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Twists on the Traditional S’more

S’mores are the ultimate summertime treat. There’s nothing quite like them. Chocolatey, sweet, gooey, and a bit of a crunch -they’re amazing. Check out these twists on the traditional s’more.

To me though, s’mores are just as much about the experience as they are about the taste.

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When you’re sitting around a fire with family or friends, creating and eating s’mores brings another layer of fun and enjoyment to the experience.   

This article is all about how you can enjoy s’mores in a non-traditional way though. 

Maybe you can’t make it to a campfire this summer, but you’re still craving that s’more flavor? I’ll go over different ways to cook and even bake s’mores. 

Maybe you’re tired of the same-old thing every time and you’re looking for something new? Well I’ve put together a list of different twists on the traditional s’more for you to try. Sometimes these are referred to as “gourmet s’mores”.

Try a new one this summer or, if you can’t get enough, try them all!  

How to Make Gourmet S’mores:

Change Up Your Ingredients:

All it takes is a few new ingredients and the classic summertime treat suddenly becomes new and exciting. 

Instead of chocolate bars try:

Mini Peanut Butter Cups

Rollos

Kit Kats 

Mini Snickers

Milky Way 

Twix

Instead of regular marshmallows try:

Different flavored marshmallows. Sometimes you can find strawberry, lemon, lime, and orange, chocolate, and even caramel marshmallows.   

Instead of Graham Crackers try: 

Fudge Striped Cookies

Oreos 

Chocolate chip cookies

Waffle Cookies

Rice Crispy Treats

Nutter Butter Cookies

Special ‘Gourmet’ Twists:

To take your regular s’more over the top, try adding something new. My favorites are listed below: 

Nutella  

Peanut Butter

Strawberries

Chocolate covered pretzels 

Bacon 

Cookie dough

Toasted coconut flakes

Carmel 

S’more Summer Party Platter: 

It would be fun to create a s’more party platter or bar, and let family and friends pick and choose their own gourmet s’more creations. 

Who wouldn’t love to try an Oreo, cookie dough s’more? Or a Rice Crispy Treat with Nutella s’more? Serve these “gourmet s’more” combinations at your next summer get-together. Everyone will love it!

Where You Cook S’mores:

The most difficult thing about creating s’mores is having a campfire. This year especially, many places have banned campfires because of the high fire danger. So you might not be able to sit around a campfire, but you can still enjoy your s’mores. 

If you’re inside, you could use an Electric Tabletop S’more Maker that is specifically designed to be used indoors. Or you can just crowd around your stove top to roast marshmallows.

If you’re wanting to enjoy s’mores in your own backyard you could try using an above ground fire pit or even a portable propane fire pit, just be careful not to drop a melty marshmallow into it!  

Twists on How to Cook Traditional S’mores. 

If having an open flame is completely out of the question, you could always try creating s’mores in the oven.

How to Cook S’mores in the oven:

1.Turn your oven broiler on. 

2. Line a cookie sheet with tinfoil 

3. Place Gram Crackers that have been broken in half onto the cookie sheet.

4. Place a marshmallow on one half of the gram cracker and chocolate on the other half.   

5. Broil for 1-2 minutes. Watch closely so they don’t burn! 

6. Pull cookie sheet out of the oven and match the marshmallow side to the chocolate side. 

7. Enjoy your s’mores! 

S’mores Dip

You could also make a s’mores dip in the oven. You’ll need a cast iron skillet for the best results, but you could use a glass pan or pie dish too. 

This recipe calls for chocolate chips, but it works best if you use a higher-end chocolate chip like Ghirardelli. The cheaper chocolate chips just don’t melt as well. 

Directions for S’more Dip: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 
  2. Pour an entire bag of chocolate chips into an 8 or 9 inch skillet
  3. Bake for 3-4 minutes, until the chocolate is melted. Try not to burn it. 
  4. Arrange marshmallows over the top of the chocolate. (If you’re using full size marshmallows, it works best to cut them in half before starting.)
  5. Bake for another 2-3 minutes or until the marshmallows are browned. 
  6. Serve immediately. This will harden over time, so it’s best to eat quickly!  

Non-cook S’mores. 

Maybe you’re craving s’mores but it’s just too hot outside to sit by a fire and it’s too hot to turn on your oven? Well you can always try making this non-bake s’more snack mix.  This is a fun twist on the traditional s’more that you can take anywhere with you!

S’more Snack Mix

This s’more snack mix takes about 20 minutes to create. And if you’re having a summer party, it can even be made in advance and put into an airtight container until you’re ready to serve it. These are fun twists on the traditional s’more that you can take anywhere with you!

Ingredients:

There aren’t definite measurements for this recipe. Just use as much or as little as you want. 

4 Cups Golden Graham Cereal

3 Mini Marshmallow Bits

1 Cup Milk Chocolate Chips

Cup of White Chocolate Chips

Bag of Milk Chocolate wafers for melting

Instructions: 

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  2. Spread a single layer of Golden Graham Cereal on the cookie sheet. 
  3. Sprinkle the milk chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows on top of the cereal. 
  4. Melt the chocolate wafers according to the directions on their package. 
  5. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the cereal mixture. 
  6. Let cool completely. This can take up to an hour. (You might even need to put it into the refrigerator for a few minutes until it’s set.)
  7. Once completely set and cooled, break it up into smaller pieces. 
  8. Enjoy! Or store in an airtight container for later. 

Other Add-Ins:

The s’more snack mix has a few different variations, and I’ll go over a couple of different options.  

Some recipes call for Chex Muddy Buddies, which are sometimes referred to as “Puppy Chow” for a richer layer of flavor. 

Other recipes include chocolate covered pretzels for more of a salty flavor. 

People will even throw in Chocolate Cheerios Cereal. 

Kind of like s’mores themselves, you can’t really mess this up even with all of these possible twists on the traditional s’more!

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