S’mores Bars with Nuts

S'mores Bars

S’mores Bars. Lacking a campfire, this one is pretty good. Sticking to the traditional components of Hershey bars, graham crackers and marshmallows-this s’mores bar with nuts will please anyone. And you can serve them year round!

S'mores Bars

S’mores bars have three standards. Graham crackers, marshmallows and Hershey bars.

It doesn’t require a campfire though. Made quickly, and with the addition of nuts, these are a bit richer than the campfire version.

I made brownie s’mores and made graham cracker crumb s’mores with marshmallow creme, when Alex came home. He loved those, but I thought for s’mores day I’d rather stay closer to tradition.

I hadn’t planned on giving you a s’mores recipe today, but then I found out that it’s National S’mores Day. Who knew?

Tuesday night found me making these to bring over to the once little girl who lived across the street. Well, she’s not a little girl anymore and she doesn’t live across the street anymore either.

But she is a brand new mommy and I feel old. Hopefully these s’mores will remind her of all those good times so long ago and I’ll be reminded that there are still  many more  s’mores to come!

My mom wasn’t a big s’mores bar lover, but she did enroll me in Brownies, which is where I probably ate my first s’mores bar.

S'mores Bars

I know I was a Brownie because I have a photo with the beanie cap on my head.

There are  just two things I remember about that experience. The first was that my mom never volunteered. The second was that I went to Brownie summer camp for a week and discovered, not the great outdoors, but s’mores. I came home feeling like my parents had held out on me.

Where had s’mores been all of my seven years? Well, they certainly weren’t at my house. From that point on I had a romantic notion of nature and it always included s’mores.

Going on a picnic? Must have s’mores. I’ve even resorted to using a firelighter to try to turn my marshmallows golden. It doesn’t work so well, nor does the microwave.

When my kids were growing up, I had all the s’mores ingredients on hand. We had the graham crackers, the Hershey bars, and of course the jet puffed marshmallows.

We took the Weber kettle from the Weber grill and set it up on the cement pad in our back yard and made fires in it. This was before there were fire pits everywhere. We got long sticks and when their little friends  were over we made s’mores.

Even when they were in high school, we made s’mores. I prefer my marshmallows a touch burnt, thank you. And that is the only way I eat marshmallows.

S'mores Bars

My kids grew up in the outdoors with s’mores. They knew the smell of nature and it smelled like a touch of pine and burning sugar. (If only someone could bottle that. I think it would make a great room spray.)

Their burnt fingers knew dripping liquid chocolate and crunchy honey grahams. No sirree. Unlike my folks I made sure my kids knew the great outdoors.

Lucky for us we  have a great backyard with towering spruce trees. One can hear the wind sliding through. One can hear the owls hooting and the fire snapping and one can almost hear kid’s voices-but nope one can’t.

When eating s’mores around a campfire or a Weber kettle, it is almost irreverent to talk. One must watch the red tendrils of the glowing fire catch the sugar of the marshmallows and one must be quick to pull out the glowing stick before the white marshmallow turns suddenly black.

This takes concentration, my friends. And one must not forget that mom is always there to wash your smoke filled clothes.

Our weather is starting to get cool. School starts next week. I remember with sadness when summer ended and school started. It was bittersweet and always ended with two birthdays, two cakes, some friends and s’mores bars.

Enjoy them while you can.

S'mores Bars

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S'mores Bars

S’mores Bars with Nuts

  • Author: Abbe Odenwalder
  • Prep Time: 15 MINS
  • Cook Time: 17 MINS
  • Total Time: 60 Minutes*
  • Yield: Yield: 1 13 x 9 pan
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Sticking to the traditional components of Hershey bars, graham crackers and marshmallows-this s’mores recipe will please anyone. Especially if you love nuts!



1 1/2 sleeves of Honey Graham Crackers (You may not need them all, but some break! Or get eaten!)

14 ozs of Hershey’s with Almond bars (the individual size)

2 sticks butter

1 c brown sugar

1 c pecans (I didn’t chop them.)

1 t vanilla

1/2 of a bag of marshmallows (I was lucky to find flat marshmallows. Who knew? If yours are puffy, just slice in half.)


Preheat oven to 350.Lightly grease a 13 x 9 pan. (I use the butter wrappers.) Place graham crackers in a single layer on the bottom of pan. You will have to break some of them to fit.

Add butter to a large saucepan. Place over medium heat and cook until melted. Add brown sugar and pecans and bring the mixture to a boil. Use a whisk and make sure that butter and sugar are combined well together. Boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

Pour over graham crackers and spread into an even layer.

