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12 Surprising Things to Add to Your S’mores

Get your 'mallows ready! You'll want to try all of these.

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homemade marshmallow s'mores with chocolate on crackersShutterstock / Olga Miltsova

Whether you’re out in the wild or want nostalgic dessert at home, s’mores are the right treat for any occasion. The graham cracker, chocolate square and marshmallow combo is delicious, but there are clever ways to bring your s’more to the next level.

Going camping soon? Bring these campfire recipes with you.

 

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Cayenne pepper dusted s'mores on a baking sheetBrittany Griffin

Cayenne Pepper


Add extra heat to your campfire with delicious cayenne s’mores. Just spritz your marshmallow with water and dust with cayenne pepper, then make your s’more as usual. You’ll have a sophisticated variation of the traditional recipe—just like these childhood classics all grown-up.

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Bacon in several s'mores stacked togethersweetpeasandsaffron.com

Bacon


We’d say any bacon lover has probably realized how delicious the chocolate/bacon combination is! You can achieve this flavor nirvana by adding chocolate-covered bacon, or making a gourmet caramel and bacon s’more.

(By the way, we tasted the most popular bacon brands. Here’s the best one.)

 

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Reese s'moresA Fork's Tale

Peanut Butter Cups


It’s kind of a no-brainer, but plain ol’ chocolate bars aren’t a requirement for a delicious s’more! A Fork’s Tale recommends using Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, but Kit Kats, Peppermint Patties or any other flat-ish chocolate will do the trick.

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Cookie dough s'morethenovicechefblog.com

Cookie Dough


Everything tastes better with cookie dough, and s’mores are no exception! The Cookie Dough Lover’s Cookbook has a recipe for cookie dough s’mores that perfectly combines your two most-loved childhood faves. You can whip up the batter (with no eggs), and bring it on your next camping trip.

Dip into these other delicious cookie dough desserts.

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Blackberry brie s'moreThe Salty Canary

Brie Cheese


You don’t usually associate s’mores with elegance, but The Salty Canary’s recipe for brie and blackberry s’mores could be the perfect note to end your next dinner party on. Things could get messy, so you might want to make them in your oven, rather than around the campfire.

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Cherries in the penShutterstock / N.Melanjina

Cherry Pie Filling


We already know that cherry and dark chocolate taste great together, so why not add them both to your s’mores? You can even make an open-faced s’more for is an unexpected take on the classic treat. (Here’s how to make your own pie filling!)

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Caramel SauceTaste of Home

Caramel Sauce

Bring your s’mores to new level by breaking out all the toppings you would usually add to an ice cream sundae! You can add sprinkles, maraschino cherries or warm caramel sauce for a delicious combo.

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Chocolate Chip CookiesTaste of Home

Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

You can change up your s’mores with unexpected substitutions, too. Swap out the classic graham crackers for homemade cookies (here’s a recipe!) to create an even sweeter treat.

For more s’mores-inspired desserts, check this out!

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Crescent RollsTaste of Home

Crescent Rolls

You can make a s’more in a crescent roll instead of graham crackers. For a recipe that will make any child (or adult, honestly) blissfully happy, add marshmallows and Nutella, too. You’ll have a warm, gooey treat!

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Sweetened Condensed MilkTaste of Home

Sweetened Condensed Milk

If there’s anything wrong with traditional s’mores, it’s that you have to eat ’em right away. Luckily, we’ve got a recipe for s’mores you can make ahead of time and eat as a snack whenever. Just add sweetened condensed milk to melted chocolate. Easy!

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Bailey's marshmallowsDabbles and Babbles

Bailey’s


If a boozy s’more is what you’re going for (and there aren’t any kids around), Dabbles and Babbles has a super easy idea for Bailey’s marshmallows. After you’ve toasted your marshmallow to a golden brown, you dip it in Bailey’s and add it to your s’more. Magic!

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Ritz cracker s'moresKevin and Amanda

Ritz Crackers


Everything tastes better with Ritz Crackers. Next time you make a s’more (or when you’re out of graham crackers), Kevin and Amanda recommend swapping out the classic grahams for this salty alternative. It’s an easy way to make a pretty ritzy upgrade to your s’more.

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