S’mores Bites

S'mores Bites - a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!Making and enjoying s’mores is a summer classic. But what do you do if you don’t have access to a fire pit to make them the old fashion way? Well you get a bit creative- you can use the grill, the microwave, the stove, and dare I say a candle!

This recipe for S’mores Bites incorporates the 3 key ingredients that everyone loves, but is way more portable to bring to a party than a fire pit :-)

S'mores Bites - a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!I wouldn’t say they are less messy than the original tradition, perhaps a bit fancier, in which case we suggest that you devour them with your pinky finger out and with a napkin on your lap.
S'mores Bites - a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!This photo shows the bites post-baking and in the process of putting the chocolate squares on.
S'mores Bites - a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!Onto the marshmallow stage, and then they go back in the oven. The ‘hardest’ part of this recipe is probably crushing the graham crackers, which I did with my slap chop because I didn’t want to dirty up my food processor.

Growing up I remember going to my aunt’s cabin and hanging out with my siblings and cousins around the fire pit at night making s’mores and trying to catch fireflies. Ahh, the joys of being a kid!

If your a big s’mores fan we also have a recipe for S’mores Bars! They are similar to rice krispies but instead of using cereal, you use graham crackers. They are loaded with gooey marshmallows and chocolate bars! Get that recipe here.
S'mores Bites - a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!Go ahead and eat the leftover hershey’s bars or you could save them for your next real bonfire!

The recipe has been a huge hit through the years, and in 2015 it was featured by Zulily.com in Zulily’s Weekly Pinterest Finds – S’mores Edition.

Want more s’mores ideas? We made a turtle s’mores bite variation with pecans in the crust, rolo’s, and chocolate & caramel drizzle!


S'mores Bites

Yield: 24 bites

Total Time: 30 minutes


  • 7 whole graham crackers (equals 1 cup), finely crushed
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 (1.55 oz) milk chocolate candy bars (I used hershey's), divided into rectangles
  • 12 large marshmallows, cut in half


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Finely crush the graham crackers into crumbs, using whatever method you want. I used my slap chop, but a food processor would work or even putting them in a plastic bag and smashing.
  3. Combine graham cracker crumbs, powdered sugar and melted butter into a small bowl.
  4. Evenly divide crumb mixture into each cup of a 24 cup mini muffin pan, grease slightly before using. Press crumbs down to form shallow cups.
  5. Bake 4-5 minutes or until edges are bubbling.
  6. While that's baking, break the candy breaks into the divided rectangle pieces. Also cut the marshmallows in half using a scissors that has been sitting in cold water.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and place one chocolate rectangle into each cup.
  8. Place one marshmallow half, cut-side down, into each cup.
  9. Return to oven for 2-4 minutes or until marshmallows are just slightly softened.
  10. If you'd like the tops to be brown, turn the oven to broil, and broil the s'mores bites for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Cool on a cooling rack for 15 minutes before carefully removing them from the pan.
Do not freeze, preferably eat within 3 days of making. Recipe adapted from Sweet Peas Kitchen. Equipment used: mini muffin pan.

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94 Responses to “S’mores Bites”

  1. Katie — August 8, 2013 at 9:41 am

    These s’more bites look amazing! I love easy recipes. Can’t wait to make these!

    Katie @thecadualcraftlete.com

    • The First Year Blog — August 8, 2013 at 11:48 am

      Thanks for coming by Katie!!

  2. dalettre — August 9, 2013 at 8:04 am

    Really clever!

    • The First Year Blog — August 9, 2013 at 8:23 am

      And so so good!!

  3. Debbie McEwen — August 9, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Wow! This looks deee-licious! We’d love to have you share the recipe at our Saturday Link Party! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

    • The First Year Blog — August 10, 2013 at 8:49 am

      Hi Debbie, I am stopping over now!

