S’mores Bites

S’mores Bites – a twist on the classic dessert, make these little S’mores Bites in the oven!

S’mores Bites for Summer

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 :-)

smores bites on wood cake stand with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers in background
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.

graham cracker crumbs in mini muffin pan, graham cracker crumbs in mini muffin pan with chocolate bar on top
This photo shows the bites post-baking and in the process of putting the chocolate squares on.

graham cracker crumbs in mini muffin pan with chocolate bar and marshmallow on top
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!

smores bites on wood cake stand with marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers in background
After finishing up you S’mores Bites ahead and eat the leftover Hershey’s bars or you could save them for your next real bonfire!

For a step-by-step of how to make this S’mores Bites recipe, watch this short video:

S'mores Bites

S'mores Bites

Yield: 24 bites
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

An easy S'mores recipe and one of our favorite desserts to make all year round. S'mores Bites are a twist on the classic s'mores dessert, make these little S'mores Bites in the oven!


  • 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 golden.
  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.


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

    Katie @thecadualcraftlete.com

  2. Really clever!

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

  4. 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. 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!

  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! :)

  7. 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. My kids will LOVE these…thanks!!

  9. 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!

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. Yummy! How simple is that???

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  17. 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}

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

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

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

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  25. 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…

  26. 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!!!!

  27. I must try this

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

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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

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

  33. 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!

  34. 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!

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

  36. 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.

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

  38. 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.

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

  40. 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!

    • 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.

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

  42. Thanks for the reply! These are delicious!

  43. 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.

    • 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!

  44. 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?


  45. 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!

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

  47. 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!!

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

    • 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!

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

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

  49. I just made these and they are delightful!!! 

  50. 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.

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

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

  53. 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!

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

  55. 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!

  56. 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

    • 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!

    • I loved them! They tasted so toasty! I did sub dark chocolate. Yum!

  57. 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?

  58. Tried this recipe, total disaster. Marshmellows  melted and hardened and could not remove from pan
    sprayed pan as directed and could not remove from pan, torn to pieces. 

    • Hi Dale! I’m sorry to hear it didn’t turn out well. The marshmallows shouldn’t be in the oven long enough for them to melt, just long enough to toast them.

  59. These look amazing! Quick question, if I wait until the day of to toast the marshmallows, do you think I could make the graham cracker cups before hand?

  60. Hi,
    These look delish! Could I use mini marshmallows instead of cutting the big ones, if so about how many?

  61. Any tips on how to stop the crust from disintegrating? I pressed the crust mixture into the cups very carefully and meticulously before baking but less than half of them made it out of the pan without completely falling part. :(

  62. those were delicious i will definitely be making more of those also don’t use to much graham powder because if you do they will be falling apart. thanks so much for that recipe.

    • do you think adding a little more butter will work – I think I need the amount of crackers to make 24 bites. Thanks!

  63. Some of my crusts fell apart – what do I need to do to prevent that? But they were a big hit – very good, I am making more today and crushing the graham crackers to a finer consistency and adding a little more butter. The directions say bake the crusts “…until the edges bubble.” I don’t understand how the edges can bubble when it’s only cracker mix. Thank you !

    • Good point! I replaced bubbling with golden. Some crumbs will come off, but they shouldn’t fall apart. Make sure to press the cracker and butter mixture really well into the pan.

  64. Made these today. Did them in cupcake pan in wrappers. Turned out great. Recipe made 9 regular size Smores. They were a tad messy, but well worth it. Simple and fast! Will definately make again!

  65. Could you bake and take somewhere or are they better warm?

  66. I used the bottom of a shot glass sprayed with canola oil  to press the graham cracker mix into the mini muffin tin. It fits perfectly and allows you to get a crust that holds together.  I have had zero issues with crusts sticking or falling apart. Fantastic recipe!

  67. While these tasted good, they fell apart. All the graham crumbs continued to be crumbs after cooking. I let them cool and everything. Sorry to say I won’t make these again.

  68. These are my go-to for every party everyone loves them thank you for sharing this recipe with us…. this time I made them I was asked to put reese’s instead of regular chocolate they are soooooo good ????

  69. This recipe is horrible. Followed it to the T, graham crackers were soaked in butter 5 minutes after putting them in the oven. It took 20 minutes (AND COUNTING) for them to harden up. Throw the whole recipe in the garbage. 

    • Hi “Mad as Hell”,
      We and so many other people have made this countless times with amazing results.

  70. Just made these for an NYE party! They’re cooling now, I CAN’T wait… our whole apartment smells like s’mores, I’m drooling. I subbed kisses for rectangles since it’s what we had on hand, then popped the kisses in the oven on top of the graham crusts for 2 minutes to melt them a tad before smothering them with the marshmallow half. Fingers crossed the graham crackers don’t crumble on me. Any secret to getting these suckers out of the pan without demolishing them? I lightly greased with butter before filling.

    Even if they break, who cares, I’m eating them all!

  71. I’m sad, I came from the original post and read all the comments about them being crumbly so I added more butter and from texture it should oils have been perfect.  I even used a shot glass to make sure I packed them TIGHT just finished them and it completely fell apart. I needed them for a bake sale so I guess that won’t work 😭

    • Jazmine, I am so sorry to hear that. Did you let the s’mores bites cool before removing them from the pan? I like to use a sharp knife or tiny spatula to help lift the edge.

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