Gooey Crispy Ritz S’mores Bars

Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars! These are so crazy delicious...AND they are no bake! The creamy Fluff in between a layer of crispy, buttery Ritz Crackers and Crunchy peanut butter chocolate!

These Gooey Crispy Ritz S’mores Bars are the perfect mix of salty, sweet, creamy and crunchy! Plus, they are a “no bake” recipe!

Ok, let’s get down to serious. These flipping bars.

I had zero idea of what to name them. I mean, naming recipes all the time is a whole THING. Like how will people find this recipe on the interwebs? I get emails or facebook messages a lot asking me for, “that one recipe with pastel M&Ms and white chocolate chips”… or “you posted a recipe a while back with butter and a chocolate drizzle…can you send me the link?”. Um yeah… so naming a recipe is like important-ish.

Well, I’m thinking these here “Gooey Crispy Ritz S’mores Bars” are going to create confusion, but Lordy I couldn’t think of an appropriate name.

You see, they start with a buttery, salty crust made with Ritz Crackers, butter and sugar. I know.

Next there is a thick gooey layer of marshmallow fluff. For the love.

THEN it’s all topped off with a chocolate, peanut butter rice krispie layer. Jesus take the wheel.

So you see, there is gooey, crispy, chocolaty, peanut butter, marshmallow dreaminess at stake here. No name does this lover justice.

Also, can I just say I have typed, “Marshamallow” every time. And I am saying it with an Italian accent. Marsh-Ah-mallow. Luckily I have the red squiggle line to remind me that I am indeed not an ounce of Italian, nor do I have any business doing accents.

It’s just marshmallow.

Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars! These are so crazy delicious...AND they are no bake! The creamy Fluff in between a layer of crispy, buttery Ritz Crackers and Crunchy peanut butter chocolate!

The inspo for these bars comes from my friend Amanda. Her S’mores game is strong, y’all.

She introduced me to the epic s’mores remix…using Ritz Crackers instead of graham. Brilliant. And then replacing the boring old chocolate square for a peanut butter cup. Mind Sploosh!

So while there is no open fire or roasting sticks, these bars are just as ooey-gooey and equally as yummy! Plus, no oven necessary.

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The crust is just crushed crackers, butter and a bit of sugar.

Press it evenly into a pan and chill it!

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Then spread some glorious marshmallow fluff on top. If you don’t want these as gooey and don’t want to store them in the fridge, using mini marshmallows instead…

The thing with thee bars is the longer they sit out, the gooey the fluff gets. I personally love it, but if gooey isn’t your jam (are we even friends?)  mini-mallows do the trick!

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Then melt some chocolate and peanut butter together and mix in rice krispies.

I tried this recipe once using coarsely crushed Ritz crackers instead of krispie cereal, but I really like the crunch of the krispies better…and you couldn’t taste the Ritz anyway. BUT please note you can do it either way!

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Spread that on top of the Fluff…

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And chill it until it set up.

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Simply peel back the foil and slice…

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What a stunner.

Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars! These are so crazy delicious...AND they are no bake! The creamy Fluff in between a layer of crispy, buttery Ritz Crackers and Crunchy peanut butter chocolate!

These bars are surprisingly light in texture!

Gooey Crispy Ritz S'mores Bars! These are so crazy delicious...AND they are no bake! The creamy Fluff in between a layer of crispy, buttery Ritz Crackers and Crunchy peanut butter chocolate!

Hope you love these as much as I did!!

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Gooey Crispy Ritz S’mores Bars

  • Author: Cookies & Cups

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups finely crushed Ritz Crackers (approximately 2 sleeves)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 cups Rice Krispies

Instructions:

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set this aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine the crushed crackers, butter and sugar. Firmly press this mixture evenly into the prepared pan and chill it for 30 minutes.
  3. When the crust is chilled, remove it from the refrigerator and spread the Fluff evenly on top. Place this back in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  4. In a large microwave safe bowl combine the chocolate chips and the peanut butter. Place this in the microwave on full power for 1 minute. Stir the mixture until the chocolate is melted. If 1 minute was not long enough heat for an additional 20 seconds, or until the chocolate is melted.
  5. Stir the Rice Krispie cereal into the chocolate mixture evenly and spread on top of the Fluff layer.
  6. Place back in the refrigerator until the chocolate is set.
  7. Cut into squares only when ready to serve.

Notes:

Keep this in the refrigerator, airtight. As it comes up to room temperature the Fluff gets gooey, which is delicious, but a little messy!

You can sub in 1 1/2 cups of mini marshmallows for the Fluff to keep these less gooey! This is a great option if you are serving these on a platter for any period of time.

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Note ~ I have had readers tell me that when they tried the recipe with mini marshmallows instead of Fluff the bars separated. I didn’t have this happen to me, but I want to include the note in case others want to try them.

Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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32 Responses
  1. Heather

    Cute recipe and the pics are gorgeous, but mini marshmallows don’t work at all. I tried the recipe but when you cut the bars, they immediately separate into two pieces that won’t stick together: the cracker crust and the marshmallow/chocolate later. Since mini marshmallows aren’t sticky, they don’t adhere to the cracker crust. Might be a great recipe with marshmallow fluff, but please don’t waste your time or ingredients using mini marshmallows. Once you cut these into squares and try to pick up a bar, all you get is the marshmallow/chocolate later and the cracker crust stays on the plate.

    1. Shelly

      That is so strange! Mine adhered perfectly when I made it this way! I will go back and try it again to see if I can duplicate the separation and see if I can find a remedy!

  2. Rachel

    Hello! First of all, these intrigue me. Love s’mores stuff! I am not seeing in the comments or recipe notes whether or not you’d melt the mini-mallows if you do that instead of the pre-made fluff. Maybe because I’m on my phone? Hope you can clarify! Thanks!

  3. Crystal Young

    I make a variation of this recipe. I use a brownie mix as the base, then put on the “marshamallow” fluff and top with the chocolate, peanut butter and Rice Krispy mixture. I call them the “You’ll Want to Marry Me Brownies”! Unfortunately, I have only gotten marriage proposals, from women and married men! Neither of which I am interested in. I will have to try the Ritz Cracker base though.

      1. Liz

        Thanks, I missed that! These look great and are sure to be a crowd pleaser with my friends. Thanks for a great recipe!!

  4. Vickie

    I can’t remember when I read a more uplifting and hilarious account of a recipe. You deserve an award just for the writing alone! The recipe looks wonderful and I fully plan on making it soon. Thank you for making my day.

  5. Lisa

    These look great. Is there a way to make them without the peanut butter or substitute flavor for peanut butter. I have one son that can’t eat peanut butter.

  6. These look so good! We’ve been planning a camping vacation for this summer, and our camper only has a microwave, and I’ve been thinking “How am I going to survive no baking for an entire week?”. It was a stressful situation, if you know what I mean 🙂 but now I see a wonderful recipe for no-bake treats! Thanks for the great recipe!

  7. Jennifer

    I had been trying to locate a recipe I saw on one of my many recipe blog subscriptions for bars that used a white cake mix and Nutella. Searched all over the internet using key words, with no luck. Then your proclamation about naming your recipes made me go “Hmmm” and I quickly found it under your bar recipes. Yay! 🙂

  8. You got the salt for me. The sweet for my wife. And this recipe is no bake? I’m feeling like a winner right now. Kind of like when I beat my students in badminton (gym teacher here). My kids LOVE s’mores and we should make these as a family. That is, if I don’t get my mom to make them for me first. Sure thing, they will not last long at my house.

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Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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