Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!

Nutella S’mores Bars ~ everybody’s favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite campfire treat in an ooey gooey bar!


VINTAGE VIEW ~ these Nutella S’mores Bars are from TVFGI archives, the summer of 2013 to be exact. As part of a new series on the blog I’m reviving some of my favorite recipes that you may have missed over the years. I’ve refreshed the photos and commentary but the recipe remains intact ~ I make these every summer and they’re foolproof ~ I HIGHLY recommend them!


Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

These s’mores bars have everything going for them…they’re easy, they combine everybody’s favorite flavors, and the scent of warm graham and vanilla emanating from your oven will make you feel like a baking goddess. Up till now I haven’t done much with a s’mores theme on the blog. I’m not sure why, except that I’ve never really especially loved the original all that much to begin with. The marshmallow tends to be too bulky, the chocolate is usually mediocre, and the graham crackers are just, meh. But this dessert takes all that is good about a s’more and makes it great.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

Just enough, but not too much, marshmallow oozes out from the folds of the soft and chewy brown sugar and graham cracker infused crust, and there’s a thick layer of Nutella underneath it all. And Nutella never disappoints.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

The dough is beautiful to work with, you can just tell it’s going to be delicious when it’s all baked up. I blend it all up in my food processor since I had it out anyway to make the graham cracker crumbs. Pat 2/3 of it in the bottom of your square baking pan, then top with the Nutella and marshmallow creme. The rest of the dough gets crumbled over the top. As it bakes the marshmallow and the dough mingles into a very pretty pattern.

Are you a corner loving type like my husband? Because the corners get nice and crisp/chewy.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

I’m a center cut girl all the way.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

These are just what you’d hope for in a s’mores bar ~ they’re easy to put together, easy to cut, and they have a satisfying ooey gooey texture thanks to the chocolate hazelnut spread and the marshmallow creme. The graham and vanilla flavors 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.

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed! Make a batch and watch them disappear before your eyes.

One of the nice things about these bars is that the neither the Nutella nor the marshmallow creme hardens, so when you bite into them, you get that classic melty chocolate and stretchy marshmallow pull of a s’more hot from the campfire. Please don’t let the summer pass you by without making a batch!

TIP: The easy way to line your pan with parchment is to set the pan on the paper and cut in to the corners, removing the extra squares.  It will then fit perfectly into your pan with a built in ‘sling’ to make removing your bars super easy.  Spray the pan lightly with cooking spray first to adhere the paper so it won’t slip around.

How to line your pan with parchment paper for Nutella S'mores Bars

Nutella S’mores Bars

Category: dessert

Yield: makes 9 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. It helps to break them apart as you add them to the machine. 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 well 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 so it covers the entire bottom.
  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.
  11. Let cool before cutting if you want neat squares, but these are pretty amazing while they are still warm.
https://theviewfromgreatisland.com/nutella-smores-bars/

Make them your own ~

  • Usually I have lots to suggest in this section, but these Nutella s’mores bars are kinda perfect, just sayin’.
  • If you must fool with them, you might try using chocolate chips or small squares of milk or dark chocolate in place of the Nutella.
  • Peanut butter might also work in place of, or along with, the Nutella.
  • Craving s’more?  How about making a S’mores Dip?  Or maybe you’d like these S’mores Cheesecake Bars.  I’m definitely trying these Peanut Butter Stuffed S’mores Brownies!

 

Don’t forget to pin these Nutella S’mores Bars!

 

55 Comments

  • Reply
    Sonia Singh
    July 16, 2017 at 8:55 am

    These are waaaaay too sweet. The nutella by itself is too much and the fluff gets hard and chewy after baking… i think this recipe can be improved although it does come out looking lovely

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 16, 2017 at 9:19 am

      You might check your oven temperature, Sonia, the marshmallow doesn’t get hard and chewy for me. And make sure you are getting enough of the crumbled dough over the top so that not much of the marshmallow is exposed. Hope this helps!

  • Reply
    Melanie | Melanie Makes
    July 10, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Including nutella is downright genius, Sue! Pinned – can’t wait to try these!

  • Reply
    Chris Scheuer
    July 10, 2017 at 8:30 am

    How did I miss these? Goodness, they look out of this world crazy delicious! Pinning and sharing (and wishing I had one right now!)

  • Reply
    Ben Myhre
    July 8, 2017 at 7:09 pm

    Oh my goodness… these look spectacular and going on my to-try list

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 9, 2017 at 3:54 pm

      Let me know how you like them, Ben!

  • Reply
    Cheryl Colvin
    July 8, 2017 at 5:37 am

    I have made this using Hershey bars. It’s so good. I used to bake with Nutella until they published an article saying not to bake with it where you are heating it. I love Nutella, but will only eat it without heating now.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 8, 2017 at 7:01 am

      I’d never heard that Cheryl, so I just googled it and couldn’t find anything about not baking with Nutella, and there are so many recipes out there that do use it in baking. I’d love to see that if you come across it again. That being said, I think putting chocolate bars in this recipe is a great idea.

  • Reply
    Lara
    July 8, 2017 at 5:16 am

    This is a family favorite. My family really loves it. I have made it about 3 times this last month. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 8, 2017 at 6:55 am

      I’m thrilled you love it that much, Lara, I love this recipe too, and that’s really why I chose to refresh the post ~ I felt like it was getting lost back there in 2013 !!

