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


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. I got one once that wasn’t very good. I would love some ideas for treats that are yummy and look pretty 🙂

  2. I haven’t made a ‘dessert in a jar’ before, but would love to try the S’mores one! Would love to see a Kentucky Derby Pie in a jar!

  3. I have been wanting to make some desserts in a jar, but have not had the chance to yet…I do like the idea of making a mix rather than the actual treat. I love your recipe and will definitely be adding it to my list of sweet treats!

  4. i give cookies in a jar to my coworkers every year for christmas and they look forward to the week before christmas when i deliver them 🙂 but i would love to learn some other things to jar up 🙂

  5. Misty O'Brien

    I love making anything in a jar. For gifts I love giving pies in jars that can be baked right in the little buggers.

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