Summer is not complete with at least a few bonfires that involve making S’mores recipes with the kids. There is something about that roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate that makes both kids and adults happy. There is also, something special about a dessert recipe that you create outside as a group while debating about the technique for the perfect roasted marshmallow. However when you are entertaining in the summer, or have little kids around that you can’t trust with an open fire, these S’mores bars are a great alternative and really are not just summer dessert recipes.
Summer Dessert Recipe: S’Mores Recipes For Kids
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Making these S’Mores recipes dessert bars ahead of time is also another plus of this recipe. Stacked up on a dessert bar allows your guests to enjoy them at their own leisure. These bars are not just kid friendly, but the adults I recently served them too, gobbled them up and all wanted the recipe. With just a few ingredients you too can make this childhood treat that will get even the stuffiest of adults reminiscing of the outdoor bonfires they had as kids.
This dessert recipe is a perfect one to create with the kids in your kitchen. They love the layering process, and of course, will likely enjoy licking the spoon every now and then as you work through the layers! Grab the aprons and get started!
First, line a tray with graham crackers. The obvious start to any S’mores recipes you make.
Layer a jar of Marshmallow fluff over the crackers. This can be messy but with a little patience you can spread this sweet confection over the bars. I added roasted almonds to the first batch but think I like them without.
For the chocolate layer, simply microwave chocolate chips and Sweetened Condensed milk together until smooth. I do this in 30-second increments so I don’t burn the chocolate in the microwave. Nobody likes burnt chocolate in their dessert recipe!
You do need to work quickly at this point, as this chocolate mixture starts to harden quickly. I found using a offset spatula worked well to spread this mixture. Don’t worry about any marbling you might get when the chocolate hits the fluff, I think it gives this dessert bar character.
Allow this S’Mores recipes for bars to cool in the fridge. This is especially important during the summer months. Be sure to cut and store them in a cool place as well as I noticed the longer they sat out at room temperature, the fluff started oozing from the bars. Still tastes amazing just not as appealing on a serving tray.
I love yummy S’Mores recipes like this one for a special treat on weekend barbecue days! These are a little sweeter than the traditional version so cut them smaller and your guests can just grab another one or two. You may even want to sprinkle some Graham cracker crumbs on the top of the chocolate.
Other great dessert recipe ideas:
- 8 graham crackers
- 1 cup marshmallow creme
- 1 bag, 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
- 1 can, 14 ounces condensed milk
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line bottom of a 9-by-13-inch baking dish with graham crackers, breaking them to fit if necessary. Bake until crackers are lightly toasted and fragrant, about 8 minutes. Don't over bake. Spread the top with marshmallow creme.
- In a heatproof bowl water, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk. Microwave, stirring occasionally, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth. Adding only 30 seconds at a time. Pour chocolate mixture over marshmallow creme; working quickly, swirl together with a thin-bladed knife. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour. Cut into 18 squares.
- I kept them in the fridge as they sort of "melted" when at room temp.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145 Sodium: 162mg Carbohydrates: 31g Sugar: 12g Protein: 2g