Happy fall, y’all! I know it hasn’t really felt like fall, at least here in central Illinois, but technically it is and that means bonfires and making s’mores and drinking hot cocoa! Sometimes having a bonfire isn’t feasible but thankfully there are about as many variations as there are leaves to rake. Take these S’mores Marshmallow Crispy Treats, for example. They have all the ingredients of a traditional s’more without the requirement of fire. This recipe makes a lot of treats so it’s perfect for taking to festive fall gatherings.
S’mores Marshmallow Crispy Treats
slightly adapted from My Baking Addiction
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 10.5-ounce packages mini marshmallows, divided use
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
7 cups crisped rice cereal
9 full graham cracker sheets, chopped into small pieces
1 cup milk chocolate chips
optional: about 1.5 – 2 cups of mini marshmallows and about 1/2-cup of milk chocolate chips (sorry, I didn’t measure, just sprinkled them on)
What To Do
Spray with non-stick spray and/or spread some softened butter along the sides and bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking pan and set aside.
In a large pan, melt butter over low heat.
Set aside 2 cups marshmallows. Add the rest of the marshmallows to the pan and stir until completely melted.
Remove pan from heat and stir in the vanilla. Gradually add crisped rice cereal and graham cracker crumbs; stirring until well coated. Fold in the reserved 2 cups of marshmallows and chocolate chips until thoroughly incorporated.
Using a buttered spatula, or clean hands, firmly press the mixture into the prepared pan.
If desired, top with additional mini marshmallows and place on the center rack of the oven. Turn the broiler on low and broil for about 5 minutes, watching carefully, until the marshmallows have browned to your liking. Remove from oven and sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top.
Cool completely before cutting and serving.
The bags of mini marshmallows I bought were 10 oz each.
9 full sheets of graham crackers is one full sleeve of crackers that come 3 sleeves in a box – I think this is pretty standard.
I both sprayed my pan and spread butter in it and it was super easy to get the bars out.
I think next time I will also sprinkle some chopped graham crackers on top. I couldn’t really taste them in the bars and I think extra on top would look nice and give an extra graham cracker flavor boost.
Some Photos Along the Way
Butter and mini marshmallows melting together
Stirring in cereal and graham crackers
Adding mini marshmallows and chocolate chips
The mixture pressed into the pan
Extra mini marshmallows on top
Turning the broiler on
Extra chocolate chips sprinkled on top
All I can say is YUMMY! I recently took these to a family function (where there was no bonfire) and they were a big hit. So if you can’t have a real s’more, try this twist and I think you’ll be happy!