Chocolaty Caramel-Nut S'more Bars


These rich bars call for just 7 pantry ingredients.

Chocolaty Caramel-Nut S'more Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
27 mins
Total Time:
57 mins
24 bars

These layered bars start with a crushed cookie base and a layer of creamy caramel. Top the layers with chocolate, nuts, and mini marshmallows and bake until toasted and golden. You can freeze the bars for up to three months so they're ready whenever you need a sweet treat.


  • 2 cup finely crushed chocolate wafer cookies (36 wafers)

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 11 ounce package caramel baking bits*

  • ¼ cup whipping cream*

  • 2 cup tiny marshmallows

  • 1 ½ cup mixed nuts, cashews, or cocktail peanuts, coarsely chopped

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil, extending the foil over the edges of the pan. Lightly grease foil; set pan aside.

  2. In a large bowl stir together the crushed chocolate wafer cookies and butter. Press mixture firmly and evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool crust in pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan heat and stir caramel bits and cream until caramel is melted and smooth. Pour caramel mixture evenly over crust.

  4. In a medium bowl combine marshmallows, nuts, and chocolate pieces. Sprinkle over caramel mixture and press in lightly.

  5. Bake about 12 minutes or until marshmallows just begin to brown. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Use foil to lift uncut bars out of pan and onto a cutting board. Cut into bars.


If you cannot locate caramel baking bits, substitute a 14-ounce package of vanilla caramels, unwrapped, and increase the whipping cream to 1/3 cup.

To Store:

Layer bars between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
15g Fat
27g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 163mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Total Sugars 19g
Protein 3g
Calcium 20.2mg 2%
Iron 0.9mg 5%
Potassium 121mg 3%
Folate, total 16.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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