S'mores in Endless Ways

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You may be familiar with traditional s’mores – graham cracker, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow – but what about the many ways you can change it up? Dress it up with all the fixin’s or swap out the graham cracker for something special – truly, the possibilities are endless. Check out these next-level creations from our friends at the National Park Service to get you started!

These classic campfire treats just got a little sweeter

Think Outside the (Graham Cracker) Box

A girl roasts a marshmallow on a stick over a campfire

Yellowstone National Park (Neal Herbert, National Park Service)

The essence of a s’more is its roasted marshmallow – that toasted, crispy exterior encasing delectable, gooey insides. Frankly, it wouldn’t be a s’more without the marshmallow. However, beyond the marshmallow, a s’more is endlessly customizable. Try mixing up your s’mores with some of the following additions:

Upgrade the Marshmallow

A man smushing his roasted marshmallow between two graham crackers over a fire


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 your s’mores:

Chef's Specials

A girl takes a bite out of a s'more on a sunny day

Acadia National Park (Kristi Rugg, National Park Service)

The Chocoholic’s Delight

Berry Nice S’more

S’more Peanut Butter

The Cookie Monster

Mexican Hot Chocolate

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!

New Camping Dessert

Two ice cream cones stuffed with marshmallows and chocolate


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’mores recipe.



  1. Put about 1 tsp of chocolate chips at the bottom of the cone
  2. Add a layer of mini 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


Quick Roasting Lesson

Three people gather around a campfire at night

Assateague Island National Seashore (National Park Service)

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.

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