Browned Butter S’mores Treats are an easy no-bake summer treat! These treat bars are made with golden graham cereal and have all the flavor of s’mores without the campfire!

 

No-bake desserts are the way to go during hot summer months. Check out these Margarita Cheesecake Bites with a Homemade Cracker Crust for another no-bake dessert option!

 

Browned Butter S'mores Treats sliced with marshmallows and chocolate bar on the side

 

What are Browned Butter S’mores Treats?

Browned Butter S’mores Treats are similar to a rice krispy treat. They are made with golden graham cereal, marshmallows, chocolate chips and a hint of vanilla. These ingredients combine to make a quick and fun treat bar that is similar to traditional s’mores without the open flame and campfire.

 

Browned Butter S’mores Treats Details

 

Level of Difficulty: Easy! These treat bars require melting butter on the stove and combining the ingredients. The most difficult part is waiting for the treat bars to cool and firm up before indulging.

Time: 10 minutes is all it takes to make these treat bars. I suggest waiting an hour before slicing to allow them cool.

Flavor: Sweet! The marshmallow, vanilla and chocolate give these bars a sweet flavor. The golden graham cereal give a cinnamon and honey flavor.

 

Close up shot of s'mores treats to show the crispy texture

 

Ingredients

These s’mores treats require just a few pantry staples!

 

How to Make Browned Butter S’mores Treats

Brown the butter. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add butter. Allow butter to melt stirring occasionally. Once butter is melted, continuously stir. You want to continuously stir to prevent the butter from burning. The butter will become foamy. Stir until butter is brown and has a nutty aroma.

Mix ingredients. Add the marshmallows to the butter and stir until the marshmallows are melted and mixed with the butter. Remove the pot from heat and stir in the vanilla. Add the golden grahams cereal. Stir to combine marshmallow mixture with cereal. Add in the chocolate chips. Stir to mix with other ingredients. The chocolate will begin to melt while mixing. This is okay. This makes the s’mores treats taste just like a campfire treat!

Add to pan. Use either a 9×13 or 8×8 pan. If using the 9×13 pan, the treat bars will be skinnier. If using the 8×8 pan, the treat bars will be tall. I find it easier to distribute the mixture in a 9×13 pan. Spray pan with cooking spray or line the pan with parchment paper. Place the cereal mixture in the pan. Use parchment paper on your hands to press the cereal down into the pan and distribute the mixture evenly. Allow the mixture to cool and the marshmallows to harden before slicing. Use a sharp knife to slice.

 

FAQ

What does s’more mean? S’more is slang for give me some more! These smore’s treats will certainly have you saying ‘s’more!’

Help! I don’t have marshmallows. Can I still make s’mores treats? Yes, you can still make s’mores treats without marshmallows. In place of the marshmallows, use marshmallow crème or marshmallow fluff. You could also melt leftover Peeps in place of traditional marshmallows. Be careful, the color of the peep will combine with the chocolate so it may not be visually appetizing.

What is a good substitute for golden grahams cereal in these s’mores treats? In place of the cereal, you could chop up traditional graham crackers into cereal size pieces. You could also use Rice or Corn Chex. If using Chex, I would suggest adding some cinnamon and sugar to the mix to get a sweeter taste. This option has not been tested.

What is the difference between s’mores treats and actual s’mores? S’mores Treats are made inside over the kitchen stove. They are served as a handheld treat with all of the s’mores ingredients combined. Actual s’mores are made outside over a campfire. A large marshmallow and chocolate piece are sandwiched between graham crackers to make a yummy campfire treat!

 

Expert Tips

 

S'mores Treats stacked on top of each other. A yummy pile of treats!

 

 

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Browned Butter S'mores Treats sliced with marshmallows and chocolate bar on the side
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4.25 from 4 votes

Browned Butter S'mores Treats

Browned Butter S'mores Treats are an easy no-bake summer treat! These treat bars are made with golden graham cereal and have all the flavor of s'mores without the campfire!

Equipment

  • 1 Large Pot
  • 1 Spatula
  • 1 9x13 or 8x8 pan
  • Parchment Paper

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Unsalted Butter
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 1/2 cup Milk or Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 cup Mini Marshmallows
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  • Spray 9x13 pan with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • Add butter to a large pot. Turn heat to medium to melt butter. Once butter is melted, stir continously. Butter will become foamy. Stir until butter is brown and smells nutty.
  • Add marshmallow to butter. Stir marshmallows to melt. Remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add cereal. Stir until all cereal is covered with marhsmallow mix.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir to combine. The chocolate chips will melt while stirring.
  • Add mixture to a 9x13 pan. Use a piece of parchment paper to press down on cereal mixture to evenly distribute throughout pan.
  • Allow cereal to completely cool before slicing.

9 Responses

  1. I made this recipe as soon as you posted it and let me tell you: we all LOVE it.
    Love everything about it, the crunchiness and sweetness. so good

  2. 2 stars
    I followed the recipe exactly, including the ingredients listed in the actual recipe (meaning, 1 cup of mini marshmallows and 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips, etc.). It looked good when I spread it out in a 9×13 pan. Once it cooled, I cut a piece using my Pampered Chef brownie knife, and it crumbled instantly! There is no possible way that they can be cut into squares. I was very disappointed. My husband, God bless him, loved the taste of them anyway and was eating it right out of the pan. He said we can put some on the bottom of a bowl and top with vanilla ice cream to eat it all, but I will not be making these again. There’s no way to cut them to hold them (like a normal Rice Krispie treat) without them all crumbling. I’ll stick with making regular S’mores in the microwave.

    1. Hi Angela- thanks for the feedback! I am happy that your husband enjoyed the treats. I will test again and try to determine why yours did not cut well. Enjoy your day!

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