Smores Fudge Bars

S'mores Fudge Bars | Cookies and Cups

These Smores Fudge Bars are one of my most favorite new treats!  Perfect in every way!
The concept for these is so simple.

And honestly the inspiration came from a bar I had at Sugar Mama’s Bakery in Austin… here’s a pic…It’s the lower left one.

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But I will state this here and now.  My bars are better.


I’m sorry, they are.

Ok, sorry not sorry.


The bars at the bakery got mixed reviews, I really liked them…so did Jenny and Kristan.  But Amanda didn’t.

Because…you guys are gonna die…marshmallow isn’t her most favorite.  Like WHAT?!   How can that even BE?


Anyhow I knew I had to try and recreate the bars at home, and lawdy, did I do it up good.

I am pretty sure even Amanda could get behind these.  Because there is HOMEMADE MARSHMALLOW FLUFF INVOLVED, GUYS!


They are different than the bakery version in execution, but the same in theory.  And better.

I hate to keep horn tooting, but they’re so good.

Also, in case you were wondering Homemade Marshmallow Fluff is basically crack.

I mean, from what I hear about crack and all…


So anyway, stop what you are doing and make these.


Because seriously I am telling you that they are one of my best creations.


Smores Fudge Bars.S'mores Fudge Bars | Cookies and CupsThe steps for these are simple.


First make your graham cracker crust.

I like a nice old thick graham crust…
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Bake it up for a few minutes until it starts to get golden around the edges and on top.


Next up make your filling.  Only 2 ingredients for this step…milk chocolate and sweetened condensed milk.

I used the Mini Hershey’s Kisses you can find down the baking aisle, but feel free to chop up some milk chocolate or even use milk chocolate chips.  I like the idea, though of using Hersheys.  It makes it more smores-ish to me. photo IMG_1801_zps97ff3993.jpg

Just melt the chocolate and condensed milk together… photo IMG_1807_zps920e7ee5.jpgAnd pour it over your crust.

 photo IMG_1812_zps6f310250.jpgThat’s that.

 photo IMG_1816_zpsce3ea966.jpgMeanwhile get your fluff on.

I used the Homemade Marshmallow Creme recipe from THIS book, that I HIGHLY recommend.  Shauna is a sweet friend who blogs here.  I adore her!


Beat egg whites and some cream of tartar together until soft peaks form.

 photo IMG_1819_zps806f35ba.jpgMake a sugar syrup in a saucepan and when it comes to 240° you slowly pour it into the egg whites…

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Then beat that for 7-8 minutes.

It will look like this… photo IMG_1824_zpsa8db0f9c.jpgThen spread that on top of the chocolate layer.  As much or as little as you want.

 photo IMG_1827_zpsaccae76f.jpgIt’ll spread easily with an off-set spatula.

 photo IMG_1828_zps671e748b.jpgThen you’ll want to pop it under the broiler…

 photo IMG_1829_zpsd1df7606.jpgJust for about a minute until it gets a little brown on top…

 photo IMG_1831_zps36d0be2e.jpgAnd that’s it!

Seriously, you’ll groan when you eat these.

In the best possible way.

S'mores Fudge Bars | Cookies and Cups



**Recipe adjusted** I slightly increased the amount of butter in the crust based on some feedback I received from 1/3 cup to 1/2 cup.  I will never argue about adding a little more butter!




makes 25 bars



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Fudge layer

  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk

Fluff Layer

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line a 9×9 baking pan with foil. Set aside.
  3. Mix all the ingredients for your crust together and press evenly into pan.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. Next make your chocolate filling. In a medium sauce pan combine the milk chocolate and sweetened condense milk together over medium-low heat and stir until melted. Pour immediately onto crust.


  1. Combine sugar, corn syrup, water and salt in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Boil together until a candy thermometer reads 240°.
  2. While mixture is boiling beat 2 egg whites and cream of tartar together until soft peaks form.
  3. When syrup is ready, turn mixer onto low and drizzle the syrup along the side of the bowl slowly combining it into the egg whites.
  4. When all the syrup has been added turn mixer up to medium high and beat for 7-8 minutes until thick and glossy. When there is about one minute left add in the vanilla.
  5. Spread about 1 1/2 – 2 cups of the Fluff on top of the chocolate layer.
  6. Turn oven onto broil and place pan under broiler for 1 minute or until the top of the marshmallow layer gets lightly golden.
  7. Cut into squares when ready to serve.


