Post Summary: Fun Smores Combinations To Spice Up Your Classic Dessert
One of the best camping experiences for all ages is gathering around a fire, crouching down toward the warm coals, and roasting a marshmallow for a delicious s’more.
Whether you like the classic original s’more or want to branch out to alternative s’mores, this post is for you!
Keep scrolling to learn some fun s’more variations, new or different ideas for s’mores, what ingredients you’ll need, and how to make them!
What is a S’more?
While the invention of some-mores, or s’mores, can’t be attributed to one event or person, it is believed to be that the graham cracker, chocolate, and roasted marshmallow dessert was invented over 100 years ago!
S’mores were NOT, in fact, invented by a Girl Scout troop leader named Loretta Scott Crew, though one of the first recorded recipes for the treat appears in “Tramping and Trailing with the Girl Scouts” from 1927.
However, there is speculation that s’mores may have been invented–if not introduced–at the Girl Scout Camp Andree between 1921 and 1925, according to a 1925 Norwalk Hour article.
Whether it appeared in a cookbook or was invented by a ten-year-old with a sweet tooth, s’mores have been a classic American treat that has stood the test of time!
The Ingredients, Deconstructed
So what are s’mores, really? Is it just the combination of crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate? Or can you get creative with the ingredients?
Personally, we think that s’mores are absolutely customizable, and are at the preference of the eater!
To get your creative juices flowing, here are some ways you can spice up one (or more) essential elements of the original s’more.
Cookies / Crackers
One of the essential ingredients for s’mores is an outer graham cracker or cookie that sandwiches the gooey goodness of the marshmallow.
There are many options besides a graham cracker for your s’more!
Some other creative options for your perfect s’more can include waffle cookies, chocolate graham crackers, gluten-free thin cookies, ginger cookies, stroopwafels, fudge-striped cookies, Oreos, or the OG graham crackers!
What makes a s’more a s’more is the gooey marshmallow inside!
Instead of the classic marshmallow, alternative marshmallow options for your s’mores include vegan marshmallows (Dandies), marshmallow creme, Yummallo Rainbow marshmallows, or chocolate covered marshmallows.
The Chocolate (or Candy)
Chocolate is one of the most essential s’more ingredients that make the dessert so delicious.
No matter the choices, some of the best chocolate for s’mores has to be the original Hershey’s chocolate bars!
The 10 Best S’more Combinations
So, what if you want to spice up your combination of classic ingredients? Here are some ideas you can try next time you are around the campfire with friends!
1. The Original S’more
The original s’more has got to be one of the best desserts out there.
All you need is two graham cracker squares, three squares of Hershey’s chocolate, and a roasted marshmallow!
To get a perfect marshmallow for your s’more, try roasting it near the coals of the fire rather than over the flame itself.
You’ll get a perfect golden-brown roasted marshmallow this way!
2. The Triple Chocolate
To all the chocolate lovers out there, this one’s for you!
For the triple chocolate s’more, you’ll need two chocolate graham crackers, a chocolate covered marshmallow, and double the Hershey’s!
3. The Mayan Chocolate S’more
Did you know that chocolate was first invented by the Maya, Aztecs, and ancient Olmecs in Mexico and Central America?
Like a match made in heaven, the Central American and Mexican flavor captures the captivating qualities of salty, sweet, and spicy.
For the Mayan s’more, all you need is chocolate or regular graham crackers, three squares of Hershey’s chocolate, a sprinkle of salt, and a dash of both cayenne and cinnamon!
The spicy-sweet chocolate flavor in this s’more is irresistible (though maybe not to those who don’t like a bit of heat!).
4. The Peanut Butter Cup S’more
If you love peanut butter, this s’more recipe is for you!
On your peanut butter cup s’more, all you have to do is replace the usual Hershey’s chocolate with a Reese’s peanut butter cup.
The combination of crunchy chocolate, squishy marshmallow, and sweet peanut butter will make you want more!
5. The Peanut Butter S’more
Can’t get enough of peanut butter goodness? Try the peanut butter s’more for that classic PB&C flavor.
All you need to do is spread a small amount of peanut butter on your graham cracker before sandwiching the marshmallow with two graham crackers and chocolate.
You can also try other nut butters, like almond butter or cashew butter, for that cozy, nutty flavor!
6. The Oreo Dream S’more
For those with a sweet tooth, the Oreo dream s’more is the way to go!
Instead of using graham crackers to sandwich your roasted marshmallow, try using two Oreo cookies instead.
It will give you the perfect combination of chocolate, marshmallow, and cream!