Bake for 7-8 minutes or until the edges are bubbling. While this is baking, remove Hershey bars from wrappers. Remove bars from oven. Place flat marshmallows on top. Top with Hershey bars. Evenly distribute it all.

Maybe eat a Hershey bar, if you’d like. Now place foil over the entire pan and allow the chocolate and marshmallows to melt. After about 10 minutes, remove foil and spread the chocolate.

Chill in fridge until cooled. About 30-60 minutes should do it. Remove from pan and slice into squares. Once they are at room temperature they become more buttery and the chocolate melts just enough to remind you of a real campfire cooked s’mores.


*Does not include chilling time.

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  • Jeff the Chef
    July 19, 2018 at 6:05 am

    What a nice twist on a s’more – and I don’t even need to build a campfire!

  • NancyC
    June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Wow-what a great summer treat! Actually, a great treat for all year long! 🙂

  • mjskit
    August 17, 2017 at 3:27 am

    I am a S'mores fanatic so you have me reeling with these recipe! What fun and oh so yummy!

  • Pam
    August 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    Great story, Abbe! I love S'mores and haven't had one in years, so I need to make your version! Love all those nuts in it too! I was a Camp Fire Girl in Ohio, and went to camp too, but they were holding out on S'mores there too.
    I definitely hate to see summer coming to a close, it's enough to make me bawl! ☺ And our only grandchild's family packed up and moved way out to AZ recently, where he started school last week, for crying out loud, August 8th!
    Have a fun-filled happy week!

  • Nammi
    August 14, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    oh yummm, my son did a pizza oven for school science project once and we made smores! This looks delicious!

  • Tricia Buice
    August 12, 2017 at 7:05 pm

    How fun! I remember being a brownie and selling cookies, making crafts, etc. My first camping trip we made hobo sandwiches with a can of Campbell's vegetable soup (no water) mixed with ground beef then spooned on a bun. Funny how we keep those food memories in our pantry! Love this beautiful version with nuts – brilliant!

  • Karly
    August 12, 2017 at 2:14 am

    Could really go for one (or a dozen) of these bad boys right now. I am SO in love!

  • In Good Flavor
    August 12, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Goodness! Reading this makes my feel like I'm missing out on a S'mores experience because I have never had one in your backyard. It sounds wonderful! This oven baked version looks divine, and I love the addition of pecans!

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    August 11, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    S'mores never looked so good to me, Abbe! What a great adaptation of a delicious favorite.

  • zoe
    August 11, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    This was a great post Mom. You're sure right, brings back many memories. Evan and I just had smores in Virginia and all the kids were going crazy, but I think we appreciated it more. We're still talking about it.

    Let's make them when I come home! I love you!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      August 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks sweetie. There is nothing like having s'mores with the kids around! I say we make a fire when you come home. Now when will that be?

  • Angie Schneider
    August 11, 2017 at 5:35 am

    Decadently delicious and addictive! Can't resist the combo of pecans and chocolate.

  • GiGi Eats Celebrities
    August 11, 2017 at 3:01 am

    I friggin' ADORE graham crackers. MMMMM THOSE CRACKERS ARE JUST — HEART EYES —

    I wonder how I could re-create them?!?!! CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

  • Liz Berg
    August 11, 2017 at 1:22 am

    Whoa, these are better than any s'mores of my childhood! The ordinary version were always part of our picnic dinners when we were in Colorado, but I'd be even happier with one of your bars!!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      August 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Well these are really good Liz. But nothing takes the place of a campfire!

  • Kitchen Riffs
    August 11, 2017 at 1:14 am

    Burnt is the best way to eat marshmallows. Although the molten center of marshmallows can be darn hot! I was never a Brownie or Girl Scout (go figure!) but my sisters were, so I learned about s'mores from them. This is truly good stuff — thanks.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      August 11, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Kind of like ordering a steak-everyone has their preferred "doneness". Thanks John!

  • Chris Scheuer
    August 10, 2017 at 11:54 pm

    Yum! I never tire of s'more renditions and this one looks fabulous!

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      August 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Chris! Judging by how fast they disappeared I would have to agree!

  • Carol at Wild Goose Mama
    August 10, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    Oh No I am doomed! Just when I didn't think smores could get any better. This over the top. I was a brownie too. And a girl scout. You know it's been awhile since I had one of those burnt marshmallows. Lol.

    • Abbe Odenwalder
      August 11, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      These are pretty damn good Carol! Time to make a fire!