12 Surprising Things to Add to Your S’mores
Get your 'mallows ready! You'll want to try all of these.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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!
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. And if you like the sweet flavors combined with a ritz cracker, you won’t want to miss out on trying another ritz dessert—a ritz torte.