  4. Julie — August 10, 2013 at 9:19 am

    What a great and fun idea! We would love for you to share at our fun Super Summer Saturday link up here: http://www.thechirpingmoms.com/2013/08/super-summer-saturday.html Thanks! Julie

  5. DesignedByBH — August 10, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I love it! I’ve been trying to come up with a non-campfire s’mores idea, and this is perfect! (I have an idea…I’ll be posting soon…yours look better, though!) Thanks for sharing!

    • The First Year Blog — August 10, 2013 at 10:49 pm

      Aw, that was kind of you! Can’t wait to see what you make!

  6. So funny… apparently we were on the same wave length. I just post smore cups too! :) Yours look great and love how easy they are. Gotta love smores! :)

    • The First Year Blog — August 11, 2013 at 6:29 pm

      Oh my gosh, yours are AMAZING!!

  7. Becca — August 12, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Pinned this and I’m sure it will be made SEVERAL times! Thank you! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-3.html

  8. Home Coming — August 12, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Those look delish!! I’d love if you’d link up to The DIY’ers! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-weekend.html

    • The First Year Blog — August 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      Will do!!

  9. laurel@chippingwithcharm — August 13, 2013 at 7:15 am

    My kids will LOVE these…thanks!!

  10. Lauren @ Mom Home Guide — August 13, 2013 at 7:54 am

    Wonderful idea! Once the pouring rain here stops, I have to run out to get the ingredients for these! My kids will be so happy tonight — thanks!

  11. Becca — August 13, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

  12. Katie @ Made to be a Momma — August 13, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    These are soo cute and look delicious! Perfect for my toddler! I would LOVE to have you share at my weekly link party!

  13. cathithebookishbakerc — August 14, 2013 at 7:44 am

    So glad i stopped by the Wonderful Wednesday blog hop and found these! I will be making them for sure this summer =)

    Cathi~ The Bookish Baker

  14. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  15. Diana Rambles — August 14, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    Yummy! How simple is that???

  16. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes — August 17, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    I can tell Fall is near … I’m seeing all kinds of S’mores recipes :) This sounds great, Beth! I’ll be sharing this on Facebook – thanks so much for linking up to All My Bloggy Friends! Have a great weekend! {hugs}

  17. chetweinbaumlawoffice — August 19, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Beth, These look soooo good! You will be featured tomorrow on Tell Me Tuesday! :) Thanks for linking up!

    • tori — August 19, 2013 at 6:42 pm

      and i just realized I responded on a work email ;) Sorry!!

    • The First Year Blog — August 20, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Haha that’s ok, thanks Tori!

  18. BetsyPool — August 20, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Such a cute idea!! Love this and pinning it. Thanks for sharing at Romance on a dime!

  19. Katie @ Made to be a Momma — August 20, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Featuring your smores bites at tonights link party!! Hope to have you swing by again!!

  20. Anne — September 10, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I made something like this a couple of weeks ago, and although tasty they were a HOT MESS to eat. I am going to have to try your recipe. And if you love smores, you should check out this one http://buddingbaketress.blogspot.com/2011/06/smores-cracker-candy.html
    I have made her recipe several times and call it my “S’mores Crack”. Not very P.C., but you can imagine how good it must be…

    • The First Year Blog — September 10, 2013 at 4:56 pm

      Hahaha I like that name though!

  21. kendra kay — October 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

    i’ve been making these for a few years now and i cannot escape them! every party or event everyone asks if i have brought my “crack cakes”. i make mine a bit differently but them same idea and they are awesome!!!!

    • The First Year Blog — October 29, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Hahaha love the name!

  22. Meredes — November 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    I must try this

  23. Jilly — December 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I just made theses they taste amazing!!!!!!!

    • The First Year Blog — December 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm

      I am so glad you enjoyed them Jilly!

  24. Vicki P. — May 3, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Just found this recipe. Perfect timing for my hairdressers b-day, she loves s’mores. I will be browning the marshmallows under the broiler. Can’t wait to make! Thanks for sharing.

