ¾ sticks unsalted butter (divided)
- 2 12-ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- 1 10-ounce bag mini marshmallows
- Prepare the crust: In a food processor, blend the graham crackers into a fine crumb and add to a large bowl. Melt 2 ½ sticks unsalted butter. Slowly pour into the graham crackers while stirring with a fork. Transfer the buttered crumbs to a 13x9 pan lined with parchment paper. Smooth into an even layer and press down using the bottom of a measuring cup.
- Melt the chocolate: In a large saucepan, melt the remaining 1 ¼ stick unsalted butter over low heat. Add the chocolate chips, stirring until mostly melted. The chocolate may appear like it is about to seize, but will smooth after incorporating the heavy cream. Add the heavy cream, stirring continuously until all the chocolate is melted and smooth.
- Layer the bars: Pour the chocolate over the graham cracker crust and smooth into an even layer. Top with mini marshmallows and chill for 2 to 4 hours to allow the chocolate to set. Remove from the pan and parchment paper. On a fire safe surface, use the blow torch to toast the marshmallows.
- Cut: Run a sharp knife under super hot water for 20 seconds. Wipe dry and cut the s'mores into bars.
Be back later honey ... off to by a blow torch!! Love love love how easy this recipe is! Short ingredient list but a ton of yummy flavor in a 9 x 13. Perfect for any summer get together or simply hording the entire pan for yourself (#me)
You had me at hello.
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Vanessa Vickery says
Smores sounds so good! It is not something we have here in Australia, but we definitely should. They look amazing!
Yum - These bars look amazing! I love that there's no fire pit or oven required!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life says
This look so delicious and perfect for summer when ain't nobody got the will to turn on that oven! If we keep having these 90F+ days, I'm definitely going to have to whip up a batch of these!
Carol Borchardt says
We're having the grandkids over soon and I look forward to trying this with them! They love s'mores!
Karyl Henry says
I love smores, but not necessarily the work...especially since at least one marshmallow ALWAYS falls into the fire! This looks like such a simple twist. I'm going to have to give this a shot
I'm drooling over the crust and chocolate layers in these bars but the crispy marshmallows on the top make this the ultimate s'mores dessert!
I'm so getting me a blow torch! Your recipe looks so tasty, wish there was a 'download' option for a slice! Great photos too!
Hmmmm!! I love smores and this will be great for the apartment living that I am doing right now!
It's hard to believe I haven't had one smores bar this summer :O I can't let that be so I'm just going to have to try this no-bake beauty to keep up with tradition! Your bars look magnificent. Sadly, I don't have a blow torch but I have caught myself asking that same question...must be a food blogger thing? But I mean, aside from the classic creme brulee I now have TWO reasons to own one 😉
The first sentence had me cracking up because I honestly ask myself that question a lot and I don't know why I haven't invested in it yet. I think my husband could get behind my decision if he could have these smores! Also, I am obsessed with your photography. It is gorgeous!
Right?! I bought one at the beginning of the summer and after I was like, "why on earth did that take me so long?"
Nicoletta Sugarlovespices says
They are really that easy to make! And they look outrageously good. Going to buy that blow torch right now! 🙂
Brynn McDowell says
These pictures are insane! Plus now I don't have to go camping to get my s'more fix.
Thanks so much Brynn!