S’mores Magic Bars

These S’mores Magic Bars will disappear almost as fast as you can make them, they are irresistible!

These S'mores Magic Bars will disappear almost as fast as you can make them, they are irresistible!


The last of my kiddos bit the dust the other day.  Gavin came out of his room two hours after we had put him to bed, crying that his ear hurt so bad.  Besides being struck by the fact that now all of my kiddos are sick (#crying), I was struck by just how few times Gavin has come out of his room after being put to bed!

These S'mores Magic Bars will disappear almost as fast as you can make them, they are irresistible!

If it seems like I’m bragging or totally jinxing myself, it’s because I am.

But really, we have been SO lucky when it comes to our kids and bedtime.  They stay in their beds, they don’t really fight it, they don’t come out . . . I’m not even sure I can think of another time that a kid has come downstairs after being put to bed.  Crazy, right??  I was just struck by it the other night when the poor poor kiddo was crying, (he has an ear infection by the way, thank God for amoxocilion), just totally struck by how lucky we are.

Knocking on all sorts of wood all over the place.

It’s like there’s some sleep magic going on in my house.

These S'mores Magic Bars will disappear almost as fast as you can make them, they are irresistible!

Speaking of magic (did you like that tie in?) these S’mores Magic Bars!  Oh man, you guys.  You are about to fall in love.

So most magic bars don’t have a sugar cookie layer.  But I argue that it is the sugar cookie layer that makes my magic bars . . . you know, magic!

Okay, I’m going to stop you right here and tell you the number one complaint that I’m going to get about this recipe:  It won’t set.  I got it a couple times on my Robin Egg Magic Bars, and honestly, I don’t know what to tell you guys.  These work for me.  Don’t get me wrong, they are gooey.  These aren’t a bar like a rice krispie treat that you can pack in your kids lunch for an extra special treat.  These are border line you need a fork for them.  But as you can see from the pictures, they totally hold up.  However, given that oven temperatures vary, I’m going to say if you pull out your magic bars and they still look super gooey in the middle, stick them back in for a few more minutes, definitely until the edges are golden, and just watch them so they don’t burn.

And if after an hour of cooling on the counter they still seem gooey . . . don’t be surprised.  I couldn’t really cut mine into bar shape until the next morning, but putting them in the refrigerator will speed that up a little.


S’mores Magic Bars


  • 9 graham cracker sheets (approximately 5.4 oz worth), crushed
  • 6 TBSPs of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 TBSPs granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 by 13 inch pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the graham crackers, the 6 TBSPs of butter (melted) and the 2 TBSPs of sugar. Press into the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a different bowl, mix together 1 1/4 cup flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking powder, set aside.
  4. Beat together 3/4 cup of granulated sugar and 1/2 cup unsalted butter until creamy, about two minutes. Add in the egg and then the vanilla until just combined. Slowly add in the flour mixture until it is fully combined.
  5. Very carefully spread the cookie dough mixture on top of the graham cracker crust. The easiest way to do this is to take small amounts, flatten it in your hands, and set it on the crust. You may not be able to entirely cover the graham cracker crust, that's okay.
  6. Evenly spread the mini marshmallows and the chocolate chips over the top of the cookie dough. Then evenly pour the sweetened condensed milk over the top.
  7. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. (Mined required 22 minutes.)
  8. Let the bars cool overnight before cutting. Or just take a fork and go for it.

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These S'mores Magic Bars will disappear almost as fast as you can make them, they are irresistible!


  1. Marti says

    I just put these in the oven however, when I went to look at them the marshmellows were browning too much on top so I put some foil over the pan, Has this ha?

  2. says

    …And we have the second batch (in one week) in the oven tonight! These things are so so so good! My family requested them again (and that is one wish I was more than happy to grant). I add a layer a peanut butter cause I like it on my s’mores. I seriously can’t get enough of these bars! If anyone can actually let them cool and set, he has the patience of a saint. I’m standing by the oven waiting to be able to dig in with a spoon! We discovered your blog on Pinterest. We love it! Thanks!

  3. Aubrey says

    These just came out of the oven. I was able to wait the required amount of time in order to keep from burning myself. They were amazing!!!! An ideal change from the typical magic bar with coconut. Not worried about them setting up!!! I took a corner piece, it was fine. The center will be perfect once it’s completely cooled ☺️

  4. Sue says

    I made these bars a couple of weeks ago and everyone loved them. My husband brought home graham crackers yesterday. Just a subtle hint to make more lol. My base did not set, though we did not mind. Not sure why not. Thank you for the recipe! Goimng to try again 🙂

  5. Jenny says

    This is just a personal preference but I like the marshmallows less brown. I found pouring the sweetened condensed milk over the marshmallows made them too brown. I think I would put the marshmallows on last.

  6. Alicia says

    These are seriously one of the BEST deserts I’ve ever eaten, much less made!!! And they are so easy. They are totally addicting. Thanks so much for sharing! They are my new favorite desert. ????

  7. Donna says

    Love these bars!! Don’t add extra sweetened condensed milk or it will make them gooey. I cooked mine a little longer than the recipe called for and they were perfect. Everyone loves them!!!

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