There is something so irresistible about a s’more – the crunchy graham, the ooey-gooey marshmallow, and the slightly melted chocolate come together for a few bites of pure summer happiness. You can try to stop at one, but you’ll always come back looking for s’more.
While the classic will always be delicious, there are some really great s’mores recipe ideas to it the next level. In honor of National S’mores Day on August 10, here are a few creative s’mores to try:
An Updated Classic
There are several quick s’mores ingredients, additions, or substitutions you can make that open up a whole new world of s’mores desserts. Some fan favorites are:
- Add peanut butter, sliced bananas or sliced strawberries.
- Lose the graham, but don’t panic! Replace it with two chocolate chip cookies or two peanut butter cookies.
- Sub plain chocolate for something fun like mint chocolate, cookies and cream chocolate, white chocolate, or use a dollop of hazelnut chocolate spread in its place.
- Add a scoop of ice cream to the middle of the s’more! To quote the famous Sandlot s’mores scene: “Kinda messy, but good.”
No heat? No problem! Carolina Girl Cooks whipped up this recipe for those times when you need a s’more but don’t have an open flame. Dip marshmallows half in chocolate and coat with graham cracker crumbs. They also make for a great non-messy finger food for a party.
One genius way to actually make s’mores less messy is to make “campfire cones.” Get ice cream cones, stuff them with marshmallows and chocolate chips, wrap them in aluminum foil, and set them on the edge of the fire or on the grill. You end up with melty mallows and chocolate corralled neatly inside a delicious cone!
No fire? No problem! Whip up a batch of these s’mores brownies from blogger The Kitchn – a graham cracker crust, covered in brownie, covered in marshmallows that get all browned and toasty on top.
Coffee S’mores Pie
Bon Appetit magazine has put together the most luscious s’mores-inspired pie. It’s made a bit more sophisticated with the addition of coffee, which enhances the chocolate-y goodness. We dare you not to eat this in one sitting…
This is definitely closer to a dessert than a breakfast food… but hey, you’re on vacation. You do what you want! Marshmallows are melted between two waffles and drizzled in chocolate in this recipe from Delish.
Planning on making these recipes on vacation? Make sure you book a vacation rental home with a fire pit!