Looking for a sweet treat to celebrate the new school year? These creamy, delicious s’mores bars absolutely fit the bill, no campfire necessary! Your kids will love walking in the door from their first week of school and being greeted by these caramel, chocolate, marshmallowy bars of deliciousness. Just be sure the bars are completely cool before cutting and it will go more easily for you. Consider doing what I do when I don’t want the entire pan demolished in an afternoon — cut, portion, and wrap each bar individually, then dole them out one by one. You’ll have them for lunches for days!
Caramel S’Mores Bars
- 15 whole Keebler Graham Crackers
- 2 (11-ounce) bags caramel pieces, unwrapped
- 16 ounces DOVE Dark Chocolate
- 2 cups mini marshmallows
Line an 8-by-8-inch pan with foil, leaving 2-inch overhang on each side. Spray pan and foil very lightly with non-stick spray. Place five graham crackers on bottom (break crackers as needed to fit pan).
Melt one 11-ounce bag of caramels in microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Pour and spread over graham crackers. Place second layer of graham crackers on top of caramel.
Melt chocolate in microwave at 50% power in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Reserve 1/3 of mixture. Stir marshmallows into remaining chocolate and spread mixture over graham crackers.
Place third layer of graham crackers on top of marshmallow mixture. Heat remaining 11-ounce bag of caramel in 30-second bursts, stirring in between. Pour and spread over graham crackers. Pour and spread remaining chocolate over caramel.
Optional: Sprinkle sea salt on top to finish for a slightly more grown-up flavor.
Note: For ease of spreading, each bag of caramel should be melted separately, or else caramel for final layer will be too hard to spread.
Recipe adapted from Real Food by Dad/Dove Chocolate