I can’t be the only person who thinks “I wish I could have these every day” whenever I have s’mores. It never fails though, I have a true s’more – with a peanut butter cup instead of chocolate bar, obviously – and then spend the rest of the week making sad oven s’mores or even sadder (more sad?) microwave s’mores.
Last time we had a bonfire I went through the same cycle. Real s’mores, oven s’mores, microwave s’mores, sadness. Then I realized I could put it all in to one treat and promptly started working on these s’mores crispy treats.
It’s like an amped up version of the standard, side of the box crispy rice cereal treat with a s’mores twist. I added graham cracker to the crispy rice cereal and topped it with chocolate, more graham cracker, and marshmallow, then toasted the whole thing in the oven.
The best part is, it’s entirely portable, so you can enjoy all the goodness of a s’more, without your clothes smelling like smoke. And you can pack it up in your lunch (or purse) and bring a little summer with you wherever you go.
S’mores Crispy Treats
3 tablespoons butter
2 – 10 ounce bags of mini marshmallows, divided
4 cups of crispy rice cereal
3 cups of crumbled graham crackers, divided
2 cups of milk chocolate chips
Prep: This goes pretty quickly once you start, so I like to have everything ready to go.
– Combine crispy rice cereal, two cups of graham crackers, and half a bag of mini marshmallows in a large bowl. (The remaining cup of graham crackers will be for topping the crispy treats.)
– Grease a 9×13 cake pan with no-stick spray and keep the no-stick cooking spray handy.
– Tear off a piece of parchment paper as big as or slightly bigger than your pan.
In a large pot, melt the butter. Once the butter is melted, add the mini marshmallows to the pot and let them melt, stirring constantly.
When the butter and marshmallows are completely melted and smooth, add the graham cracker/cereal/marshmallow mixture. Stir thoroughly until everything is well combined and really sticky.
Dump the whole mixture into your greased cake pan. Spray your hands and parchment paper with no-stick cooking spray. Press out the treats into an even layer, then cover with parchment (sprayed side down) and press firmly to really pack them down.
Next, preheat the broiler in your oven.
Top your crispy treats with the 2 cups of chocolate chips, then the remaining cup of graham crackers, then the remaining half bag of mini marshmallows.
Place the whole thing under the broiler until the marshmallows are golden brown and toasty. DO NOT LEAVE IT UNATTENDED. Flaming marshmallows are funny by the campfire. They’re less funny in your kitchen.
Let it sit until the whole thing is cool enough to handle. Cut into squares and serve. I’d recommend spraying your knife with no-stick cooking spray between cuts or use a pizza cutter.
(The chocolate will set and get hard again, if you give it time. I have never successfully waited for the chocolate to set before I started eating these. I just wait until the marshmallow is no longer lava hot and then dig in. Do what you feel.)