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Gluten-Free S’more Bars

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June 20, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

No fire is required for these soft and gooey Gluten-Free S’more Bars. A buttery cookie and graham cracker crust paired with melted chocolate and marshmallows. The ultimate dessert that will make you feel like a kid again!

Gooey s’mores will always be one of my favorite childhood memory. My NEW Gluten-Free S’more Bars take the classic recipe up a notch. The best part is that there is no campfire required. These can be made right in the oven in under 20 minutes. My Lemon Bars and Strawberry Shortcake Bars are also great healthy dessert options.

What Makes This Recipe Great

These bars are a perfect mix between a cookie and a s’more, two of the best desserts in my opinion. Not only are these good just for a family movie night, but they’re also great for summer BBQs or a fun pool day treat. Again, no flame is required and they are made with simple ingredients and on the table in under 20 minutes.

How to Make These S’more Bars

Ingredient Notes

Gluten-Free Baking Flour 1:1: I always recommend Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1:1 Baking Flour. This brand comes with xanthan gum which is very important when getting the final result in this recipe. If you can’t find this brand, make sure whatever Gluten-Free brand you get includes xanthan gum. If you are not gluten-free, you can do a 1:1 sway with all-purpose flour.

Graham Cracker Crumbs: Simply crush up your favorite brand of graham crackers in a food processor to make graham cracker crumbs. My favorite dairy-free and vegan brand are KinniKinnick which can be found at most health food stores or in the gluten-free aisle at Walmart.

Light Brown Sugar: This gives the crust a touch of sweetness. If you want to cut down on sugars, feel free to substitute

Unsalted Butter: Butter is used to help the crust stick together. Feel free to sub your favorite vegan butter if needed.

Vanilla Extract: Adding a couple of teaspoons of vanilla extract enhances the flavor of the crust. I like to use pure vanilla extract for the best results.

Marshmallows: This is the key ingredient to get that gooey texture. I used regular mini marshmallows in this recipe, but you can also substitute vegan marshmallows. I have used them before in this recipe and they work great. Feel free to use marshmallow fluff if desired.

Chocolate Chips: Really any type of chocolate will work, semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate. If you are vegan Hu chocolate chips are my favorite.

Salt: Adding a pinch of salt tones down the sweetness and gives the crust a little more balance.

step by step instructions on how to make these S'more Bars

Step by Step

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and melt the butter. Make the graham cracker crumbs by adding them to a food processor and processing for 30 seconds or until crumbly. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the gluten-free flour, brown sugar, salt, and graham cracker crumbers. Mix together until combined.
  3. Add in the egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix together until it becomes a dough. 
  4. Coat an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and add 3/4 of the dough to the bottom. Press the dough down until there is an even layer. Bake on 350F for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the dough and add the chocolate chips over the top of the dough. Next, add the marshmallows over the chocolate. Finally, add the rest of the dough over the top of the marshmallow. 
  6. Place bake in the 350F oven for 15-17 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned. 
  7. Allow to completely cool for at least 30 minutes to an hour. They will be very hard and crumbly to cut if the bars are still warm. Allow them to cool completely. 

Mac’s Pro Tips

Allow To Cool Before Cutting: Make sure to allow the S’more Bars to cool completely before cutting. If you cut while they are warm, they will crumble and fall apart. The cooling process is a super important step for this recipe to turn out. Allow cooling for at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Use Parchment Paper: These bars are super gooey and will stick to the pan. Using parchment paper makes removing the bars easy peasy.

Storage: These S’mores store really well. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a week and in the freezer for up to 4 months.

FAQs

Gluten-Free S’more Bars: FAQs

Can I use a different type of chocolate instead of milk chocolate chips?

Yes, really any type of chocolate will work, semi-sweet, dark, or milk chocolate. If you are vegan Hu chocolate chips are my favorite.

Can I use regular flour if I’m not gluten-free?

If you are not gluten-free, feel free to substitute all-purpose flour. It is a 1:1 sub.

Can this recipe be made vegan?

Absolutely. Simply use vegan butter, vegan marshmallows, and vegan graham crackers.

More Delicious Desserts

Keto Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Healthy Lemon Bars

Blueberry Cobbler

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Gluten-Free S’more Bars

No fire is required for these soft and gooey Loaded S’mores Bars. A buttery cookie and graham cracker crust paired with melted chocolate and marshmallows. The ultimate dessert that will make you feel like a kid again!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 9 bars 1x

Ingredients

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  •  1 1/4 cup gluten-free 1:1 baking flour* (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
  •  3/4 cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup Brown Swerve* packed
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), melted (can use vegan)
  •  1 large egg*
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cup mini marshmallows
  •  1 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips (can use vegan)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and melt the butter. Make the graham cracker crumbs by adding them to a food processor and processing for 30 seconds or until crumbly. 
  2. In a large mixing bowl add the gluten-free flour, brown sugar, salt, and graham cracker crumbers. Mix together until combined.
  3. Add in the egg, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Mix together until it becomes a dough. 
  4. Coat an 8×8 or 9×9 baking dish and add 3/4 of the dough to the bottom (save the rest for the topping). Press the dough down until there is an even layer. Bake on 350F for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove the dough and add the chocolate chips over the top of the dough. Next, add the marshmallows over the chocolate. Finally, add the rest of the dough over the top of the marshmallow. 
  6. Place bake in the 350F oven for 15-17 minutes until bubbly and lightly browned. 
  7. Allow to completely cool for at least 30 minutes to an hour. They will be very hard and crumbly to cut if the bars are still warm. Allow them to cool completely. 

Notes

I highly recommend using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free 1:1 baking because it included the xanthan gum. If you don’t use this brand, make sure whatever brand you are using includes xanthan gum.

If you are not gluten-free you can sub all-purpose flour in place of the gluten-free flour

Feel free to substitute light brown sugar or coconut sugar for the Brown Swerve. I am using that to cut down on the sugar in this recipe.

Feel free to use vegan butter and chocolate chips

For Vegan, sub ¼ cup of unsweetened apple sauce to replace one egg. You can also combine a tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons of water, stir to combine, and let stand for 5 minutes to thicken. 

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 359
  • Sugar: 17
  • Sodium: 57
  • Fat: 19
  • Carbohydrates: 45
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 5
  • Cholesterol: 54

Keywords: s’more bars, gluten free s’more bars, loaded s’more bars, s’mores

3 thoughts on "Gluten-Free S’more Bars"

  1. Caty says:

    Such a great dessert. Made it for a spontaneous 4th of July BBQ get together with friends and it was a major hit. Will be printing this for my recipe book.

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      So happy to hear! Thanks Caty

    2. Ashley McCrary says:

      YAY Caty!!!! I love when my followers let me know that one of my creations is now in the favorites and added to a must have tab in your cookbook. Thank you for connecting with me and letting me know. Happy eating friend.


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!