This Smores Bark is an easy no-bake candy recipe that can be made in only minutes. It's the perfect gift for your favorite sweet tooth.
A few weeks ago I bought some Smores chocolates from Costco. They were a new item, and everyone seemed to be raving about them. I had very high expectations, but I ended up being disappointed.
There were a number of things I didn't like about them. The marshmallow distribution was very uneven. Some of the pieces didn't even have any. They contained caramel, which I found off-putting. I mean, caramel isn't a horrible addition to smores, but this caramel was too thick, a little grainy, and far too sweet. They used graham cereal instead of pieces of actual graham crackers.
I decided that I could do much better myself, without the $12+ price tag. But instead of making individual chocolates (more work), I opted to make bark - The Ultimate Gooey Smores Bark.
How to Make Smores Bark:
When I decided to make this bark, I wanted to make sure it had a nice, snappy texture, but I also didn't want to take the time to temper chocolate, so I opted to simply use chocolate-flavored melting wafers (more on that below).
I only wanted classic smores ingredients, but I did like the gooiness that the caramel in the store-bought chocolates provided, so I added some marshmallow fluff.
Making this bark is easy, and only took me around 15 minutes. It also set quickly, and I was breaking it into pieces and photographing it after a quick lunch break.
I chose to melt my chocolate in the microwave instead of a double-boiler, and it took only 1 minute. It's best to microwave chocolate in 30-second intervals, stirring between each interval to avoid scorching.
While the chocolate was still liquid, spread all of the other ingredients over the top. I started with the marshmallow fluff, so I could swirl it into the chocolate. Then I sprinkled the marshmallows and graham crackers over the chocolate, and topped everything with a drizzle of leftover chocolate.
Smores Bark Ingredients:
- Milk chocolate flavored melting wafers: Make sure to use dairy-free melting chocolate if you want your smores bark to be dairy-free (see more about melting chocolate below)
- Marshmallow fluff
- Water: Use whatever water you normally drink (tap water is fine)
- 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows
- Graham crackers: Make sure to use gluten-free graham crackers to make your smores bark gluten-free
What are chocolate-flavored melting wafers?
Chocolate-flavored melting wafers are round, flat wafers that are used for making candy. They are often made from sugar, cocoa powder, and a mixture of fats and stabilizers so that they do not need to be tempered after melting.
This is different from melting chocolate, which includes cocoa butter, and does need to be tempered to achieve the correct consistency after melting.
Chocolate-flavored melting wafers come in a variety of flavors and colors, and might also be called candy melts or molding wafers.
Smores Bark Equipment:
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Smores Bark Nutrition Notes:
The nutrition information in the recipe below is for one piece of bark assuming the recipe is made as written and broken into 40 smaller pieces. If you adjust the quantities of any ingredients, and/or break the bark into fewer (larger) pieces, the nutrition information will vary accordingly.
The Ultimate Gooey Smores Bark
- Stir together 1 cup marshmallow fluff and 1 ½ teaspoons water in a small bowl or 2-cup measuring cup, so that it is a thick but pourable texture. Set aside.
- Melt 1 lb milk chocolate flavored melting wafers in a microwave-safe bowl in 30-second intervals, stirring with a spatula between each interval, 60-90 seconds total.
- Spread the chocolate (reserve 2 Tablespoons to ¼ cup of the chocolate to drizzle over the top at the end) evenly over the prepared baking sheet, taking care to maker sure there are no thin or thick spots. Drizzle the thinned marshmallow fluff evenly over the chocolate (don't worry if you get the occasional big blob). If desired, gently swirl the fluff throughout the chocolate with a toothpick or wooden skewer.
- Sprinkle 1 ½ cups mini marshmallows and graham cracker pieces all over the chocolate and fluff. If your chocolate hardens before you've added all of your toppings, simply re-melt it by putting the baking pan into a slightly warmed oven for a couple of minutes. Drizzle the bark with the reserved chocolate.
- Set the baking pan aside to set. Once it is completely set, lift the baking mat or parchment and transfer the bark to a large cutting board. Carefully remove the baking mat or parchment (never cut on a silicone baking mat) and cut the bark into irregularly shaped pieces in your desired size.
- Store the bark pieces in an airtight container or bag with parchment paper between any layers to prevent sticking.