S'mores in Endless Ways

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A classic campfire treat just got a little sweeter. You may know of the traditional s’mores - graham cracker, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow, but what about the many ways you can dress it up? Check out these suggestions from our friends at the National Park Service!

Don’t Limit Yourself to the Staples

Campsite with s'mores ingredients of chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers near a campfire

A s’more is complete by its roasted marshmallow - that toasted crispy exterior surrounding delectable gooey insides. Frankly, it wouldn’t be a s’more without the marshmallow. However, outside of removing the marshmallow, a s’more is endlessly customizable. Try mixing up your s’mores with some of the following additions:

Quick Roasting Lesson

Group of friends at a campsite sitting around the campfire roasting marshmallows to make s'mores

If a marshmallow is the most important part of a s’more, it’s important to do it right. Here are some quick tips to achieve marshmallow perfection:

Summary: The best method is to stay low, be patient, and cook it as evenly as possible, avoiding the red-hot flames at the top.

Upgrade the Marshmallow

Campsite with a man placing two graham crackers around a roasted marshmallow over a campfire

While a s’more may not be complete without the marshmallow, it’s not out of the question to make some changes to it. Try some of the following marshmallow upgrades to get the most out of s’mores:

Mix It Up With These Examples

Cookie Monster S'more of marshmallow and chocolate sandwiched between two chocolate chip cookies

Now that we’ve introduced some alternative approaches to s’mores, here are some examples of delicious combinations:

The Chocoholic’s Delight

Three things:

S’more Peanut Butter

Crescent S’more

Put the s’more ingredients of your choosing inside of a crescent roll. Wrap the roll in foil and toss it in the fire for a doughy take on campfire desserts. You can also try making s’mores in a cone with this handy tutorial!

The Cookie Monster

The above are just a few examples of ways you can be creative when making s’mores, either at home or over a campfire. Put your own spin on it to make a s’more that’s just right for you!

Two ice cream cones filled with marshmallow and melted chocolate in a frying pan at a campsite

Are traditional s'mores too messy and sticky for you? Do you always burn your marshmallow? Or are you just looking to try a new camping dessert?  Here is a fun take on the tried and true s’more recipe.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Put about 1 tsp of chocolate chips at the bottom of the cone
  2. Then put a layer of marshmallows on top of the chocolate chips
  3. Keep layering until you get to the top of the cone
  4. Wrap the cone in foil
  5. Heat foil-wrapped cone over fire until chocolate and marshmallows are melted. About 3-5 minutes
  6. Enjoy!

Ready to eat s'more with chocolate, marshmallow, and graham cracker sitting on a rock at a campsite