Store bars airtight at room temperature for up to 2 days or refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Store the remaining Fluff at in an airtight container, refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.

recipe for Fluff adapted from Marshmallow Madness


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Mimi @ Culinary Couture

Oh goodness…my thighs are telling me no, but my tastebuds are telling me YESSSSSSSS.

Renee @ Awesome on $20

These do look pretty amazing. All the exclamations seem well-deserved. Can’t wait to try them.


I can’t wait to make these!!! I’ve always been a s’mores fanatic and this just jumped to the top of my to be made ASAP list!! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us.
I LOVE your blog and your photography is wonderful.

Sarah | The Sugar Hit

I just never get sick of s’mores desserts, and it helps that condensed milk is one of my most FAVOURITE ingredients in the world. I bet that middle layer is like fudgy chocolate gold!

jamie @lifelovelemons

come to mama…my goodness

Melissa @ Treats With a Twist

Ohmageeeeee I’m groaning just LOOKING at them! I love Shauna and this recipe looks like perfection! So summer. And I totally believe that yours is better than the bakery’s…duh.

Heather @ Snookies Cakes

Man does that look good! I just love anything S’mores flavored.


Whoah. I want. I want!


That is sooo beautiful!!

Jocelyn @BruCrew Life

Those do look absolutely perfect in every possible way!! I want to shove all of those right into my mouth!!! Your do look way better than the bakery ones!!!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!

I can’t wait to try your recipe for marshmallow fluff. Just looking at these make my teeth hurt. But in a good way, if that’s possible!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Smores rock. And so does sweet cond milk, graham crackers, and all those chocolate chips!

tracy {pale yellow}

It’s ok to not be sorry. Sometimes I think I make things better than I find them in bakeries, sometimes I rock a dessert out! It looks like you rocked this recipe out of the park – these bars look amazing!

Tessa @ Handle the Heat

These look incredible. I MUST make them!!


These really are perfect in every way!! These look awesome!!!

Becky @ lovetobeinthekitchen

This looks heavenly! I hope to try this soon!

BTW I’ve been following your blog for a while but haven’t commented. I love your recipes. You are so creative. And I love the way you write. You always make me laugh! Thanks!


Does anyone know if there is a dairy free alternative to the Sweetened condensed milk? I know that sounds sac-relig and all, but one of my son’s is SO allergic to dairy that he would literally DIE if he even licked it just to taste, so I can’t torment him with something that looks that good and he can’t even have a little. So… any alternatives???


Don’t know how it would work, but what about the thick coconut milk in a can that is used for mixing drinks? It would be shelved by the alcohol drink mixers. It has a lot of sugar in it just like sweetened condensed, and I think it’s dairy free (you’d have to check for sure though).


I love that idea. I’m going to have to give it a try. It will open a whole world of possibilities if if it works. Thanks!!


Erica I was wondering the same thing 2 of my 3 daughters are allergic to cows milk and I’m lactose intolerant but I REALLY want to make this, so if you figure it out let me know please! Thanks!!


I tried it with the coconut milk cooked down. It was OK. I found it a bit runny, so its not the best substitute, but worth playing with again in the future. Good luck!

Boo Goblir

did you try Crème of Coconut. I have read that’s the best substitute, NOT just coconut milk, but the Crème of Coconut or Cream of Coconut. it’s much thicker. ??? I haven’t tried this with it yet though….


I just made these dairy free by making a simple chocolate ganache: 3 cups DF chocolate chips and 2/3 cup of almond milk. Microwave in a glass bowl in 30-second increments until completely melted. Pour over crust and refrigerate until set, then pour the finished fluff over it. Hope this helps!


This looks so delicious! I just love s’more desserts!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

Oh boy, this looks good. By the way, some of these pics here are THE DEFINITION of food porn 😉

Belinda @themoonblushbaker

I thought smores could not get any better, but now I know they do! You can not go wrong with chocolate, graham and marshmellows.

Rachel Cooks

Love how thick each layer is! Hopefully these will throw Amanda onto the marshmallow bandwagon!

