Gay Chef David Burtka Partners with Keebler on Fun S'mores Recipes

Out gay chef, actor and husband to actor Neil Patrick Harris has formed a collaboration with Keebler® to create 2 recipes. Both recipes celebrate National S'mores Day on August 10th and both use Keebler® Fudge Stripes Cookies.

Like we do here at Gay Dining, their goal is to try and elevate the everyday. They use easy ingredients for easy recipes. And Fudge Stripe Cookies and marshmallows do go together!

Chef Burtka announced the partnership on his Instagram page. His spin on S'mores is fun and simple and can encourage families to get together in a fun way. The recipe for the Keebler® S'mores Cookie Bars is below. Make a good time of playing around with the amount marshmallows, depending on how gooey you like your S'mores....

Keebler® S'mores Cookie Bars


1 package Keebler Fudge Stripes Cookies

1 sleeve Keebler Graham Crackers

10 tablespoons butter, melted, plus extra for greasing pan

1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

3 cups mini marshmallows


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.

  2. Butter a 9x13 baking dish and line with parchment paper.

  3. Place graham crackers into a plastic bag. Using a rolling pin, crush the graham crackers into coarse crumbs. In a medium-sized bowl, add graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Stir to combine. Pour buttered graham cracker crumbs out into prepared baking dish and press down with a spatula to evenly fill the bottom of the pan. 

  4. Pour the sweetened condensed milk over the graham cracker base and even it out with a spatula. Place half of the Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies on top, distributing evenly throughout the pan.  Scatter chocolate chips and 1 cup mini marshmallows evenly on top, then bake for 15 minutes.

  5. Remove pan from oven and carefully add the rest of the mini marshmallows, so that they completely cover all the other layers. Return pan to oven and bake for 12 minutes more, until the marshmallows are golden brown and toasty. If you like your marshmallows extra dark, finish with 1 minute under the broiler on low or gently caramelize with a kitchen torch.

  6. Using the remaining Keebler Fudge Stripe Cookies, gently press four rows of three cookies into the surface of the bars so that they stick up. Allow bars to cool before cutting into 12 servings.

For the Keebler® Mini S'mores Ice Cream Sandwich recipe click here to view it on Kleebler's website. Let us know if you try either recipe and how it turned out!