  25. Maria — July 6, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Hi, I used a 2 tsp measuring spoon for the graham crumb mixture and it was perfect! Also, I heated the broiler and put the pan under for a few seconds, watching closely, and the tops of some of the marshmallows browned in case some people like them that way! This is such a clever, easy recipe, thanks!

  26. Kaylene — September 18, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I have made these from a different recipe and lost it. I am so glad I found your recipe. I put a little less sugar in them, but these are perfect for a get together or a child school bake sale!

    Here’s a tip, if you can’t stand till long enough to press each cup, use a 2nd mini muffin pan to press them together all at once. It works great and takes 2 seconds

    • Beth @ The First Year — September 19, 2014 at 5:15 pm

      Wowza Kaylene, that is a GREAT tip! Thanks for sharing!

  27. Oh, how I LOVE s’mores! … and these little bites look simply divine.
    Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 23, 2015 at 9:25 am

      Thank you friend! :)

  28. TidyMom — January 23, 2015 at 7:38 am

    Such a great idea Beth! I’m going to share this with my 18yo daughter, she loves baking and I know she would enjoy these! Pinning too!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Thanks for pinning Cheryl!

  29. Sara @ Bitz & Giggles — January 23, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Love these little s’mores bites, Beth! I’m wondering if I could fit that whole set of three sitting on top of one another in my mouth right now. I’m thinking I could. Yep, I could. These look SO good!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 23, 2015 at 9:24 am

      Hahaha, only one way to find out :)

  30. Tonia from TheGunnySack — January 23, 2015 at 11:09 am

    These are so stinkin’ amazing! I love everything smore but bite sized can be dangerous!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

      Good thing the recipe only makes 24 ;)

  31. Heather | girlichef — January 23, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    These are so much fun! As someone who ate (more than) her fair share of campfire s’mores growing up, I love having this indoor option. My kids will agree.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 24, 2015 at 7:50 am

      And they are SO good!

  32. Patricia @ Grab a Plate — January 23, 2015 at 5:18 pm

    Love these little bites! So fun, and now I’m craving them BIG TIME! :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 24, 2015 at 7:49 am

      It’s S’MORES TIME!

  33. How did you know my weakness is smores?! Girl. I need these ASAP because I don’t think the hubby will stand outside with a fire just to roast me a smore…..sad. I know.

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 24, 2015 at 7:48 am

      Hahaha!! You crack me up!

  34. Serene @ House of Yumm — January 24, 2015 at 10:20 am

    I love smores and I LOVE mini desserts :) Best of both worlds! These look fantastic Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      Thank you Serene!

  35. Keli-Grace — January 25, 2015 at 1:29 am

    Hi! Thank you for the recipe! I cant wait to try it. I have two quick questions: 1. Do you think I could bake these in cupcake liners? (Ya’know, easier to clean afterwards, ha!); 2. If I cook these the night before it is served, is it okay to refrigerate it or is it better to leave them out covered on the counter? Thanks again for sharing this recipe!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 25, 2015 at 1:32 pm

      Hi Keli-Grace! I suppose you could use cupcake liners, but make sure they are mini cupcake liners because they are suppose to be made in a mini muffin pan. Definitely do not refrigerate them, because the marshmallows will get really hard. But these really only take 20 minutes to make, and they will taste best if you make them on the day you will be serving them.

  36. Cate @ Chez CateyLou — January 25, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    These look so delicious – I am dreaming of summer now!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 26, 2015 at 7:14 am

      S’mores could also be a Valentine’s thing, good thing it’s coming up :)

  37. Keli-Grace — January 26, 2015 at 3:56 am

    Thanks for the reply! These are delicious!

    • Beth @ The First Year — January 26, 2015 at 7:05 am

      I hope they turn out wonderfully!

  38. Thomas — April 13, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Hey my cups didn’t come out very stable. Is there a way to remedy this? I love them and they are delicious, but the graham cracker cups just feel apart.

