Gluten Free S’Mores Magic Bars

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Gluten Free S’Mores Magic Bars combine two childhood favorites into one gooey chocolate- and marshmallow-filled dessert recipe. No campfire needed for these magic squares!

Gluten Free S’Mores Magic Bars

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Some of the childhood dishes that stick with me the most are so simple, and not really recipes. Things like crisp corn on the cob, grilled hot dogs, liverwurst sandwiches (did I really eat that stuff?!), fresh tomatoes and cucumbers doused with Italian dressing, or bagels with melted butter and cheese, which was the snack or lunch of choice for my friend Cindy and I on days filled with things like swimming in the pool, playing Bubble Bobble on the Nintendo, riding bikes to the craft store, or making friendship bracelets or some other random craft.

The other foods that remind me of summer when I was a kid are all those frozen treats like ice cream sandwiches, freeze pops, and, ah yes, that lemon or cherry Italian ice that you’d scrape out of a cup with a little wooden spoon. The thought of making Italian ice crossed my mind, but for some reason these things just feel like they should stay in their wrappers where they belong. Trying to “upgrade” them by making them from scratch just feels like it’s not going to be true to the feelings of nostalgia they evoke in their original forms.

As you can see, my palate has changed quite a bit from when I was a kid, but I think I might have loved these just as much when I was little as I do now…

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Since recreating something just didn’t feel right to me, I decided to do a mashup of a couple childhood favorites, and then turn it into a wheat free treat that I can still enjoy. One summertime memory I have is of campfires in my dad’s backyard where we would roast hot dogs, corn on the cob, Campfire Potatoes, and s’mores. Then I also remember my mom’s friend having this big picnic every summer, and nearly every year she brought Magic Bars. So I figured, why not combine the two, and make Gluten Free S’Mores Magic Bars!

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

It’s amazing what some almond meal, butter, honey, and cinnamon can do when combined to make a simple flourless crust that tastes just like a graham cracker crust. Load that up with sweetened condensed milk, milk chocolate, and plenty of marshmallows that get perfectly toasty in the oven and you have a gooey sweet treat that nobody can resist.

Now excuse me for a second while I go grab another one…

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

 

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

Then go back in the day with all of the Nostalgic Summer Recipes at the bottom of this post.

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars

Combine two favorites into one gooey chocolate- and marshmallow-filled treat with an easy flourless graham cracker crust.
Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 18

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 cups almond meal lightly packed
  • 14.5 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 1.5 oz size Hershey's Milk Chocolate Bars* coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 9x13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, honey, salt, and cinnamon, then stir in the almond meal until well-mixed and moist.
  • Pour the crust mixture into the lined pan and press down firmly to form an even, tightly packed layer.
  • Pour about three-quarters of the sweetened condensed milk over the crust layer, and spread evenly.
  • Sprinkle with the chocolate and marshmallows, then drizzle with the remaining sweetened condensed milk.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes or until the marshmallows are lightly browned.
  • Let the pan cool completely before you cut the dessert into bars.

Notes

*The only size of Hershey chocolate bars that are gluten free are the 1.5 oz size. Otherwise, use 1 cup gluten free milk chocolate chips or 6 oz. chopped milk chocolate
Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 243 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 112mg3%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 160IU3%
Vitamin C 0.6mg1%
Calcium 94mg9%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Enjoy this Gluten Free S’Mores Magic Bars recipe!

Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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Gluten Free S'Mores Magic Bars - combine two favorite dessert recipes into one gooey treat filled with chocolate and marshmallows. And the mock flourless graham cracker crust is so easy! | cupcakesandkalechips.com

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