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Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars

There aren’t many snacks better than s’mores granola bars… unless you make them Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars instead! Packed with oats, graham cracker crumbles, Milky Way bars, and mini marshmallows, these treats will be loved by kids and adults alike!

(This recipe for Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars was originally posted in February 2011, but was updated with new photos in 2018).

Overhead view of a Milky Way s'mores granola bar square on a wooden cutting board with mini Milky Ways in the background and recipe title at the top

The other day, out of the blue, I got a HUGE craving for Milky Ways and decided I must bake something that used them. There’s just something about the gooey bars of chocolate layered with caramel that could make me devour an entire bag. mmmm. I didn’t really know exactly what I wanted to bake; it was a toss up between cookies or a bar of some sort, but I knew I wanted to incorporate graham crackers and definitely marshmallows, you know, to make an extra sticky treat 🙂

I finally decided to make a s’mores granola bar, but with Milky Ways instead of simple chocolate. So much more delicious, right? You could really swap out the Milky Ways for any candy of your choice if you happen to be in the mood for something else. The options are endless!

MILKY WAY S’MORES GRANOLA BARS RECIPE

This recipe is so easy and quick to prepare. Which is perfect because that means you can be snacking on granola bars in no time at all. You’ll start by making the granola bar crust, which is simply old fashioned oats, graham crackers, flour, butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup. Pat the wet mixture into the bottom of a 9×9 pan.

Collage showing process for making Milky Way s'mores granola bars, including oats, flour, and crushed graham crackers in a bowl, ingredients with butter mixed in in bowl, and ingredients pressed into square pan

And then simply sprinkle the chopped Milky Ways and mini marshmallows on top before popping in the oven. The chocolate will get all melty and the marshmallows toasty.

Collage showing process for making Milky Way s'mores granola bars, including pan with crust topped with mini marshmallows and chopped Milky Way bars and pan just out of the oven with marshmallows toasted

Let them cool and then slice and serve! You can cut them into traditional granola bar shapes if you want, but I like cutting them into squares.

Did you grow up eating Chewy Granola Bars? These are so similar to the S’mores Chewy bars! Except way better because they’re topped with candy bars instead of simple chocolate chips.

Overhead view of Milky Way s'mores granola bars on a wooden board with more granola bars and wrapped mini Milky Ways in the background

The fun addition of Milky Ways, with their nugget and caramel, add a bit more stickiness and uniqueness to the bars, versus using just regular chocolate chips. These are the perfect dessert bites and will definitely be a crowd-pleaser. Or just a great snack to have around the house for a few days… they store really well in an air-tight container!

 

Landscape view of Milky Way s'mores granola bar squares on a wooden board with wrapped Milky Way minis in background

They’re also a great solution for using up any leftover Halloween candy you might have laying around the house. Like I mentioned, you can use any type of candy in these… Even a fun combinationof anything you have left. I want to make a Reese’s version, along with Butterfinger, Snickers, and Midnight Milky Ways. YUM.

Overhead view of a Milky Way s'mores granola bar square on a wooden cutting board with mini Milky Ways in the background

These Milky Way s’mores granola bars are sure to be a hit for kids and adults alike. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t be excited to have one of these hiding in their lunchbox during the school or workday. Just be sure to keep yourself away from the whole pan because they can be quite addictive!

What candy would you add to s’mores granola bars?

If you’re looking for more delicious granola snacks, check out these Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheerios Granola Bars and this Peanut Butter Chia Quinoa Granola.

Milky Way S'mores Granola Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

There aren't many snacks better than s'mores granola bars... unless you make them Milky Way S'mores Granola Bars instead! Packed with oats, graham cracker crumbles, Milky Way bars, and mini marshmallows, these treats will be loved by kids and adults alike!

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Canes, Granola Bars, S'mores
Servings: 16 squares
Ingredients
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter,
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (from 6 graham cracker sheets)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup roughly chopped Milky Ways (from about 16 Milky Way Minis)
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and butter a 9×9 inch square baking pan.

  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter with brown, sugar and maple syrup. When the sugar is dissolved, transfer the mixture to a large heatproof bowl.

  3. Stir in flour, oats, graham cracker crumbs, salt, and cinnamon, until all ingredients are covered in the butter mixture.

  4. Press the oat/butter mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking pan.

  5. Sprinkle chopped Milky Ways and mini marshmallows over the top.

  6. Bake granola bars for 15 minutes. Let cool in pan before slicing into squares or bars.

Recipe Notes
Milky Way S'mores Granola Bars -- There aren't many snacks better than s'mores granola bars... unless you make them Milky Way S'mores Granola Bars instead! Packed with oats, graham cracker crumbles, Milky Way bars, and mini marshmallows, these treats will be loved by kids and adults alike | wearenotmartha.com #granolabars #smores #milkyway #snacks

15 Responses to "Milky Way S’mores Granola Bars"

  1. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is says:

    I don’t even have words for these. Amazing.

  2. Amy says:

    delicious! i made s’mores bars this weekend too! but i used a recipe that called for marshmallow fluff instead of mini marshies. but they were still amazing and delicious. but using MilkyWays instead of chocolate chips even in that recipe would have been delightful, i’m sure!

  3. Lauren says:

    I can only imagine how delicious these are! Fantastic combination of flavors.

  4. Fun and Fearless in Beantown says:

    These look awesome!

  5. emily @ the happy home says:

    it’s amazing what marshmallows do to even the simplest of foods. those look so yummy! and they’re health food, duh, because the name contains the word “granola”

  6. Katie says:

    i need to have one of these now! milky ways are my fave!!!

  7. Sharlene says:

    I impulsively bought a bag of marshmallows last week without any use for them in mind. This sounds perfect!

  8. a frog in the cottage says:

    milky ways are simply divine !! your bars are irresistible !!

  9. Jessi @ Quirky Cookery says:

    I’ve seen funky shaped cutting boards in web stores tons of times before, but I’ve never actually seen anyone use them. It makes me giggle to see you actively using a pig one. Love it!

  10. Camels & Chocolate says:

    I think I would like to make these right now. Where’s a bag of bite-sized Milky Ways when you need them, eh??

  11. Susan says:

    Best recpie adjustment ever.

  12. Lauren at KeepItSweet says:

    Oh, I really wish I had some of those right now (although maybe not, I’d eat all of them!)

  13. vanillasugarblog says:

    yeah i’m with everyone else on this one. these look amazing. and they are kind of healthy right? i mean Oats hello?

  14. Joanne says:

    Now you’ve got ME craving Snickers! Ugh. Need to make these.

  15. Culinary Cory says:

    Oh wow. These sound amazing! Gotta love candy and marshmallows.

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