Who doesn’t love s’mores? They just scream campfires and warm summer nights. Sadly, those warm summer nights are a long ways off, so it’s a little hard to make those s’mores. Luckily, I have run across this easy s’mores candy bar recipe which can be made any time of the year. Yes, it is a little bit more complicated than actually making s’mores over the campfire, but it is still very good and a great substitute for the open flame original.

S’mores Candy Bars

1 1/2 packages of graham crackers (12-15 crackers)

3/4 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup butter

3 cups mini marshmallows

4-6 Hershey bars broken into small pieces

Heat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with foil, being sure to leaving a little overhang on the sides of the sheet. Spray foil with cooking spray, and then line up crackers on sheet so the whole sheet is covered.

Melt butter and sugar in a saucepan over medium heat until mix comes to a boil, being sure to stir it the entire time. Once mixture boils, pull it off the stove and pour it on top of the crackers. Now bake it for 5 to 6 minutes.

Take pan out of the oven and toss marshmallows and chocolate pieces on the crackers.  Put the pan back into the oven for 2 to 3 minutes, until marshmallows begin to puff up.

Remove the pan from the oven, and let it sit until it is completely cool. Use the foil overhang to remove the bars from the pan. Cut and enjoy.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.