S’moregasbord

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Okay, raise your hand if you’ve made s’mores before. By fire, not microwave. Well, before a few days ago, I hadn’t. I know. I can’t believe it either. I feel like I’m the only one who’s never made these campfire treats.

S’mores. Melty marshmallows and chocolate sandwiched between graham crackers. Mmmmmm.

They are extremely difficult to make so I thought I should document the process for you.

Okay, so that’s not true. I know you don’t need me to show you how to make s’mores, but since I blog about the things I make, I hope you’ll enjoy these marshmallowy photos.

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You just need three things.

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Four, actually. Fire comes in handy.

Five. Friends to share them with are good, too.

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Skewers don’t hurt either.

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Heat the marshmallows over a fire until the surface starts to get brown and the inside gets all melty.

It’s very scientific.

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I like my marshmallows a bit on the burnt side.

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Remove the ooey gooey goodness from the skewer …

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… and sandwich in between two graham crackers. The heated marshmallow will start to melt your chocolate.

That is all. But, that isn’t enough.

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Because, then you get to go again.

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This one was warmed just enough without burning the edges. This photo makes me want another one pronto.

By the way, you might not be able to tell by the pictures, but these were mega marshmallows. Huge. Practically the size of the crackers.

I wish I could remember the name of them for you. But I can’t. Forgive me for teasing you.

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Be glad it’s dark if you decide to use gigantic marshmallows. Let’s just say I would have made a good photo for a new “Got Marshmallow” campaign.

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So here’s the fun part. Well, the more fun part. We made s’mores with a few kinds of chocolate.

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Hershey’s, Reese’s and Caramello candy to name a few.

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We made a little s’moregasbord of chocolate and peanut butter and caramel… oh my!

And I have to tell you the Caramello candy bars ended up being my favorite.

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Yep. this one. I think I will dream about you tonight.

Hope you enjoyed the pics.

Please tell me a that few of you have never made these either. Anyone?

Or if you’re a pro at them, do you have any suggestions for s’more kinds of combos? I’m thinking nutella would be delish.

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440 comments on “S’moregasbord”

  1. Ok, so here in oz we’ve heard about these yummy treats on all the American sitcoms but they haven’t taken off here. Oh but I wish they would! Can you explain to me what graham crackers are like so I can purchase something similar? Appreciated!

  2. All the fabulous ideas are making me crave S’mores! So many new ideas to try out. I think I will host a girl’s night out and light the firepit in the back yard and gather up all the goodies mentioned here and let everyone experiment. A previous post asked what kind of wine to serve, any beverage suggestions everyone? Great pictures BTW. You are our inspiration :)

  3. Excellent idea!! S’mores is my favorite flavor combo!

  4. Oh Bakerella! S’mores are my favorite indulgence. I hope you don’t mind a little mention for my company. It’s called Daybreak Farms, and we make Gourmet Marshmallows. We have flavors such as – Chocolate Covered Cherry, Cappuccino, Gingerbread, Mexican Hot Chocolate, and Peanut Butter Bliss.These make insanely good s’mores, as well as great hot cocoa. I would love to send you some to try. Contact me at my email, or see the website @ www,daybreakfarmstore.com.

  5. i can’t believe you have never made s’mores that way before, and i can’t believe i’ve never made s’mores with a peanut butter cup! YUM

  6. This summer, my sister introduced us to S’moreos. You replace the Graham Cracker with 2 Oreos. So delicious. You can even leave out the chocolate…or not. :)

  7. My boyfriend makes Smoreos – using an oreo cookie in place of the graham cracker. I’m a traditionalist but even I had to admit it was pretty incredible.

  8. Always start with a stick that you’ve peeled the bark off of one end ! that is the best way! and there is no washing up afterwards! Just throw the stick into the fire when you are done! We roasted marshmallows on the beach campfire each night during the summer. We had no graham crackers or chocolate then but the marshmallows were so good roasted black and eaten off that stick. At Girl Scout Camp, we did have the s’mores and they were SO good! Have fun!
    Deborah

  9. I am SO happy that you got to make these for your first time. Life changing, eh??

  10. Hershey’s miniature chocolates! Mmmmm. Crunchy smores.

  11. We just had a girls weekend at the lake and we did s’mores in the fireplace and they were sooo good. Wish I would have seen this post I would have gotten the giant marshmallows and different candy! I read a recipe recently about doing s’mores on the grill. You put graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow and cracker on foil and make several and wrap them in foil and put them on the grill and close the lid. It doesn’t take long before it’s warm and gooey. No char to these though and that’s part of the fun!