Pro tip: If you still want to use graham crackers, try thin Oreos in addition to Hershey’s chocolate for a super sweet treat.
7. The Cookie Butter S’more
Calling all Trader Joe’s fans!
Cookie Butter, which is made from Trader Joe’s Speculoos Cookies, makes the perfect addition to a s’more.
All you need to do is spread some Cookie Butter on your graham crackers, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a delicious and unique s’more!
Pro tip: Add a sprinkle of salt for that classic salty-sweet flavor.
8. The Nutella S’more
Since it came out in 1964, Nutella has been a dependable flavor that melds so well with many different foods, including s’mores!
To capture that rich chocolate and hazelnut flavor, spread some Nutella on your graham crackers before adding your roasted marshmallow.
9. The Gingerbread S’more
During this holiday season, try the gingerbread s’more for a festive treat with family and friends!
Instead of using graham crackers, try using gingerbread cookies to sandwich your roasted s’more.
Pro tip: Spread some frosting on the gingerbread cookie too!
10. The Salted Caramel S’more
The salted caramel s’more can be achieved in many ways, but some of the easiest include using salted caramel Ghirardelli squares instead of Hershey’s chocolate or melting a caramel inside of your marshmallow when you roast it!
For extra fancy s’mores, drizzle caramel sauce over the marshmallow and sprinkle some sea salt flakes on top!
You’ll be the talk of the party with these unique s’more recipes.
11. The M&M S’more
The classic M&Ms are just the thing to spice up your s’more recipe!
All you’ve got to do is poke a few M&Ms into your melted marshmallow and stick it in between two graham crackers (and more chocolate, if you’d like!).
Pro tip: Try using mini M&Ms!
12. The Coconut Craze S’more
To make the coconut craze s’more, roast a marshmallow covered with coconut flakes instead of a regular marshmallow!
For added goodness, use a fun-size Almond Joy candy bar instead of Hershey’s chocolate on your coconut s’more.
13. The Holiday Special S’more
Bring on the cheer this year with the holiday special s’more, made with chocolate graham crackers, peppermint bark instead of Hershey’s chocolate, and marshmallows.
Pro tip: Add some chocolate drizzle over your marshmallow for an extra yummy s’more!
14. The Oven Baked S’more Casserole
If you’re craving the s’more experience but don’t have access to a fire, make them inside your oven instead with this easy oven baked s’more casserole recipe!
All you need is an oven-safe dish and your favorite s’more ingredients.
For the best oven baked s’more casserole, layer graham crackers, Hershey’s chocolate (or chocolate chips), and marshmallows in a shallow baking dish, then bake at 450° for 4-5 minutes or until the marshmallows are melted and golden brown.
Serve on plates, dig right in with spoons, or dip into the casserole with graham crackers, cookies, pretzels, or any other ingredient of your choosing!
Pro tip: Instead of layering s’more ingredients in a baking dish, lay out the ingredients on a sheet pan, starting with graham crackers and marshmallows and broil for 1-3 minutes. Then, add Hershey’s chocolate and the top graham cracker for traditional s’mores made in the oven!
15. The Microwave S’more
An even easier way to make a s’more is in the microwave!
You can make an original s’more by microwaving one graham cracker, three Hershey’s chocolate squares, and one large marshmallow on a plate for 15-30 seconds.
After microwaving, add the top graham cracker and enjoy!
You can also make a microwavable s’more dip by using a microwave-safe bowl and filling with Hershey’s chocolate (or chocolate chips) and marshmallows.
Microwave on high for 15-30 seconds until the marshmallows have puffed up and the chocolate has melted.
Then, use graham crackers (or any other dipping ingredient) to scoop up the gooey goodness!
Pro tip: The marshmallows will puff up in the microwave, so make sure your bowl is tall enough to avoid a mess!
16. The S’more Smoothie
Find yourself craving the s’more flavor in the morning? Try the s’more smoothie!
To make a s’more smoothie, blend these ingredients:
- 1 cup milk of your choice
- 1 scoop chocolate or vanilla protein powder
- 1 banana
- ½ cup ice
- 2 graham crackers
- 2 tablespoons marshmallow fluff
- 1 tablespoon mini marshmallows
- 1 tablespoon chocolate chips
Pro tip: Top with whipped cream, chocolate chips, and graham cracker crumbles for a complete s’more smoothie!
17. The S’more Cheesecake
If you’re looking for even more s’more ideas, try making an easy s’more cheesecake like this one!
The key ingredients of a s’more cheesecake are graham cracker crumbs, sugar, butter, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, chocolate chips, and marshmallows.
This alternative s’more idea is a fun variation from the original s’more that everyone will love!