Campfire Bars

Campfire Bars In a JAR!

So you guys.

I have this book.  It’s called Desserts In Jars.  I have talked about it before a few times here and here

I love it.

Image of Desserts in Jars cookbook

It’s written by the sweet Shaina Olmanson who also happens to write the site Food For My Family, which is great!

Collage of Desserts in Jars cookbook and a recipe for Macarons in a Jar

Since it’s the holiday season and everyone is gifting sweet treats, there hasn’t been a more perfect time to get the Desserts in Jars and invest in some sweet jars (HERE are the ones I use for most recipes in the book).

While I was flipping through the pages of the book I came across the fun recipe for “Campfire Bars”…

While everyone else is giving cookie trays, I thought it would be fun to give a jar with all the ingredients for a sweet treat that my friends could make when they weren’t being inundated with already made treats.

So that’s what I did.

And while “Campfire Bars” sound all outdoorsy and camp-ish, I guarantee you they are not.  You bake these inside your warm home with your oven.  No campfire needed.

I mean, if you want to eat them BY a fire, well, that’s totally your choice…and I think a nice fire in the fireplace would work perfectly well!

So back to my bars.

All you ‘ll need is a 1 quart jar (like THESE)

Just layer your ingredients…

Campfire Bars In a JAR! Great Gift idea!!

It’s totally easy.

Also, you can attach a cute label on the top of the jar, or on your ribbon with the directions.

Shaina has some already made labels for these HERE.

Top view of the lid of Campfire Bars jar with recipe

Giving this as a gift along with the Desserts in Jars book would make such a sweet hostess gift!

So I decided, just for quality control I needed to make the bars.

I’m a good friend like that.

Pieces of campfire bars on a cloth

And the thing about these bars is they couldn’t be simpler.  All you have to add to your ingredients is melted butter.


That’s it.

Top view of graham crackers, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in a jar

Spread it into your pan and bake.  That’s it.

Campfire bars in a square pan

They come out like a sweet, crunchy bar/bark.

A stack of campfire bars on a cloth

Sweet and sticky and totally addicting.

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Campfire Bars

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makes 1 jar mix, enough to make 16 bars prepared




  1. Layer all ingredients in a 1 quart jar in order they are listed. Seal with a lid.
  2. To make bars, mix all ingredients with a bowl with 8 tbsp of melted butter.
  3. Spread in an 8×8 baking pan and bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Cool completely before cutting.


recipe adapted from Desserts in Jars

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411 comments on “Campfire Bars”

  1. Need help! This recipe is so simple and I know I followed it correctly. I ended up with a gooey mess instead of bars. Your pictures show chunks of the chocolate chips where mine all melted. Mine just didn’t look at all like the photos. Can you offer some help. Some ideas of how to make it come out better? Thank you.

  2. I have never had anything in a jar but loves this idea so much…this would be great for picnics like salad/soups too…I think.
    Wonder if you could make key lime pie or or coconut cake in a jar? Whole new concept to me. LOVE IT.

  3. I just made these for some campground friends, such a very cute idea! But as I printed the labels, they seem to be for wide mouth jars and 🙁 mine are not!

  4. Thank you (didn’t notice it on the lid when I asked). Can’t wait to make this. I’m sure it will be a well-received gift!!

  5. These sound great, and now I really want to give this as a gift! Can you tell me the baking temperature? I don’t see it on the recipe.

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