Who doesn’t love a S’more?! With ingredients like graham crackers, marshmallows and chocolate, how could you possibly go wrong?! Below, I’ve gathered some of our go-to creative S’mores recipes that I think you’ll enjoy!
One of our family’s favorite ways to spend a weekend is gathered around our fire, listening to music, doing cartwheels in the grass (well beyond the sunset) and making S’mores! This is the definition of childhood! It’s imaginative, it’s memorable, and really… Who can resist a S’more?! I know my family can’t! That’s why we decided to think outside the box and share a few of our favorite creative S’mores recipes with you!
My kids love to create (whether it be on a canvas or in the kitchen). So when one of my girls mentioned the idea of creating a “different” kind of S’more, we decided to make a night of it and get creative!
It’s the perfect opportunity to call up our neighbors, host a BBQ or simply skip the hassle of dinner and host a Drinks & Dessert gathering (that’s the best part anyway, right?)
With the help of my kids, I gathered up a few “no fail” S’mores recipe ingredients and started creating! Below are the creative S’mores recipes that everyone enjoyed and how we set up our simple S’mores station!
STEP 1: Gather your Favorite Creative S’mores Recipe Ingredients
Whether you’re making your own creative S’mores recipe or trying one of our favorites below, you’ll want to gather some delicious ingredients for experimenting! Ask your friends and family what recipes they would like to try and create your spread. Below are the creative S’mores ingredients that we used for our recipes below.
- Graham Crackers (Regular & Cinnamon)
- Jett Puffed Marshmallows
- Hershey’s Dark Chocolate and Cookies N Cream (If you are someone who likes a variety of options, try these (and an added bonus is that they come in the perfect S’mores size!)
- Ghirardelli White Chocolate
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
- Pretzels (crushed) – don’t feel like crushing pretzels? Try these as the perfect, stackable option!
- Metal Skewers
STEP 2: Create Your S’mores Station
Using nothing more than a tray and cake stand (speaking of, how cute is this one!), I created a pretty display. Setting out the pre-opened and precut pieces for your guests, makes grabbing and making creative S’mores recipes as breeze! Another great display option is a tiered tray like this one!
You will also want to set out a number of skewers. Corralling the skewers in a fire proof and heat resistant container, like an old crock, not only looks great but is functional as well! No need to worry about your little kiddos running around and stepping on hot skewers; simply grab a skewer from the pot and safely return it when you’re done!
HINT: placing the container on the ground makes it the perfect level for your children to independently and responsibly grab and replace their skewers!
Step #3 – Start Your Camp Fire
If you’re like my husband, who likes to brag about his fire making skills, dating all the way back to his Boy Scout days, then you won’t need this next part 😉 However, you are a fire making newbie like me, simply follow these helpful tips and you’ll be roasting marshmallows in no time!
How to Create a Good Camp Fire
- Gather some tinder (dry, flammable material) and place it in the middle of your fire pit.
- Then right over your tinder bundle, form a teepee with some kindling (small sticks and twigs).
- Continue adding kindling to the teepee, working your way up to pencil sized twigs.
- Create a larger teepee structure around your kindling teepee with your fuel wood (larger logs).
- Light your fire!
Hint: make sure that your wood is dry! This will not only burn easier, but will prevent that irritating white smoke.
Roast your Marshmallows and Enjoy!
Now that you’re a fire making expert, it’s time to grab a skewer, a couple of marshmallows and get roasting!
I like mine burnt on the outside and gooey on the inside! Who’s with me??!!
Remember to get everyone involved and have fun experimenting with the various S’mores flavors! Your kids will love playing chef, and if they are anything like mine, they will marvel at the idea of stacking ANYTHING they want into their dessert concoctions 😉
Our Favorite Creative S’mores Recipes
Creative S’mores Recipe #1 – Blackberry & White Chocolate S’more
The combination of blackberries, white chocolate and graham crackers is irresistible! One taste and you’ll be hooked! We decided to kick the flavor up a notch and used a cinnamon graham cracker! Yum!
Hint: Prefer a gooier S’more? Try roasting your berries in the oven or in a fireproof bowl over the fire beforehand; It’s delicious!
Creative S’mores Recipe #2 – Reece’s Peanut Butter Cup S’more with Crushed Pretzel Crumbs
This is my husband’s personal favorite! Peanut butter, chocolate, marshmallow and graham crackers?? Ummm, yes please! If you like, add a few crushed pretzels to the top for an added sweet and salty kick!
Prefer your S’mores as Elvis did? (or at least as I imagine he did!) Try adding a slice of banana, in lieu of pretzels!
Creative S’mores Recipe #3 -Strawberries & Cream S’more
Strawberries and cream (in this case cookies n cream) go together like pancakes and syrup; it just works! Adding melted marshmallow and cinnamon graham crackers? Well, that’s like adding icing to the cake!
For this creative S’mores recipe, you could opt for a traditional dark or milk chocolate; always a winning combination! However this go around, we gave Hershey Cookies N Cream a try, and all I can say is “yum!”
Hint: For an open faced S’more, a whole strawberry will do. However, if you prefer a sandwiched S’more, simply pre-slice the strawberry into thin dissections beforehand.
Enjoy your Creative S’mores Recipes
I hope that you enjoy these delicious and creative S’mores recipes as much as we do! Remember… there is no limit to the amount of S’mores combinations you can create, so be free and have fun! Enjoy an evening under the stars with friends and family while creating not only delicious S’mores, but memories as well! Cheers!
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