Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

Easy, No-Bake Cereal S’mores Bars

No-Bake Cereal S’Mores Bars honestly can’t be beat. I’m talking gooey, sticky, crunchy, just a few ingredients, and no baking needed. There is something about cereal based desserts that brings you back to childhood. But trust me, these S’mores Bars will be devoured by adults and kids alike. I love bringing them to a backyard barbecue or cookout. Or they’re the perfect treat for your neighborhood block party!

No-Bake S'mores bars on parchment paper with text overlay

Why You’ll Love These Bars:

  • No-Bake!
  • Extra Crunchy
  • Just 5 ingredients!
  • S’Mores flavor without the bonfire.
S'mores bars ingredients laid out. Cereal, marshmallows, chocolate chips, and a stick of butter.

Ingredients You’ll Need for these S’mores Bars:

  • Golden Grahams Cereal
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Butter
  • Vanilla Extract
Marshmallows, chocolate chips, and butter in a nonstick skillet.

This recipe is essentially two steps. 1. Melt the chocolate, butter, marshmallows, and vanilla. 2. Stir in the cereal and press into a dish. That’s it!

Cereal s'mores mixture pressed into a baking dish with small bowls of chocolate chips and cereal next to it.

You can melt the ingredients in a large nonstick skillet or a dutch oven. You can even use the microwave, but do so carefully, stirring frequently. It’s very easy to burn chocolate in the microwave. Once the ingredients are melted just stir in the cereal and then press into a prepared baking dish. It’s best to really grease your baking dish with butter so nothing sticks.

Stack of 3 s'mores bars

Want another S’mores Treat? Check out these Layered S’mores Brownies!


Cereal S’mores Bars

  • Author: Kathleen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours
  • Yield: 12 large bars 1x


No-Bake Cereal S’Mores Bars honestly are gooey, sticky, crunchy, just a few ingredients, and no baking needed.



  • 6 tablespoons butter. Plus additional to grease pan (or cooking spray).
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 bag mini marshmallows (1 cup set aside)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 10 ounces Golden Grahams cereal (see note)


  1. Grease a 9×13 baking dish. You can use butter or cooking spray. You can also line the dish with parchment paper so you can easily lift the bars out.
  2. In a large pot or large skillet (non stick preferred), melt the butter, chocolate, vanilla, and marshmallows (less the 1 cup). Use medium heat and stir constantly. Be careful not to burn the chocolate. Keep melting and stirring until the mixture is smooth. You can also do this in the microwave in short 30 second intervals, stirring each time. But be careful as it’s very easy to burn chocolate in the microwave.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the Golden Grahams and the cup of marshmallows you set aside.
  4. Press the mixture into your prepared baking dish. The mixture will be sticky. Using wet hands help or I like to use the butter wrapper. Let the bars cool for 1-2 hours until set.
  5. Cut into bars and enjoy! To keep the knife from sticking, I like to wipe it off with a damp towel in between each cut.


Golden Grahams Cereal – Feel free to adjust how much cereal you use. I like about 10 ounces (about half of the family size box), but if you want your bars extra gooey then start with less cereal and keep adding until your desired chocolate:cereal ratio is reached.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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