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Golden Grahams S’Mores Marshmallow Treats

Golden Graham S’Mores Marshmallow Treats have the taste of a classic S’More, but in a marshmallow treat form.  And with the addition of peanut butter.  Because peanut butter and chocolate…duh!  Golden Grahams cereal, peanut butter, marshmallows, two kinds of chocolate chips and no campfire needed.  And if you are doubting my addition of peanut butter to this classic dessert, I guarantee just one taste of these treats will change your mind!

I have been making these S’Mores bars for years now.  They are the perfect treat to make and bring to a barbecue or backyard party!  I don’t remember where the original recipe came from, because all I have is a handwritten recipe in my recipe book…but I adapted the original recipe to make it even better!  Anything that includes Golden Grahams can’t be wrong in my book hehehe 😉

The addition of the Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract that Foodlyn sent me just adds to the rich chocolate flavor in these treats, but you can use regular vanilla extract instead.  But chocolate extract?  Ummm yes… totally something you need to try!

Since we are getting into the season of warmer weather, I am sure you will be needing a quick and easy dish to bring to a barbecue, graduation party, for an end-of-school party treat, a road trip snack, pool party food…etc etc etc.  Because tis the season for being outside to enjoy the gorgeous weather.  And when that happens, people get together.  And food, of course, is always involved.  So next time someone asks who wants to be in charge of dessert, go ahead and volunteer.  And then make this!  People will want the recipe…trust me.  So just send em my way 😉

And this is NO BAKE!  Quick to make, quick to cool and quick to set too.  Sold!!

Golden Grahams S'Mores Marshmallow Treats

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Serves: 24 Cooking Time: 0-minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 cups (or one 10.5-ounce bag) mini marshmallows, divided
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (I used Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract)
  • 6 cups Golden Grahams Cereal
  • 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

1

Line a 9-inch x 13-inch baking pan with foil. Spray the sides and bottom of the pan with baking spray and set aside.

2

In a large pot on the stovetop, melt the butter and peanut butter together, over medium heat, stirring occasionally. While the peanut butter and butter is melting, open the bag of marshmallows and remove one cup of marshmallows. Set the cup of marshmallows aside.

3

Once the butters are melted, add 5 cups (or the bag of marshmallows minus one cup), to the pot. Stir mixture continuously until the marshmallows are completely melted and incorporated into the peanut butter mixture.

4

Remove the pot from the heat and stir in the extract. Add three cups of the cereal to the marshmallow mixture, carefully folding the cereal into the mixture, stirring until the cereal is fully incorporated into the marshmallow mixture.

5

Add one cup of the semi-sweet chocolate chips to the pot, and gently fold the chocolate chips into the mixture. Add the remaining three cups of cereal to the mixture, gently folding the cereal into the mixture until incorporated.

6

Add the remaining 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the pot and fold into the mixture. Stir until combined.

7

Let the mixture cool for another minute before adding in the remaining cup of mini marshmallows. Fold the marshmallows into the mixture carefully, allowing the marshmallows to retain their shape.

8

Pour the mixture out into the prepared pan. Gently push the mixture into the pan, so it is in an even layer. Pour the milk chocolate chips evenly over the top of the treats, gently pressing the milk chocolate chips into the treats.

9

Let bars cool and set at room temperature, before slicing into desired sized squares. If you are in a hurry, you can pop the treats into the refrigerator to cool quicker.

Notes

Store bars in an airtight container at room temperature. Bars stay good for 3-4 days when properly stored.

Stacks on stacks….

PIN THIS RECIPE!!  You will thank me later, when you are in need of a quick, yummy dessert to bring to a party!  Plus S’Mores!  Ahhhhh!!

XOXO,

Kelly

If you would like to purchase the Ballard Extracts Chocolate Extract that I used in this recipe, click HERE!  This extract, as well as all the other products Foodlyn sells on their website, is amazing!  Go check Foodlyn out and do a little online shopping…I mean who doesn’t like online shopping??

 

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Amy (Savory Moments)
    May 23, 2017 at 5:07 AM

    Oh my goodness! These look pretty amazing. And chocolate extract – yes, please!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 3:24 PM

      Thank you Amy! They are soooooo good…..and soooooo easy to make! Perfect for Memorial Day or anytime you need a quick dessert 🙂 XOXOX

  • Reply
    Maria Doss
    May 23, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Rice Krispy treats just got a hundred times better!!!! Scrumptious recipe…have a great week Kelly!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 3:25 PM

      Hehehe thanks Maria! Anytime peanut butter and chocolate is involved, things tend to get better 😉 Have a great week too!! XOXO

  • Reply
    heather (delicious not gorgeous)
    May 23, 2017 at 11:12 AM

    i hadn’t had golden grahams until a couple of years ago! i was stuck with healthy wheaty cereals 99% of the time, and i used to spring for frosted flakes when i got the chance (that cereal milk!!). these sound delicious, especially with the peanut butter.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 3:26 PM

      Oh girl….you have been missing out on all the great sugary cereals out there hehehe. Golden Grahams were always a favorite as mine as a kid. And you are totally right about the cereal milk 😉 XOXO

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    Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen
    May 23, 2017 at 1:44 PM

    You’ve knocked it out of the park with this one, Kelly! These sound INSANE! I’ll never, ever doubt the addition of peanut butter to anything, let alone something with chocolate :). Hope your Tuesday is going well!

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 3:28 PM

      Thanks Kelsie!! You just totally made my day 🙂 Chocolate and peanut butter are always a great idea, right?! Have a great Tuesday too 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Love In My Oven
    May 23, 2017 at 3:10 PM

    Kelly these are amazing! We had a major smores craving this weekend while sitting around a fire and these would have been just the ticket. Sooo perfect for a summer bbq or gathering! Hope you’re having a great week my friend! XO

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 3:29 PM

      Thanks my friend! These are totally perfect for satisfying those s’mores cravings! Without the risk of fire hehehe 🙂 Have a great week too!! XOXO

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    May 23, 2017 at 3:43 PM

    These are LEGENDARY and a sure thing when you bring them by any firehouse! Definitely in my top 3 and anyone reading this I promise you will LOVE them.

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 4:34 PM

      Awww! Thank you!! 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    Kim | The Baking ChocolaTess
    May 23, 2017 at 4:16 PM

    Those look delectable Kelly! Chocolate Extract is the best!!!! I’ve been using it like crazy and it’s chocolate’s best friend! Pinning these! <3

    • Reply
      Kelly
      May 23, 2017 at 4:35 PM

      Thank you Kim!! I am glad we are both on the chocolate extract boat hehehe…it’s the BEST!! Thanks for pinning my friend 🙂 XOXO

  • Reply
    sathwika
    May 25, 2017 at 9:12 AM

    Ohh my goodness looks amazing.

  • Reply
    Val - Corn, Beans, Pigs & Kids
    June 26, 2017 at 6:33 AM

    Yum! We have Golden Grahams in the house right now and I was craving S’mores last night. It was like you linking up this recipe to the Celebrate 365 Patriotic Blog Party was meant to be 😉

    • Reply
      Kelly
      June 26, 2017 at 12:09 PM

      Hi Val! Love it! You will have to try these out then…it was totally meant to be! 🙂 XOXO

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