Nutella S’mores Bars

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

Nutella S’mores Bars are 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!

Nutella s’mores bars takes all that is good about a s’more, and makes it great.

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. There’s a better way, and this is it.

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.

grocery list for s’mores bars

  • all purpose flour
  • graham crackers ~ you’ll grind them into fine crumbs and blend with the flour for amazing flavor in these bars.
  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • Marshmallow Fluff ~ has a fabulous creamy texture.
  • Nutella
  • vanilla extract or paste
  • salt
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.

what makes these s’mores bars so fabulous

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. (Nutella never disappoints.)

These bars combine all the best things about campfire s’mores into one easily, sliceable dessert.

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.

how to layer up Nutella s’mores bars

  • Pulverize graham crackers into a fine meal. The food processor works great for this.
  • I mix the dough up right in the processor since I have it out anyway to make the graham cracker crumbs, but you can also do it by hand or with a hand held mixer.
  • Pat 2/3 of the dough in the bottom of a square baking pan.
  • Then top with the Nutella and marshmallow creme.
  • The rest of the dough gets crumbled over the top.
  • As the bars bake the marshmallow, the Nutella, and the dough melt together to form a very pretty pattern.
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.

do you love the corners?

If you do, you’re in luck because the corners get nice and crisp/chewy. 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.

Please don’t let the summer pass you by without making a batch!

One of the nice things about these bars is that the neither the Nutella nor the marshmallow creme hardens, even as the bars cool down, so when you bite into them, you get that classic melty chocolate and stretchy marshmallow pull of a s’more hot from the campfire.

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

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3.83 from 182 votes

Nutella S’mores Bars

Nutella S'mores Bars ~ everybody's favorite summer treat in an ooey, gooey, decadent, and delicious bar, no campfire needed!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 bars
Calories 432kcal
Author Sue Moran

Equipment

  • 9×9 baking pan

Ingredients

  • 9 full sized graham crackers, which is one sleeve, or a heaping cup of crumbs
  • 1 cup + 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Nutella
  • 4 ounces marshmallow fluff (about 1/2 of a jar)

Instructions

  • Set the oven to 350F
  • Lightly spray a 9×9 baking pan. Line with parchment paper if you want to lift your bars out for easy slicing.
  • 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.
  • Mix the cracker meal with the flour and salt and set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the vanilla bean paste and blend well.
  • Add in the flour/graham mixture and fold in until well combined.
  • Press 2/3 of the dough into your baking pan. Using your fingers, spread the dough evenly across the pan so it covers the entire bottom.
  • Spread the Nutella over the dough.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bake for about 35 minutes until lightly golden and puffed up a bit.
  • Let cool before cutting if you want neat squares, but these are pretty amazing while they are still warm.

Cook’s notes

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 432kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 182mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 473IU | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 2mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.
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  • Reply
    Cheryl Colvin
    July 8, 2017 at 5:37 am

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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

    5 stars
    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!!

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