    • Beth @ The First Year — April 13, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Hi Thomas! Did you press the graham cracker and butter mixture firmly into the mini muffin pan? I would suggest pushing that mixture firmly into the pan if you are having issues with them falling apart. I’m sorry to hear you’re having this issue!

  39. Candie Schaal — April 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

    These look wonderful. I am going to make them for my 12 year old daughter to take to a party at church on Sunday. I need to get some mini muffin pans. Do you have a recommendation? I see a lot of pans come in 24. Do you recommend that or getting two pans of 12?


  40. Kevin Kaluf — May 11, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    Just made these for dessert tonight! The fiance is gonna love me more than she already does! Thanks for the great recipe, and I look forward to trying more of postings!

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 11, 2015 at 6:56 pm

      Awww, you are so cute, your fiancé is lucky!

  41. Michael — May 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

    These look great! For a more “grown up” twist try it with Cayenne pepper chocolate or liqueur chocolates.

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 31, 2015 at 7:51 pm

      Oh! Interesting ideas!

  42. Andrea — June 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    I made these this evening. I’m lazy and used the box graham crackers and WOW! They are so good! I could eat the whole batch myself! I did a couple with peanut butter cups just for fun. This is the best idea ever!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 3, 2015 at 7:34 am

      Adding peanut butter cups sound great!

  43. Bri — June 18, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Is it okay to make these a day in advance, or will they get hard?

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 18, 2015 at 5:57 pm

      Hi Bri! The marshmallows will harden up. I would suggest making them the same day you’ll be serving them, but you could try it, I’m unsure of what the results would be like!

    • Bri — June 19, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Is it ok if I make them in the morning the day of the event, but they aren’t served until about 4pm?

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 20, 2015 at 3:47 pm

      Hi Bri, if you make them in the morning and serve them later, come back and let me know how it goes!

  44. Katie Fleming — August 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    I just made these and they are delightful!!! 

    • Beth @ The First Year — August 9, 2015 at 9:23 am

      Great news Katie, glad you liked them!

  45. Linda — August 11, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    The simplest way to make graham cracker crumbs is to put them in a ziplock bag and run a rolling pin over them. Or if you don’t have a rolling pin, just crush them with your hands and rub between your hands until crumbled. Rolling pin works very well.

    • Beth @ The First Year — August 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      I use the rolling pin method a lot now!

  46. Tia — November 25, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    If made the night before, where should you store them? 

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 26, 2015 at 10:34 am

      The marshmallows will get crunchy and hard I think if you make them the night before.

  47. Melissa Revilla — December 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm

    Can we use regular or granulated sugar instead of powered sugar?

    • Beth @ The First Year — December 29, 2015 at 7:26 am

      I have not tried this recipe with regular sugar!

  48. Allison — February 17, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    Just made this with my two young boys this afternoon. I loved how easy it was and how much my boys could help with breaking the chocolate bar and helping to assemble everything. And I just tasted one — oh my delicious :)Thanks for a great recipe!

  49. Andrea — February 28, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    This is one of my go to party recipes and everyone loves it. Thanks so much for the fun and easy recipe!

  50. Emma — May 8, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Thank you for posting this! Just made them. They are cooling. How did you get your marshmallows to look perfect? Mine kind of deflated and look scary. Ha ha. I’m sure they still taste good though!

  51. Christie — May 19, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Hi, I just want to ask if I could make these in advance and how can I retain the gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate. Thanks

    • Beth @ The First Year — May 23, 2016 at 8:49 am

      I wouldn’t recommend making them too far in advance – or you could try it out and see if they are still soft and gooey!

  52. Mary — May 24, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    I love this recipe, however my crumb crust falls apart when I remove them from the tins. I’m letting them cool completely and I’ve double checked that I’m using the right amounts. Any suggestions to keep the crust from crumbling?


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