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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. 

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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.

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.

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How to Make Golden Grahams 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.

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.

Storage

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.

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.

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Get ready for your favorite campfire treat packed into a portable cookie! S’mores Cookies are sweet and chewy, stuffed with graham cracker pieces and chocolate chips and topped with gooey marshmallows.
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Golden Graham S’mores

By: Jamie
4.54 from 49 ratings
Cook: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 24 bars
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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions 

  • 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.

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Notes

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

Nutrition

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

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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14 Comments

  1. Beth Young says:

    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!

  2. The Bearfoot Baker says:

    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. ;)

    1. Jamie says:

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

      -Jamie

  3. Allison says:

    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!!!

  4. lynn @ the actor's diet says:

    When I was a kid I’d read the side of the Golden Grahams box wanting to make these. I think it’s time…

  5. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says:

    I looooove the look of this!!

  6. Mimi @ Culinary Couture says:

    First off, your pictures are gorgeous! Secondly, I clip box tops for my nephew’s school all the time! It’s a great program!

  7. Linda says:

    Did your cereal stay crispy? Mine got soft and leathery. Not very appetizing.

    1. Amber says:

      You may have had your heat too high with the butter and marshmallows melting…

  8. Cookbook Queen says:

    You are so cute — Jon David’s school has a competition each month for the class that brings in the most box tops. The winner gets pizza. So of course…I am always sending in box tops!! Such a cool program. And I LOVE these bars!!

  9. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    I’ve made a s’mores puppy show using golden grahams cereal, I’ll have to try this too!

  10. Ashley M. says:

    These look sooooo yummy!