How to Make Your S'mores Recipes a Next Level Dessert

Bored of the traditional s'mores? Try these original recipes to take your S'Mores to the next level!

No night sitting around the campfire is complete without a classic s'mores dessert. It's just pure bliss! The traditional s'mores recipe is pretty standard: a graham cracker sheet, a toasted gooey marshmallow and melty chocolate.





Do you remember the first time you took that first bite of a traditional s'mores? It may have taken a few tries to get your toasted marshmallow to where you liked, right?

After many nights sitting around our fire, we got to thinking....how can we take our favorite summertime dessert to a whole new level? Our guests always tell us how much they love sitting around our backyard fire pit and we thought we would share some new ways to enjoy these yummy treats!





We swapped out traditional chocolate for different types of chocolate, add some ingredients to the warm marshmallow layer and even tried different ingredients than the regular graham cracker.

Here are some original S'Mores recipes that we came up with!

Swap out the graham crackers

No graham cracker squares or tired of graham crackers? Make your S'Mores with:

  • Use oreos (chocolate or vanilla)

  • Get salty with potato chips

  • How about using chocolate chip cookies?

  • Try a chocolate graham cracker

  • Try using a Fudge Stripe cookie or slices of buttery pound cake.

  • Some of our other favorite ways to sandwich together S'mores are: donuts sliced in half, snickerdoodles or waffles. You can use all different types of cookies!

Swap out the Chocolate

Swap out your piece of milk chocolate and try:

  • a peanut butter cup,

  • dark chocolate or white chocolate bars

  • Hershey's Cookies and Cream bars

  • York Peppermint Patty or Andes Mints candies for a minty taste

  • Or your favorite candy bar!

Add to your S'Mores Recipes by:

  • Add a scoop of creamy or crunchy peanut butter to your cookie and make a chocolate peanut butter s'mores.

  • Other options include cookie butter or dare we say, nutella? Sliced banana would be pretty good here too.

  • We love to reuse the berries from breakfast. You can cook them down on the stovetop before heading out to the fire pit or just roast them over the fire. Roasted berries are delicious on a S'more! Although fresh strawberries are just as good in a square of graham cracker too!

  • How about a Mexican S'Mores? Just sprinkle some cinnamon and chili powder over top of the chocolate for a kick!

  • Swap out the traditional marshmallow for a stuffed marshmallow or use marshmallow fluff.

  • Sprinkle coconut on top of your melted chocolate.

  • Or make a Girl Scout Samoa Cookie S'More with a caramel and coconut in your S'more.

  • Try strips of bacon

Non-Traditional S'Mores Ideas:


S'Mores Pizza

A S'Mores Pizza is so easy on the fire. Bake a simple cookie crust in a cast iron pan in the oven ahead of time. Then top with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. All of the toppings will melt into one big gooey S'mores.


Stuffed Bananas

Slice a banana lengthwise and then stuff it with mini chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs and mini marshmallows. Wrap your banana in aluminum foil and heat over the fire until everything is melty.


Campfire Cones

Campfire cones are another popular way to enjoy S'mores. In a wafer ice cream cone, stuff mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. Wrap your cone in aluminum foil and melt over the fire. We always found these were less mess for the whole family.


Make a S'Mores Dip

In a cast iron skillet over your campfire, melt the chocolate of choice. Top with marshmallows and when they are golden brown, dip graham crackers or fruit slices in the S'mores Dip.




So the next time you are looking for a sweet treat, think outside of the box when it comes to traditional s'mores.

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