Right now, I really wish it was summer and we weren’t in a blizzard warning. You know what reminds me of summer? S’mores. On top of that, no baking required recipes are sometimes the best recipes. Whenever I need to make a quick treat, my default is something that doesn’t require a lot of effort or thought. I obviously love baking and decorating baked goods (otherwise this blog wouldn’t exist), but I’m also all for a no bake.
I feel like everyone and their mom has a recipe for these bad boys. I first found this recipe in a Taste of Home book. I’ve also seen it on the side of cereal boxes. I have made it enough, that I tweaked it a little bit over time.
This recipe is super simple. It’s basically like making rice krispie bars. Fact: I used to be so afraid of making rice krispies because I thought I would burn the marshmallows (and that, you know, they’d burst into flames). But once I concurred that fear, the world opened up. In place of the rice krispies, these use Golden Graham cereal. And you throw in a chocolate chips. There really is nothing better.
These bars are so sweet, sticky, and gooey. What more could a person want?
3 tbls butter
1 16 oz bag marshmallows (regular or mini)
1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)
12 oz box Golden Grahams cereal (or the store brand works too)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1- Heat butter in a large sauce pan until melted. Stir in marshmallows (big or small, whatever you have on hand). Stir until smooth and combined.
2- Take off the heat. Stir in vanilla, if using. Add cereal. Mix until coated and combined.
3- After cereal is all mix in, stir in chocolate chips. The chocolate chips will became all melty. That’s what you want- keep stirring.
4- Pour mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Let cool before cutting.
*You can use up to 5 tablespoons of butter. I just don’t like too much of a butter flavor coming through.
*Vanilla isn’t required for them to be tasty. Kind of related to what I said above about not liking much butter flavor. I like what the vanilla adds.
*If melty chocolate isn’t your thing, you can also sprinkle the chocolate chips on top after putting the bars into the pan.
You can bet we are eating these today while watching the Vikings game. SKOL.