In today’s post: S’mores Candy Bites are super easy to make using just the microwave, and they’re just as delicious as your favorite campfire treat. It’s like a smores candy bar in bite size pieces. Be warned – you won’t be able to stop at just one!
Easy S’mores Candy
This easy treat only takes about 15 minutes to put together. Fluffy marshmallows and crunchy graham cereal are coated in sweet chocolate and dropped into cute little candies. It’s the perfect taste of summer that doesn’t require a campfire! But it’s not just for summer: this delicious candy makes a wonderful gift for Christmas.
Here’s what you’ll need to make S’mores Candy Bites:
Golden Graham Cereal: Graham cereal gives you the flavor of graham crackers but it stays crunchier in the candy than crackers would.
Almond Bark (aka candy bark or vanilla candy coating) and Semi Sweet Chocolate chips: These two products combine to give you the flavor of milk chocolate without the hassle of using real milk chocolate. Real milk chocolate has to be kept at a certain temperature or it will lose it’s temper, meaning it won’t set up correctly. Using a mixture of almond bark and semi sweet chips is MUCH simpler and most people can’t tell the difference.
Optional: You could also add peanuts or toffee chips to the candy mixture, or add a sprinkle of salt on top. We prefer the classic marshmallow/graham/chocolate mix, however.
Mini Cupcake Liners: You will also need mini cupcake liners if you’d like the candies to look like they do in the photos in this post. I think it makes them a bit more professional looking, and keeps them from getting stuck to each other when stored if it’s a little warm in your house. But if you don’t have mini cupcake liners, you can scoop the candies out onto wax paper instead.
How to Make S’more Candy
This recipe is seriously easy. There’s no need for a campfire or oven. Simply melt the chocolate in the microwave, then stir in the marshmallows and graham candy. Finally, scoop it out into individual candies and top with a bit of crushed cereal to make them look pretty.
Use Your Cookie Dough Scoop!
Once you’ve mixed the marshmallows and graham cereal into the melted chocolate, you’ll need to work quickly to scoop it out into individual candies. A cookie dough scoop is the perfect tool for this! Just scoop up some of the mixture and drop it onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or into a mini cupcake liner.
I used a medium cookie dough scoop (#40/2 tablespoons) but did not fill it all the way. If you are using a smaller scoop, like a 1 tablespoon scoop, you could slightly overfill it.
- 4 oz Almond Bark see note about chocolate options
- 4 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate chips approx. 2/3 of a cup
- 1 and 1/4 cups Miniature Marshmallows
- 1 and 1/4 cups Golden Grahams Cereal
- 2 tablespoons Golden Grahams Cereal, crushed
Want more project ideas? Sign up to get my favorite easy crafts and recipes straight to your inbox!
- Prepare a cookie sheet by lining it with wax paper or parchment paper OR set out 24 mini cupcake liners. Finely crush the additional 2 tablespoons of graham cereal and set aside.
- Place the chocolate in a medium glass or pyrex bowl that is microwave safe. The bowl should be large enough to mix in the marshmallows and cereal (do not add those ingredients yet).
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave. Melt for 30 seconds, then stir thoroughly. Then continue melting in 15 second intervals, stirring thoroughly after each time in the microwave. It shouldn't take more than 45-60 seconds total to melt the chocolate.
- Immediately stir in the marshmallows and graham cereal, stirring thoroughly until everything is coated.
- Scoop out candy by rounded tablespoons and drop onto the prepared cookie sheet or into each mini cupcake liner. It's easiest to do this with a cookie dough scoop. Work quickly so you can scoop them all before the chocolate begins to set. Sprinkle some of the crushed cereal on top of each candy.
- Place the candies in the fridge for 30 minutes to set up, then remove from the refrigerator and store at room temperature. You can leave them to set at room temperature but it will take much longer for them to completely set, especially is your house is warm.
- When candies are completely set, store in an airtight container.