Jenny Flake

Oh my goodness I need these like yesterday 🙂 xoxo

Annie @ Annie

I’ve made fudge with sweetened condensed milk before and it was the richest most delicious fudge ever. I can totally imagine how this tastes. It ah-maz-ing.

Annie @ Annie

Say what now?! S’mores fudge!! :O I need this now.


Gurl! Thank you so much for the sweet shout out (pun sort of intended). These bars look glorious! The fluff has found a good home here. As opposed to shoveled in my face with a spoon from the mixer bowl. xxoo


Every layer looks like absolute perfection!

Shari Kelley

I don’t even like smores and I want one of these! They look so good. This would be perfect to make for taking up to our cabin some weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Holy heavenliness. These look out of this world, Shelly!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

I love the thick crust on this! I didn’t get to go to Sugar Mama’s but I heard it was great! Nice to see some recreations we can make at home!


I just can’t compute how much awesome these are. If you ever need to bribe me, these smores bars are it. Period.


These look incredible! I’ve never seen mini Hershey kisses. I need to look for those!

Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective

Oh, my gosh! These look so good!

Glory/ Glorious Treats

I can’t be sure if these are good until I try one… please send a batch to my house and I’ll gladly give you my full review! =)


These look better than terrific! Smores anything is always delish 🙂

Nat D.

This is the most beautiful thing I have seen all day. Thank you.

Jaren (Diary of a Recipe Collector)

Girl, you are the Smore Queen, and they always look so good!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

I’m sure your bars are 1000000x better! And I can’t wait to experience it for myself 🙂

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I have been having a huge craving for s’mores lately, and now I really want these!!

Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie

Seriously? Homemade fluff and all? Killing me.

I made these yesterday and realized after starting that I didn’t have a candy thermometer. Found a place on the internet that said the sugar should be able to easily roll into a ball with your fingers when dropped into cold water and then flatten out again when removed. Must have been the right temperature because the marshmallow creme came out great. I would add more butter to crust – this is like making a cheesecake crust and 2 cups graham cracker crumbs mixed with 1/3 cup butter wasn’t enough for it to stick together. After cutting, most of the… Read more »

Omg. Happy day! I was making these last night for a 4th of July,party and the marshmallow fluff didn’t come out at all! But I had to try again and it was perfect! I didn’t let the sugar mixture reach 240 as I think my thermometer wasn’t working right , but it worked out anyway and they are amazing. Per my 11 year old ” these are insane”.

Oh one tip to everyone when boiling the sugar def use a small pot per Shelly. It makes a difference!

I made 2 pans of these yesterday and they were so, so good. As a rule I don’t like marshmallows but homemade ones are a completely different story. They are divine. Anyway, I brought a pan to a friends house and we kept one and everyone loved them. I too would probably add more butter to the crust next time but I think the real trick is letting them cool completely before you cut them. We were anxious and cut ours while still warm and ended up with a bit of a mess. My friend waited and she said they… Read more »
Tracy Turner

Just made these and WOW are they delicious. I do want to make the crust a little firmer as it was rather crumbly. More butter?


Yours certainly look better than the one’s from Sugar Mama’s! Will be “pinning,” and hopefully making soon. I have Shauna’s book, and it’s fabulous. Her technique is different from most others, and I prefer it.


I was wondering if using jarred marshmallow cream would work?


I made these with the added butter in the crust and they were fantastic!! I took them to a bbq and they were a HUGE hit! You really have the best recipes on your site and you always make me laugh. Thanks for sharing your creativity, you make the world a sweeter place:)


For my daughter’s wedding, she requested a dessert bar and Smore’s were one of the desserts she wants. This fits perfectly! Thanks so much for sharing. My only question is do these cut nicely? Is there some secret to getting these to look perfect?
Thanks so much,


Oh holy yum. Just made these and they are ridiculous!!!!! So so good!!! I’ll be blogging about them for sure!

Laura Dembowski

I try to keep an open mind and understand we’re all different, but I’m always suspicious of people who don’t think homemade marshmallow anything and everything is the best thing on earth 😉 These look beyond amazing!


I made this today… for those with a sweet tooth, it’s perfect, but I couldn’t stomach more than a couple of bites – the melted chocolate chip/condensed milk combo is too rich for me. The marshmallow is perfect however and versatile so I will use it for other desserts for sure.