  • Reply
    Robyn Gleason
    July 7, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Oh yeah, these are fantastic, Sue. I’ve got my yearly family reunion (camping) coming up and I’m bringing these. They will freak out!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 9, 2017 at 1:17 pm

      It’ll seem more like ‘glamping’ with these bars, Robyn :)

  • Reply
    cakespy
    July 7, 2017 at 11:45 am

    MY OH MY these look absolutely delectable!! I love the nutella addition- makes them a little different and gives them that European je ne sais quoi!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Haha, so true!

  • Reply
    Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet
    July 7, 2017 at 11:09 am

    These bars look so gooey and delicious! It will be hard to share them! PS: Loving the tip for lining a baking pan!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Thanks Anna ~ I saw a friend do it like that once and it was like, where has this idea been all my life??

  • Reply
    Linda
    July 7, 2017 at 10:15 am

    Hi Sue, I love all your recipes but I really love this one! I was wondering though if a person was lazy lol could you use the graham cracker crumbs in the box and how much would you use instead of the one sleeve? Thanks

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Linda, I’m so glad you loved this one, it’s one of my personal favorites. You could use the precrushed crumbs, I don’t think they taste quite as good, though. I believe a sleeve of graham crackers makes somewhere between 1 1/4 and 1 1/2 cups crumbs.

  • Reply
    Beth
    July 7, 2017 at 9:14 am

    These look like the most gooey perfect smores treats! I’m a corner girl like your husband, all the way!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Oooh, so many of you corner people ~ that just leaves more centers for me ;)

  • Reply
    Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
    July 7, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Nutella never disappoints! And I’m a corner gal – I love the crunchy bits in anything!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 8:36 am

      You can have the corners, Tina, just leave that center piece for me ;)

  • Reply
    Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
    July 7, 2017 at 8:01 am

    “A thick layer of Nutella never disappoints.”
    Truer words were never spoken!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 8:04 am

      Amen girl.

  • Reply
    Monica | Nourish & Fete
    July 7, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Well, hello there, beautiful little bars! I have been pondering the best way to tackle s’mores in bar form for a couple of months now, yet the idea of using Nutella never occurred to me. Pinned and cannot wait to try this as soon as we get home from vacation!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 7:19 am

      Watch out Monica, these are addictive!!

  • Reply
    Jagruti
    July 7, 2017 at 7:03 am

    OMG..I am speechless and drooling over my keyboard, wish I can have it right now :) I really want to bake this one, just one query instead of marshmallows what can I use? as we are vegetarians. Thanks for sharing this wonderful treat!!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      July 7, 2017 at 7:25 am

      I know you can make and buy vegan marshmallows and marshmallow creme, Jagruti, but I’m not so sure how good they are. If you have a health food store nearby you might check.

  • Reply
    Tricia @ Saving Room for Dessert
    July 7, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Just wow – who wouldn’t LOVE these beautiful bars. Nutella is a favorite at our house. Next time I go camping I’m taking these instead of crackers and bars!

  • Reply
    Jenny
    June 21, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    Our new favorite. We have made it three times in the last two weeks, shared with friends and neighbors, and still can’t get enough.

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 21, 2017 at 6:27 pm

      I think I need to make these again…I’m so glad they worked out for you, thanks for coming back to let me know :)

  • Reply
    Aly
    February 22, 2017 at 7:24 pm

    Oh. My. Goodness. Dee-Lish-Ous! My family loved these!

  • Reply
    Sarah
    June 10, 2016 at 5:09 am

    Could you use marshmallows instead of the fluff?

    • Reply
      Sue
      June 10, 2016 at 7:05 am

      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.

  • Reply
    Louise
    September 25, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    Sue – do these freeze well?

    • Reply
      Sue
      September 25, 2015 at 3:13 pm

      I can’t honestly say because I didn’t freeze them, but my guess is they would freeze fine, Louise.

  • Reply
    Jess
    December 19, 2014 at 10:07 am

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

    • Reply
      Sue
      December 19, 2014 at 10:20 am

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

  • Reply
    grace
    August 6, 2013 at 12:49 am

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

  • Reply
    Barbara L
    August 5, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 5, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      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.

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    August 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    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!!!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 5, 2013 at 3:14 pm

      So glad you liked them, I may need to make a second batch soon…

  • Reply
    Gintare @Gourmantine
    August 4, 2013 at 12:45 pm

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

  • Reply
    Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen
    August 4, 2013 at 9:27 am

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

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    August 3, 2013 at 9:55 pm

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

  • Reply
    Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner
    August 3, 2013 at 6:21 pm

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

  • Reply
    Averie @ Averie Cooks
    August 3, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    The Café Sucré Farine
    August 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    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!

  • Reply
    Kate
    August 3, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    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.

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 3, 2013 at 3:11 pm

      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….

  • Reply
    Abbe@This is How I Cook
    August 3, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    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!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 3, 2013 at 3:04 pm

      There are sooo many recipes, I’m amazed I held out this long!

  • Reply
    Foodiewife
    August 3, 2013 at 11:57 am

    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.

  • Reply
    Monique
    August 3, 2013 at 9:47 am

    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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