S'mores bars with Nuttella Marshmallows

I've been meaning to make marshmallows  for quite a while now. Then the other day (national s'mores day) Bon Appetit featured the top 10 s'mores recipes from various food blogs and there was one from Cherry Tea Cakes for S'mores bars where you made the marshmallow layer from scratch. I was pretty stoked to make them right away. I changed the recipe slightly by putting nuttella flavour into the marshmallow layer and putting peanut butter in the top chocolate layer, but other than that I was quite true to the original recipe. They are addictive and delicious and you've got to make them this summer. Its well worth the effort.

Graham Layer
Minimally adapted from Cherry Tea Cakes

  • 2 1/2 cups + 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 cup golden brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 7 tbsp cold, unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup agave syrup
  • 5 tbsp low fat milk
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract
  1. Add flour, sugar, soda, and salt to the large bowl of the food processor. Pulse a couple of times to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the mixture is crumbly and butter is evenly distributed through the dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk together the agave, milk and vanilla until combined. Add to the flour mixture and pulse until just combined.
  3. Press mixture into a 9x13 inch rectangle baking dish that has been lined with parchment paper.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until semi-firm to the touch. Remove from oven and set aside to cool. Make the marshmallow layer while it cools.
Marshmallow Layer
Minimally adapted from Cherry Tea Cakes

  • 1 1/2 packages unflavoured gelatin
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water, divided
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping tbsp nuttella
  1. Fit stand mixer with whisk attachment. Combine 1/4 cup cold water and the gelatin in the bowl of the mixer and leave to sit while you make the syrup.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1/4 cup ice water, sugar, corn syrup and kosher salt. Cover and cook on medium heat for 3 minutes. Don't worry about stirring it.
  3. Remove the lid and attach candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Boil for approximately 7 minutes or until the mixture reaches 240 degrees and then remove from heat immediately.
  4. Put stand mixer on low speed and churn the gelatin mixture for a couple of turns. Then with mixture still on low, slowly pour in the hot syrup mixture (BE CAREFUL, THE MIXTURE IS EXTREMELY HOT AND CAN BURN YOU).  When all the syrup is incorporated, cover the front and sides of the mixer with a tea towel and turn the mixer up to high speed. Continue to whip until mixture is luke warm - 12 minutes. In the last minute of whipping, add vanilla and nuttella and mix until incorporated.
  5. Pour marshmallow cream onto the graham cracker base. Sprinkle lightly with powdered sugar.
  6. Let set for 1 hour before topping with chocolate peanut butter layer.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer
Minimally adapted from Cherry Tea Cakes

  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp corn syrup
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  1. Combine all ingredients in microwave safe bowl. Microwave on low heat at 30 second intervals stirring well each time until mixture is completely melted. Pour over marshmallow layer and spread evenly.
  2. Allow to set for a few hours. Enjoy!

So, these are a little bit of work, but they're delicious. I highly recommend making them as a dessert for one of your end of summer get togethers with friends and family. It makes a nice big pan of squares that will feed lots of people.

Happy Baking my Friends!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Erin,
    Your Bars look delicious, this would be a very good treat. Thanks for sharing and hope you have a great week!
    Miz Helen