Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free S'mores Bars


Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free S'mores Bars

These decadent gluten-free bars have all the fixings of the popular campfire treat—chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers. Campfire is optional.


¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter or dairy-free
    margarine, softened
1¼  cups granulated sugar
2  large eggs
2  teaspoons vanilla extract
2  cups gluten-free all-purpose flour blend of choice
1½ cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs or
    gluten-free graham crackers, finely ground
2  teaspoons baking powder
1½  teaspoons xanthan gum
¼ teaspoon salt
1½  cups semi-sweet chocolate chips*
4  cups mini marshmallows


1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil leaving a 2 to 3-inch overhang on two opposite ends and spray foil with vegetable oil. Or lightly oil a 9x13-inch baking pan.

2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl until light and creamy. Add eggs and vanilla. Beat well.

3. In separate bowl, mix together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt.

4. Add to butter mixture, beating until blended.

5. Press half the dough into prepared pan. Sprinkle chocolate chips over dough. Sprinkle with marshmallows.

6. Scatter bits of remaining dough over marshmallow, pressing to cover the marshmallows. Don’t worry if some marshmallows are showing.  

7. Place pan in preheated oven and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Lift out of pan by aluminum foil handles. Set on a smooth surface and cut into bars. If using a lightly oiled baking pan, cut into squares in the pan.

*TIP For chocolate chips without gluten, dairy and soy, visit Enjoy Life Foods.

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Recipe by Living Without food editor Beth Hillson, author of Gluten-Free Makeovers, available at

Each bar contains 243calories, 12g total fat, 7g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 33mg cholesterol,76 mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate, 1g fiber, 23g sugars, 2g protein, 23 Est GL

Comments (13)

This looks good! I was a Girl Scout for many years before celiac; this is one of the best recipes I have seen.

Posted by: RN - 23 years a Celiac | October 8, 2015 10:36 AM    Report this comment

Fruma, thanks for point out the missing nutritional data. This recipe was originally published before we included nutritional data. The missing data will appear shortly. - Moderator

Posted by: LW Moderator | May 28, 2013 3:16 PM    Report this comment

I don't understand why this site does not give calorie counts on the recipes they give out. A new user.

Posted by: Fruma K | May 26, 2013 10:00 PM    Report this comment

Read the tip about chocolate....Enjoy Life is dairy free.

Posted by: LW Moderator | May 26, 2013 8:18 PM    Report this comment

Replace the eggs with Egg-Replacer or look up another equivalent. As far as the chocolate goes, most semi-sweet chocolate is only sugar and chocolate, no milk. Eating non-allergenic food is not as hard as it seems if one is willing to research and do the work :)

Posted by: Unknown | May 26, 2013 3:35 PM    Report this comment

I hate chocolate. Is there another dairy free GG that I could use ?

Posted by: Unknown | May 26, 2013 1:32 PM    Report this comment

What about the chocolate chips....don't they have dairy in them ?

Posted by: Unknown | May 26, 2013 1:31 PM    Report this comment

Doesn't the chocolate have milk in it ?

Posted by: Unknown | May 26, 2013 1:30 PM    Report this comment

Can't wait to try

Posted by: Carol S | April 21, 2012 4:16 PM    Report this comment

I see there is a call for the actual pre-made gf graham cracker in this recipe (expensive cracker to begin with) so I'm wondering if there's a recipe to make our own gf/cf/soyf graham crackers so making the crust for this recipe could be shortcutted? Perhaps something using gf flour mix with rice bran? Or by using nut flour/meal??

Posted by: grandma peg | April 20, 2012 1:50 PM    Report this comment

I substitute eggs with 1 tbsp flax, 1 tsp egg replacer mixed in 3 tbsp warm water. I am allergic to eggs also. That is for each egg you are replacing.

Posted by: Marie C | April 19, 2012 7:03 PM    Report this comment

There are egg free marshmallows, but can we substitute out the eggs in the recipe with good results?

Posted by: LAURA WALLIS | April 19, 2012 2:46 PM    Report this comment

I can't eat this, i'm egg allergic !! :(

Posted by: Unknown | April 19, 2012 2:13 PM    Report this comment

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