Smores Bars Recipe- Gluten Free

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Spring is finally in the air, reminding me of campouts, cookouts and long lazy days spent on the river or the beach.  Those days don’t happen often, but I can dream, can’t I? Nothing reminds me of these days like ooey, gooey Smores, dripping with chocolate and marshmallows.  I can almost start drooling just thinking about them. My daughter had been moping around the house, bemoaning the fact she could no longer have her favorite treat, Smores bars, since she has Celiac.   This all changed after Saturday when I invited her to tag along with me to the Gluten & Allergen Free Wellness Event in Nashville.   While we were chatting with the rep from Enjoy Life foods, we discussed how difficult it is to make gluten free baked goods with the same taste and texture as regular treats.  She told us she often used Vanilla Honey Graham cookies for crusts and offered to let us take a box home to experiment with.  Naturally, my daughter couldn’t grab those cookies fast enough and asked me to make Smores bars as soon as we got home.   (If you are not gluten free, you can substitute regular graham crackers if you like. )

Ingredients
After I whipped up a batch, I had to agree. These are amazing! I cannot confirm or deny eating several of these for a snack because they were so hard to resist.  I didn’t get to eat as many as I would have liked because everyone else felt the same. They disappeared quickly. Maybe I shouldn’t have shared!  Here’s what you will need to make them:

Smores Bars Recipe- Gluten Free
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 12
 
I have included the ingredients for a gluten free version and a regular version.
Ingredients
  • Gluten free version:
  • 1 package (6.3 ounces) Crunchy Honey Graham crackers, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
  • Regular version:
  • 2 cups graham crackers, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each), chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix crushed cookies with butter. Spread across the bottom of a 8" by 8" baking pan. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven. Place marshmallows on top of crust mixture. Add chocolate to the top of marshmallows. Return to oven for 5 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows and chocolate are melted. Remove from oven and use a knife to make swirled patterns in the chocolate and marshmallow mixture. Allow to cool before cutting. I placed it in the freezer for 20 minutes to make it firm.
  2. Regular version:
  3. Mix graham crackers, sugar and butter together, then follow the directions for gluten free version.

Gluten Free Smores Bars

Use a knife to swirl the chocolate and marshmallow mixture together.

The texture of the these smores bars are similar to the regular version, but are a touch more crumbly.  Be sure to store them in the fridge before eating to allow them to become firm.

I received a package of cookies from Enjoy Life Foods, but was under no obligation to post about it, make yummy cookies or eat way too many.

Comments

  1. says

    I love that you’ve shared this! i seem to have gluten sensitivity and this year have tried to go gluten free. It makes a huge difference in how my body feels but I have had to give up several of my favorites. I will be making this over the summer for sure.

  2. Maria Oller says

    Oh gosh my son is in a gluten free diet to test if it’s really glutted whats wrong with him and it’s a bit harsh for him, I need to make this smores for him thanksss!

  3. says

    Wow, those S’mores sound really good, even though they’re gluten free! I was around a few women who are gluten free this past week and it was weird for me to be eating so much bread and stuff while they were asking for other stuff.

  4. Shauna says

    These sound delicious and I love that they are gluten free… yummy… also they sound very simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing

  5. says

    My mind is playing tricks on me because instead of ‘gluten-free’, I read ‘guilt-free’, and we know those are not! :) They look delicious!

  6. says

    Besides the Splenda being used, I would love to try this recipe. I am always looking for new gluten free recipes. This looks absolutely yummy!

  7. Amanda @ Erickson & Co. says

    We don’t use artificial sweeteners at our house, but these look really good. I have an aunt who is diabetic. I bet she would like these.

  8. says

    I have recently adopted a gluten-free diet and have been missing my favorite sweets. I am definitely going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  9. says

    I would eat my weight in these I’m thinking! I really like Enjoy Life Foods products. We don’t stick to a gluten free lifestyle but I always have some at home so I’ll have treats for guests for those that do.

  10. says

    This looks amazing I love smores and I have friends who are gluten free. This will surely be a treat for all my friends around the campfire this summer.

  11. says

    When I think of Smores, I think of camping. This year we are taking my kids camping for the first time and they will try smores for the first time too!

  12. says

    My MIL is currently under gluten-free direction from her doctor. I’ll have to share this recipe with her because she said she really misses sweets!

  13. says

    Gluten Free is moving up in the world with taste and consistency too. I like that there are so many great sounding recipes out there, like this one.

  14. says

    Yum! I’m passing this on to my friend Ofira. We’re on the lookout for interesting recipes for her new gluten-free diet.

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