This post has been a long time in the making. Like, literally the whole summer. I made these months ago, and still think about them! They photographed beautifully and tasted just as yummy.
I haven’t made cereal bars in forever, and let’s face it, the classic Rice Krispie treat is amazeballs. But what I really love about cereal bars is the ability to customize them. Throw in my latest love, also known as Marshmallow Fluff, and you’ve got an easy, tasty and kid friendly snack!
But then I started thinking that with summer happening, s’mores sounded yummy…I had marshmallow fluff on the brain, a box of Golden Graham cereal, and chocolate chips…do you see where my tummy was going?!
When thinking about these bars, I totally overthought the concept, but I’m really excited by how thick and marshmallowy they turned out. I threw in extra marshmallows when I added the chocolate chips and I think that helped create pillowy pockets of marshmallowy goodness within the s’mores bars.
These cereal bars are super easy to make but I do recommend refrigeration.
- 2 cups mini marshmallows (1 cup for melting, 1 cup for after)
- 1/2 stick butter
- 6-8 cups Golden Grahams (I used closer to 8 but it’s definitely your preference!)
- 1 jar (13 oz) marshmallow fluff
- 1/2 cup – 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- Look at your oven and say, “Not today, Homeslice!”
- Lightly spray a 9×13 pan with Pam (or line with parchment paper).
- Pour cereal into large bowl, set aside.
- In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add 1 cup marshmallows and melt, stirring frequently until smooth.
- Pour melted marshmallow over cereal, then add in the fluff.
- Stir gently. Add in the remaining cup of marshmallows and stir to combine.
- Sprinkle in half a cup (or so) of chocolate chips and store to distribute throughout. You can kinda eyeball it at this point, if you want more chips, add more.
- Press into the prepared pan, but don’t beat it down, just gently press. I don’t like compacted bars…
- Sprinkle extra chips and marshmallows over top. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Cut into bars and enjoy!
and I have to giggle. You guys have obviously seen those super cute, perfectly put together blogs, where they expertly arrange photograph sessions, everything is beautiful and they always have *the best* props?
I was just excited to have a green/white striped straw that I swiped from the toddler’s drink cup! HA!