Nutella S’mores Bars are ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious.  Make a batch and don’t be surprised if they disappear before your eyes!

Forget the camphire, Nutella S'mores Bars are better!

The minute I took these bars out of the oven a combination of warm graham and vanilla filled the room and drove me crazy.  Up till now I’ve never once made anything with the s’mores theme.  I’m not sure why, except that I never really especially liked the original all that much to begin with.  The marshmallow is too bulky, the chocolate is mediocre, and the graham crackers are usually stale or soggy.  One look at these cooling on the counter  and I’m pretty sure I’ve fixed all that.   Just enough marshmallow oozes out from the folds of the nubbly crust, and although I can’t see it, I know there’s a thick layer of Nutella underneath.  And Nutella never disappoints.

Rich and decadent Nutella S'mores Bars

I took my first bite somewhere in the middle of the photo session and all I can say is, even if you don’t have any arguments with the originals, I know you’ll love these.  There’s a chewy, almost butterscotch quality to the crust and crumb topping.  On the inside the marshmallow and Nutella are gooey and taste just like what you’d hope for.  The flavors of graham and vanilla  linger in your mouth even after you’ve finished the last bite.  That’s probably because the crust sticks to your teeth a little bit…in the very best way.  Don’t let August pass you by without making a batch of these.

Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S’mores Bars

Ingredients

  • 9 full sized graham crackers (1 sleeve, about 5 oz)
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks (1/2 lb) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla bean paste (or extract)
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 1/2 of a 7 oz jar of marshmallow fluff

Instructions

  1. Set the oven to 350F
  2. Grind the graham crackers in a food processor until finely ground. Process until the mixture is very finely pulverized, with no lumps.
  3. Mix the cracker meal with the flour and salt and set aside.
  4. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla bean paste and blend well.
  5. Add in the flour/graham mixture and fold in until just combined.
  6. Press 2/3 of the dough into a lightly greased or parchment lined 8x8 square baking pan. Using your fingers, spread the dough evenly across the pan.
  7. Spread the Nutella over the dough.
  8. Using a small spoon, dollop the marshmallow fluff evenly across the Nutella. You don't need to spread it out, but try to get small dollops evenly distributed across the entire surface.
  9. Crumble the remaining 1/3 of the dough over the top. Use your fingertips to break it apart into small pieces and scatter it evenly across the surface. Some of the marshmallow will peek through.
  10. Bake for about 35 minutes until lightly golden and puffed up a bit. You can check it with a toothpick, there should be no wet dough sticking to it.
  11. Let cool before cutting if you want neat squares, but these are pretty amazing while they are still warm.
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simply decadent Nutella S'mores Bars

 

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23 Responses to Nutella S’mores Bars

  1. Sarah says:

    Could you use marshmallows instead of the fluff?

    • Sue says:

      You could try, Sarah, I’m not sure how it would work. I’m wondering if, even if you used minis , or cut up larger ones, they might brown too quickly while the bars cook.

  2. Louise says:

    Sue – do these freeze well?

  3. Jess says:

    Can I make this ahead of time and bake it later?

    • Sue says:

      I don’t recommend that, Jess. But you could get everything measured and ready ahead of time, which would make it big difference!

  4. grace says:

    step aside, milk chocolate bar–nutella is usurping your position as s’more enhancer. now no campfire will be complete without it. :)

  5. Barbara L says:

    These look awesome! I’m planning on making them for our family Labor Day gathering…I’m sure everyone will love them! I do have a question about the recipe though. Both steps #3 and #5 say to mix in the flour. I see in the ingredient list the flour is divided, but which amount gets added to step 3 and which to step 5? I’m guessing 1 cup to step 3 and 2 Tbsp to step 5? Thanks for posting this recipe!

    • Sue says:

      I just clarified it, thanks, Barbara…it’s just the flour and graham mixture that gets added in. There’s no extra flour. Sorry for the confusion.

  6. Stephanie says:

    Oh my gosh…I made them! May I suggest eating in even numbers to keep the hips from being uneven and never drive after eating one as you’ll be in a coma. LOVE them!!!

  7. What’s not to love about gooey bars? They look so indulging!

  8. Love gooey bars, especially when marshmallow and chocolate are seeping out!! When can I come over for a few of these bars?! LOL

  9. I love that you added Nutella to these bars, brilliant!

  10. Gorgeous! I love the idea of using nutella in the smores. Pinning and making. :)

  11. I love smores. And Nutella, And gooey bars. My recipe going live in 12 hours is a gooey Nutella bar. I wish I had one of your bars right now – b/c mine are already eaten and gone :) Beautiful. Pinned!

  12. These are calling my name, and it’s no gentle quiet call! It’s loud and I’m thinking these will be rolling out of my oven in the near future, thanks Sue!

  13. Kate says:

    I am not a s’mores fan either but will have 1 so I don’t hamper all the hysteria the grandkids are having :)
    These would be a great way to keep the s’more season going year round in upstate N.Y.
    Do you think a sprinkle of mini-marshmellows would work in place of the jar of fluff?
    Love the Nutella twist… it’s like Ina “turning up the volume”.
    Thanks, Sue.

    • Sue says:

      I bet little marshmallows would work fine, although I can’t say I’ve ever baked anything with marshmallows in it. They might puff up huge like they do in the microwave….

  14. These are perfect. You really captured s’mores. So many recipes are bars with chocolate and marshmallow. I think yours holds true and is even better because of its simplicity. Can’t wait to try this!

  15. Foodiewife says:

    Oh, this recipe will go viral on Pinterest! OMGeee. I don’t like original s’mores, either. I am so pinning this one. Look so sinfully good.

  16. Monique says:

    Sue..I just just made deep dish smores cookies:)
    Yours look oozier and creamier..next time I will try these..they were for the boys across the street:)They are big fans of anythings Smores.

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