11 Creative S’mores Combinations for National S'mores Day
By Kate Erbland
If you’re anxious to spice up an already perfect fire-forged treat, we’ve got some wild ideas that just might have a place around your campfire.
1. Filled Chocolate S’mores
The easiest way to beef up a three-ingredient treat like a classic s’more is to go hog-wild on a single element. Sure, you could get some fancy graham crackers or a flavored marshmallow, but why not focus on the chocolate? Instead of using a simple slab of the dark stuff, go for an extra-rich piece that comes with its own special fillings, from caramel to peppermint to still more chocolate.
2. The Elvis S'more
Not content to pay special attention to a single ingredient on your s’more? Go for rock 'n roll broke with a new-fangled twist on Elvis Presley’s supposedly favorite sandwich. The big guy loved putting crazy things between bread, particularly bacon, peanut butter, and banana. That's easy enough to replicate on a s’more, thanks to one clever bit: a peanut butter cup.
3. S’mores Martini
Although it might be easy and obvious to pile new ingredients on to an existing s’more and call it a day, it’s far more ambitious to take said s’more and turn it inside out for a new taste. How about a s’more martini? Thanks to marshmallow-flavored vodka, a bit of Kahlua, chocolate syrup and a generous graham cracker and chocolate rim, it’s surprisingly easy to make the childhood favorite into an adult treat.
4. S’mores Pops
The unsung hero of the s’more is the graham cracker. It may not get the glory of the chocolate or the marshmallow, but it’s the key to holding things together and making the treat a handheld one. So let’s do away with it, at least in its normal form. Instead of toasting marshmallows and then putting them on chocolate and graham cracker, toast up the mallows and then dip them in chocolate and graham cracker crumbs. Still handheld, albeit with a harder cleanup.
5. S’mores Pie
Graham crackers figure into other desserts, too—like pie!—so combining the two is a bit of a no-brainer. Deconstruct that s’more to make a s’mores pie, complete with a graham cracker crust and a toasted marshmallow top. You’ll need a plate and utensils, but it’s worth it.
6. S’mores Spaghetti
It’s not actual spaghetti—it’s something far tastier: Fake spaghetti made out of chocolate and marshmallow, with little graham cracker bits sprinkled over as fake Parmesan. It sounds almost impossible to make, but it’s definitely one of the wildest takes on s’mores around.
7. S’mores Cookie Sandwiches
If you’re willing to toss out one ingredient, it’s possible to open up a whole new world of s’more-related treats. Hold fast to chocolate and marshmallows, and turn a pair of tasty chocolate chip cookies into a vessel for delivering toasty marshmallows. Please forgive us, graham crackers.
8. S’mores In a Jar
Jar-bound desserts are all the rage now, and while they look impressive and sound kind of insane, they’re relatively easy to make—it just takes a lot of layering. As ever, the trusty graham cracker is the base here, while the fluffy marshmallow is the star.
9. S’mores Macarons
The beloved French pastry has long worked as a scrumptious delivery service for unexpected flavors, and s’mores are no different. Graham cracker dough, a marshmallow center, and a chocolate glaze? It’s nuts, but it’s also a brilliant way to make this stuff instantly high-brow.
10. Graham Cracker Loaded Brownie
Is that? No. It can’t be. It is! It’s a brownie—a treat on its own—loaded up with warm marshmallows, more melted chocolate, and graham cracker crumbles. Turns out, you can make anything into a s’more-flavored treat, as long as you’re willing to load up the ingredients and never look back.
11. S’mores Stuffed French Toast
S’mores may be dessert food, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they don’t have a place on the breakfast table—as long as you’re willing to stuff your French toast with the key ingredients. Two pieces of French toast are filling enough, but when they’re crammed with hot marshmallows, melted chocolate, and some graham cracker bits just for fun, all bets are off. Wild.