It’s easy to understand why chocolate and marshmallow sandwiched between two graham crackers is such a popular campfire food. It’s also easy — and, more importantly, fun — to explore new melty, messy combinations or to fine tune the original recipe to perfection. Before you get the coals going, check out our tips and pick up a few more indulgent ingredients.
Roast Marshmallows the Right Way
The heart of traditional s’mores is the marshmallow. Some people prefer theirs black on the outside and gooey on the inside, others like theirs barely browned. Getting an evenly crisp and golden-brown marshmallow is easy. It just takes a little patience and these simple steps.
Even More S’mores
One of the best things about s’mores is the amount of experimentation you can do with them. Why not replace the graham cracker with chocolate-covered cookies or ice cream cone pieces? You can swap out the Hershey’s bar for your favorite candy bar or fill it with peanut butter or slices of fruit. S’mores are simple enough that you can mix and match ingredients in countless ways. Pick and choose bases and fillings as you see fit…
Or try these fun smore’s recipe ideas.
Chocolate Chip Cookie S’mores
Peanut Butter & Jelly S’mores
Chocolate-Covered Fruit S’mores
Peanut Butter Cup S’Mores
Don’t let rainy days stop you from enjoying s’mores all summer. You can make s’mores in the oven or the microwave. If you’re using the oven, preheat it to 400° and put half of your graham cracker squares on a baking sheet. Top them with your chocolate pieces and marshmallows and let them bake until the marshmallows are as brown as you like. Then take them out and add the other cracker halves. In the microwave, put your cracker, chocolate and marshmallow on a paper towel or plate and zap it for a few seconds, then top with the other cracker.
Check out some more of our favorite ways to enjoy s’mores: