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Want S'more? 8 Delicious New S'more Recipes to Try

Want S'more? 8 Delicious New S'more Recipes to Try

Ahh, the humble S’more. When you describe the simple sandwich, crafted from two graham crackers, a few rectangles of a chocolate bar and a marshmallow, it doesn’t sound like anything special. But something about the way those ingredients come together when placed over an open campfire, flavors melting and mingling—there’s a reason it’s one of our country’s most popular desserts. And although many may try and sell packaged versions as a cookie or pastry, these just can’t hold a candle to a S’more made over an open fire. It’s something about the heating process that makes these treats originals.

A few historical tidbits about S’mores:

  • The name comes from the fact that you always want “some more” of these treats.The sweet was often made over campfires in the early twentieth century, since the ingredients were easy to carry in knapsacks.

  • In 1927, the first S’mores recipe appeared in a Girl Scout handbook.

  • August 10th is National S’more Day.

  • The record for the largest S’more was set back in May 2003. The sinful sandwich weighed in at 1.6 lbs.

Although S’mores are undoubtedly delicious, their staying power can also be attributed to the process in which they’re made. The actual creation of the S’more is an experience in itself. Kids and adults gathered around a campfire, giggling and assembling. The argument over which is better—a lightly toasted marshmallow or one with a crispy burnt shell. It’s a dessert that brings people together, and that’s part of the fun.

One of the best ways to spend a summer evening? With a S’mores party! Why not put out a S’mores bar of ingredients and have party-goers create their own? We’ve reimagined several different variations of the delectable treat below.

Recipe #1: Chocolate Nutter S'more

Try mixing things up by trading a regular graham cracker for a one of the chocolate variety. A Chocolate Nutter S’more = Chocolate graham cracker + peanut butter + marshmallow. Nuts.

Recipe #2: Elvis S'more

How about a little hunka hunka burning love? An Elvis S’more = Chocolate graham cracker + peanut butter + bananas + marshmallow. Guaranteed to be The King.

Recipe #3: Peanut Butter & Jelly S'more

S’mores can be child’s play with a Peanut Butter & Jelly S’more = Graham Cracker + peanut butter + strawberry jelly + marshmallow.

Recipe #4: E'Roms S'more

Are you one of those people who prefers to look at the world upside down? Try an E’roms (that’s S’more backwards) = Ritz Cracker + white chocolate + chocolate marshmallow. The Ritz cracker adds a salty kick, and Kraft sells chocolate-flavored marshmallows.

Recipe #5: Hazelnut S'more

Perhaps you have a more refined palate? How about a Hazelnut S’more = Chocolate graham cracker + Nutella + crushed hazelnuts + marshmallows.

Recipe #6: Grasshopper S'more

Just when you thought there was no way to improve upon a Girl Scout Thin Mint… Grasshopper S’more = Girl Scout Thin Mint + Andes Mints + marshmallow.

Recipe #7: Tutti Frutti S'more

Can we call this next one health food? After all it has fruit in it—right? Tutti Frutti S’more = Chocolate graham cracker +strawberry jam + banana + marshmallow.

Recipe #8: Salted Caramel S'more

Salted Caramel is huge foodie rage right now, so we’ve reimagined it as a Salted Caramel S’more = graham cracker + caramel sauce + sea salt + dark chocolate + marshmallow.

No matter if you try your hand at making one of these newfangled S’mores or prefer the traditional recipe, the process is the best part. So get out there and have fun!

In no particular order, Amy Reiss is a writer, mother, wife, book-lover, and wine-drinker. Current obsessions include Kelly Oxford's Twitter feed, macaroons, and learning how to use Apple tv. She can quote the movie "So I Married an Axe Murderer" line for line.

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