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Golden graham s’mores are a delicious and simple combination of Golden Grahams cereal, mini marshmallows and milk chocolate. These simultaneously crunchy and chewy bars are a great no-bake treat for the whole family.

Golden graham s'more on a white plate with more plates in the background.

I have always had a thing for Rice Krispie Treats, which is pretty apparent if you take a look through the recipes here on My Baking Addiction.

In my opinion, there really is no easier or more delicious sweet treat than a combination of cereal and gooey, buttery marshmallows. It just works – which is why it’s been a crowd favorite for years.

I pretty much have a recipe for everything from Classic Rice Krispie Treats to fun and festive Halloween Rice Krispie Treats. But one of my very favorite cereal and marshmallow combinations doesn’t actually contain Rice Krispies cereal, but instead – Golden Grahams. 

Golden graham s’mores combine Golden Grahams cereal with melted marshmallows and pieces of chocolate to create the most delicious, crowd-pleasing, s’mores-inspired dessert bar – and there’s no campfire needed. 

Ingredients for golden graham s'mores on a marble countertop.


When I was pregnant with Elle, Golden Grahams cereal and s’mores were two of my biggest cravings.

So you can imagine how excited I was when I learned, while in the middle of those cravings, that golden graham s’mores are a thing.

Marshmallows and butter melted together in a metal saucepan to make golden grahams smores.

If you’ve never had a golden graham s’more, it’s like a cross between a s’more and a classic rice krispie treat. The base is made up of Golden Grahams cereal and the bars are packed with marshmallows and chocolate chips.

They’re golden grahams cereal treats taken to the next level.

The bars are crunchy from the cereal, gooey from the marshmallows, and are a fun twist on the campfire classic. Not to mention, they’re way more portable!

Spatula mixing together golden graham s'mores in a metal saucepan.


Just about anyone could whip up these simple treats in no time. They would definitely be a fun recipe to make with kids during the summer!

Ingredients you’ll need

With the exception of the butter, you can keep all of the ingredients for these bars in your pantry so you can make golden graham s’mores any time you like.

Base for golden graham s'mores pressed into a white baking dish.

You’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter & mini marshmallows: Just like if we were making rice krispie treats, the base of these s’mores bars is butter and mini marshmallows. We’ll also stir in some mini marshmallows at the end so there are pockets of gooey marshmallows throughout!
  • Pure vanilla extract: A little bit of vanilla extract goes a long way to making these bars even more delicious. Think of it as that little extra “something.”
  • Golden Grahams cereal: This cereal makes for the perfect graham cracker base for our s’mores bars.
  • Milk chocolate chips: You can’t have s’mores without chocolate! I like to fold in the chocolate chips after adding the cereal so they get melty but you still get little bits of chocolate throughout.
  • A Hershey’s bar: I like to break a Hershey’s bar into pieces and use it to decorate the top of these golden graham s’mores!
Assembled golden graham s'mores, decorated with pieces of a hershey's bar, in a white baking dish.

Do you have to use Golden Grahams brand cereal?

I always make these bars with the name-brand Golden Grahams cereal, but you don’t have to use the General Mills stuff!

There are a lot of companies making their own versions of graham cracker cereal these days, so feel free to use whichever one is your family’s preference.

Close up of sliced golden graham s'mores in a white baking dish, with some of the bars removed.

Making these treats

Before you get started, thoroughly butter a 13×9-inch pan. You want to grease the pan so that the bars don’t stick and are easy to get out!

Grab a big saucepan or Dutch oven and and melt the butter over low heat, then add all but 1 cup of the mini marshmallows. Once the marshmallows are melted, remove the pan from the heat and add the vanilla.

Now it’s time to add the cereal, stirring until it is fully coated in the marshmallow mixture. Fold in the remaining marshmallows and the chocolate chips.

Use a buttered spatula or your hands sprayed with nonstick cooking spray to press the mixture into the pan and top with the Hershey’s bar pieces.

Let the bars cool before cutting them into squares and enjoying!

Three white plates, each holding a golden graham s'mores.


Store these bars the same way you would store chocolate rice krispie treats. Golden graham s’mores will keep for about a week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

Overhead view of a pan of golden graham s'mores surrounded by plates of the s'mores bars.


If this fun, portable golden graham s’mores recipe has you craving more unique s’mores-inspired treats, I’ve got you covered! Check out any of these 8 recipes for ways to enjoy that classic graham cracker, chocolate, and marshmallow combo.

Golden graham s'more on a white plate, surrounded by more plates and a baking dish of s'mores bars.
Close up of a sliced golden graham s'more on a white plate.

Golden Graham S’mores

Golden graham s’mores are a delicious and simple combination of Golden Grahams cereal, mini marshmallows and milk chocolate. These simultaneously crunchy and chewy bars are a great no-bake treat for the whole family.
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Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24 bars


  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 6 ½ cups miniature marshmallows divided use
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 cups Golden Grahams cereal
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 Hershey’s bar cut into pieces


  • Butter a 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking pan.
  • In large saucepan melt butter over low heat. Add in 5 1/2 cups of marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add in Golden Grahams cereal; stirring until well coated. Fold in the remaining 1 cup of marshmallows and milk chocolate chips.
  • Using buttered spatula, press the mixture into the prepared pan. Gently press Hershey’s Bar pieces into the top of the bars.
  • Cool to room temperature. Cut into 2-inch squares.


Store Golden Graham S’mores tightly covered at room temperature for up to a week.


Serving: 1bar | Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 240IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 2mg
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Sunday 9th of February 2014

Your post made me giggle. I was the Box Tops Coordinator for my kids school for about 10 years and I too cut them into perfect little rectangles! My youngest is soon to graduate from high school, but he is still trained to cut every box top he sees: I find them on the kitchen counter all the time and send them to the elementary school they boys attended:)

I was searching for this recipe to make the high school ski team their favorite treat for the next race:)

Rachel @thedessertchronicles

Tuesday 15th of October 2013

I LOVE golden grahams! Can't wait to make these!

Beth Young

Tuesday 15th of October 2013

I LOVE Golden Grahams! I'm really sad that I can't get them in Italy! Will be trying this recipe out when I'm next in the UK!

The Bearfoot Baker

Saturday 12th of October 2013

Oh the hours spent collecting box tops! LOL I bet your Golden Grahams S'mores will make it more fun. I am going to make them and I will let you know. ;)


Wednesday 16th of October 2013

Yes! Please stop back and let us know! Have a fantastic day!



Friday 11th of October 2013

Well this is timely. I was just saying yesterday that although I don't think I've tasted a golden graham since I was ten years old, I suddenly had a mysterious craving for the sugary little things. Hmm. And now this recipe . . . well, I think a trip to the grocery is in order this morning. Yum! P.S. So excited for your little one on the way!!!

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