Indoor S’mores

crunchy, gooey, chocolatey

Another busy weekend for the Kramereseseses (Flanderseseses…). We started out Friday night by going to our friend Morgan’s improv show at Under St. Mark’s, then, instead of going to our usual bar, we all had a last minute (and, shall I say, genius) idea to go do karaoke. I have to admit, I had never done karaoke before, but I am excellent at it. And yes, everyone’s good at karaoke, as it requires next to no skill other than being able to read, but give me a break! I didn’t even ask you. Saturday morning, we woke up, did a few things around the house, and headed up to New Rochelle to see Kramer’s family for an early Rosh Hashanah celebration. Kramer’s aunt Beth, who makes adorable handmade cake pops, by the way, always puts out a serious spread when we come to visit. Brisket, mashed potatoes, latkes, chicken wings (perhaps not traditional, but so delicious), big rolls of challah, matzoh ball soup, veggies, and more. Of course, the wine flows freely, and don’t even get me started on dessert. I was completely fat and happy when I went to bed that night, and I know Kramer was, too. Thanks for the good food and good times, Beth! Sunday, Kramer and I got back on the train home, did a bit (and I mean a tiny bit) of cleaning, then went back out into Manhattan to check out the Feast of San Gennaro, which is a huge deal in NYC. They shut down basically all of Little Italy, and you can’t walk five feet without running into sausage and peppers, meatballs, pizza, zeppole, cannoli, and more. Kramer and I had hot sausage and peppers, of course, some really great margherita pizza, and a steak and mozzarella sandwich on garlic bread that was a revelation. After a few beers, we walked to the Angelika to see The Master. I do have to say, I loved it (surprise, surprise). Joaquin Phoenix just killed it – he definitely gave the best performance that I’ve seen this year, and I can’t wait to see him win an Oscar for it.

Indoor S'moresThe Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy.

Now, I know that I’ve made these s’mores bars before, but I figured that it’s been a few years and there’s nothing wrong with an oldie but a goodie. Everyone loves s’mores, right? Crunchy graham crackers, melty chocolate, and gooey marshmallow all sandwiched together for the perfect bite. It’s childhood incarnate. But, if you live in Brooklyn or any other metropolitan area, you probably don’t get to be around too many open fires. There’s always my other s’mores cookie bars, but for an even quicker s’mores fix, you can basically do these krispie treat versions of the same thing with fantastic results. Every time I make these, people go nuts for ’em – no lie! The crispy Golden Grahams cereal combined with melty marshmallows and rich chocolate are a hit every time, and perfect for bringing to the upcoming holiday parties and potlucks that I’m sure you will all be attending soon. These can be made in under 20 minutes flat, so do good by yourself and your loved ones by whipping up a batch this weekend!

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The crispiest latkes I’ve ever had.

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Rachel being beautiful.

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Happy Birthday to Bill!

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My prize for braving the crowds at the Feast of San Gennaro.

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After the feast, we saw The Master.

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Most importantly, though, we went out for karaoke.

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First, grab your Golden Grahams.

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And your marshmallows.

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Then just melt together your butter and marshmallows, add your cereal, stir, and press into a greased 9×13 pan.

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Then, when the bars are still hot, sprinkle your chocolate chips over the top and press down so that they stick to the marshmallow. Allow to cool before slicing into bars.

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You don’t need summer for s’mores!

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Indoor S'mores
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Serves: 20-25 bars
Golden Graham cereal, marshmallows, and chocolate chips combined for an indoor s'mores bar.
  • 1 box Golden Grahams cereal (or something similar)
  • 1½ bags marshmallows (about 15 ounces)
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 12-ounce bag semi-sweet chocolate chips
  1. In a large pot, melt together your butter and marshmallows until smooth. Remove from heat and add in the cereal. Stir to combine, then press into a greased 9x13 pan. When still hot, sprinkle the chocolate chips over the bars and use a greased spatula to press them down into the marshmallow so that they stick. Allow to cool completely, then cut into bars and serve. These will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


20 Responses

  1. I was disappointed to miss San Gennaro this year, but it’s getting written in stone for next year. I love anything Italian- the cannoli, the zeppoles, the garlic bread, mozzarella cheese, PIZZA! Yum!

    Whenever I see a recipe that includes breakfast cereal I generally scoff and turn away all snobbish (thinking something along the lines of ‘what am I, a 50’s housewife?’), but lately I’ve been crossing over to the dark side! These s’mores look amazing and would be so much fun to make :)

  2. Cherie says:

    We love these….thanks too you. We started making them a few years back when you posted. Having teenagers this is a nice on the run snack, it’s healthy right? Fortified cereal :)

    I have also made them in the microwave however not as good. My daughter slighty buned a batch on the stove once and everyone loved them. So this a can’t go wrong recipe.

    Thanks for all the awesome recipes :)

  3. These look dangerous…and awesome.

  4. I have never done karaoke either. It’s on my bucket list! Those bars look great. I love making something easy like that sometimes. I love Rachel’s hair. How does she keep the color so vibrant? I had some of my hair dyed pink last week and it washed out like seriously two days later. Bummer :(

  5. Mise says:

    They look gorgeous. I live in Ireland though (Yes, you have international following, lol) and we don’t have Golden Grahams here. I’m wondering what would be similar. Are they more of a shredded wheat texture (say ‘healthy’ cereal) than a ‘sweet’ cereal?

    • Sydney says:

      They are definitely sweet, but not overly so – they taste like honey crackers…if that makes any sense? One of my friends who lived in England for a while says that the closet thing she can think of would be Crunchy Nut. I’d say find the crunchiest, sweetest (but not sugar-iest) cereal that you think would stand up to being smothered in hot marshmallows and you’ll be good to go! You can also order Golden Grahams online…and honestly, it’s worth the treat!

  6. Sylvie says:

    Your prize at the Feast of San Gennaro looks delicious! And smores, you can never go wrong with smores.

  7. Lynna says:

    Karaoke?! Looks so funnn!

    & I`m loving thesee!! 😀

  8. Praestavi says:

    The S’mores look incredible. Despite my needing to watch what I eat, I know I’ll be buying Golden Grahams tomorrow, and making these at the earliest possible opportunity.

  9. Dude, these are amazing! I think I could eat the entire pan no problem. And I totally need to watch the master!

  10. they look AWESOME! I made G.G. Smores bars about a year ago but I added too many marshmallows and they weren’t sticking together so my no-bake idea turned into baked smores. I need to try yours – and follow the recipe :)

  11. april says:

    That looks delicious! I’m a s’mores lover and I’d really really, like reaaaalllllly, like try this one at home.. but Golden Grahams is not available where I live (somewhere in the Philippines) :(
    Can you please suggest an alternative for golden grahams? Thanks! :)

  12. rivka says:

    def need to make these soon! looks soooo good

  13. JulieD says:

    Oh wow, these look epic! And love the picture of you doing karaoke! :)

  14. Kasia Marie says:

    I’ve been making these ever since you first posted them. They’re amazing! But when I make these I mix the chocolate chips in with the cereal. I don’t know why, but every time I tried making them and pressing the chips into the top they wouldn’t stick! Weird. So I mix them in with the cereal, and the heat from the pan melts them a little. Nice!

  15. ChrisK says:

    how long do these smores last? Does anyone know?

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