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Drunken S’mores Bars

A sweet treat just for grown-ups, Drunken S’mores Bars are a decadent, rum-laced confection perfect for a party or the holidays!

Drunken S'mores Bars on a plate

Warning. You’ll feel bad about making these bars. You’re going to look at the ingredients and mutter, “I shouldn’t, I shouldn’t, I can’t.”

But then you’re gonna make them anyway. And you’ll be happy about it. Because here’s the thing.

The holidays are hard, people. Yeah, sure, there’s glittery trees and sparkly lights and glowy candles and big red bows. But there’s also the shopping. And the planning. And the cooking. Pressures at work (or pressures because of no work). Missing loved ones who have passed.

So, yes, these bars are bad. But they taste SO good. And you’ll feel better about the ingredients — feel good even — once you shove one in your maw. Because sometimes, you just have to.

Drunken S'mores Bars on a plate

And it’ll be just what you need when the in-laws call to say they’ll be in town for five days instead of three. Or the bag of net lights that worked when you packed them away last year are on the fritz now. Or the Xbox console over which your kids have been dripping in beggary just went on backorder.

“But, SoupAddict, was it really necessary to add rum to an already decadent recipe?”

Yes, it really was.

Close-up of a Drunken S'mores Bar

Because if you didn’t add rum, they would just be plain ole s’mores bars, which you can google and find 323,000 recipes for. You don’t need SoupAddict for plain ole s’more bars. But if you want s’mores bars overload, you’ve come to the right place.

Oh, and in case you were wondering whether it’s possible to pick up one of these babies without getting all sticky gooey and chocolately, the answer is, not a chance.

Karen xo

Close-up of a Drunken S'mores Bar
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5 from 2 votes

Drunken S'mores Bars

Drunken S'mores Bars - the sweet and yummy s'more bar gets a grown-up, decadent treatment with the addition of rum. An irresistible holiday treat!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: s'mores
Servings: 9 squares
Calories: 325kcal
Author: Karen Gibson

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk either full fat or fat free
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons rum
  • 1 1/2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups graham crackers crumbled into pea-sized bits (about 6 sheets of standard graham crackers), divided
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup about 4 oz your favorite dark chocolate, chopped (or use chips)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F and place rack in center of oven. Grease an 8” x 8” pan and line with parchment or wax paper, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides to assist with removal later.
  • Melt the butter in a sauce pot over medium heat. Add flour and stir until you create a light brown paste (roux). Add the sweetened condensed milk slowly, stirring constantly, and incorporate thoroughly into the roux. Add the salt and rum, and continue heating until the mixture is nice and thick. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • Combine the oats and 1 cup of graham cracker crumbs in a large mixing bowl. Add the milk mixture to the oats and graham crackers and stir until thoroughly coated. Spread the mixture in the prepared pan and pat firmly to distribute evenly.
  • Top the mixture with the chopped chocolate, followed by the marshmallows. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup of graham cracker crumbs on top. Use the flat of your hand to gently press on the top layers.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, turning the pan halfway through to promote even baking.
  • Optional: after baking, brown the marshmallows by placing under the broiler for a minute or two. Do not walk away from the oven — the marshmallows will brown very quickly!
  • Remove and allow to rest in the pan for 15 minutes. Use the parchment paper overhang as handles to easily remove the bars from the pan and place on a cooling rack. Use a sharp knife to cut the bars — they’ll be ooey, gooey and wonderful.

Nutrition

Calories: 325kcal
Nutritional information, if shown, is provided as a courtesy only, and is not to be taken as medical information or advice. The nutritional values of your preparation of this recipe are impacted by several factors, including, but not limited to, the ingredient brands you use, any substitutions or measurement changes you make, and measuring accuracy.

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Constance Youngs

Thursday 9th of March 2017

I'm so pleased that I discovered your web site. I normally battle with different recipe ideas.

We have my parents coming next weekend so I have been looking for something special. And I think that I have found the perfect recipe! I'll report back once I've had a chance to try it out. Thank you for the wonderful idea.

Ellen

Sunday 15th of January 2012

I just found you, and I think I love you. That is all.

Jessie

Thursday 1st of December 2011

What kind of rum? Dark?

SoupAddict

Thursday 1st of December 2011

I would say, whatever is your favorite. ;) I used dark.

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yummychunklet

Wednesday 30th of November 2011

Yum! S'mores with rum?? Great idea!