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.
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.
WHAT ARE GOLDEN GRAHAM S’MORES?
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.
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!
HOW TO MAKE GOLDEN GRAHAM S’MORES
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.
- 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!
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.
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!
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.
MORE CREATIVE S’MORES RECIPES
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.