  12. We ordered a Smore dessert at a coffee/sandwich shop called Cosi. You get a hibachi grill with a platter of graham crackers, Hershey bars, and marshmallows–you grill your own at your table. I bought a hibachi grill and now do this dessert at home. By the way, be careful with children and large marshmallows–choking hazard.

  13. I have the best receipe for INDOOR SMORE’S! Let me know if you would like me to post it for you. Being a Girl Scout Advisor, this is a huge hit no matter where we are.

  14. add a slice of granny smith apple and you’ll have perfection!

  15. I really can’t believe you’ve never made these. No Girl Scouts for you? Man do I love s’mores.

  16. I must admit that i’ve never made smore’s either! I ishould probably get with the program and try them out…or my kids will grow up without the joy of them as well! Thanks for the fun ideas :)

  17. haha, my mom and i were just toasting marshmallows last night! my mom is crazy and doesn’t like chocolate, and i don’t like graham crackers, so we didn’t bother with those.

  18. We gave little boxes of s’mores as favors for our wedding (10/02/2010), and we provided the fixings to make four kinds of gourmet s’mores. The details got posted on the Offbeat Bride Blog! See http://offbeatbride.com/2010/10/smores-favors

  19. I have definitely made s’mores in the microwave since I was a kid. I actually made my first s’more over a fire just this past Saturday! LOVED it! I’ll have to try different chocolates, too.

  20. Ha ha, I just had my first s’more last weekend and I’ll have to say, yum, but mega messy!

  21. we started camping this summer with the kids and every trip we had to have s’mores. The kids each picked out bars and we ended up with mint chocolate, cookies and cream, toffee bits, dark, Caramilk, and of course milk chocolate. MMMMMMMMMMM

  22. Love all of these! We like to use different grahm crackers too, Chocolate, and cinnamon with white chocolate. Your pictures make it all look very romantic. Where are the kids dropping the melted marshmellows all over the place? Just kidding. :)

  23. The Caramello look wonderful! We had a fire Sat, but no one had the ingredients to make smores :(

    I’m so excited that my cousin is going to go to your book signing this weekend & get one for me! It was on my Xmas list & I’m even more excited to have a signed one. Hope you have a great time in NYC.

  24. Sometimes we make “bearly there” S’Mores using Teddy Graham crackers, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. You hear them over a candle instead of a campfire. It’s VERY cute and makes for adorable pictures!

    My daughters also love putting a couple of M&Ms inside the marshmallow before you roast it. The M&M gets all melty and amazing and… mmmm….

  25. I’ve had the Hershey bars (who hasn’t?? Really, Bakerella?? :P ) and I’ve had the Reese’s which weren’t bad. But Caramello?!?! That’s BRILLIANT!! :O Caramel is my absolute favorite and I’ve never had these! :( I can’t wait to try them and am very sad that camping season in Iowa has already come to an end. I will be buying a large quantity before our first trip next season!! Thanks!!

  26. Cinnamon graham crackers & Hershey’s Special Dark chocolate!

  27. Nutella is amazing on a smore! Thats how we do it at our house!!

  28. If you leave off the chocolate and put sliced bananas in there instead, it tastes like banana pudding. Aaaahhhhh :)

  29. Never tried anything other than Hershey’s but Reese’s sounds like perfection. We had the giant marshmallows this summer, but weren’t big fans. We could never get them melted enough on the inside and not burnt on the outside.

  30. YUMMMOOO! Great now I want a smore, but when do I not?!?! I have never tried it with anyother chocolate bars! Reese Cups are my fav, I will def. try it next time!!!!!!!

  31. well ive never made em, i dont go camping often… and i cant find graham crackers in Uruguay… but ill try to make a copycat sometime!!!

  32. Chocolate covered graham crackers or fudge stripe cookies work great, and using andes candies mints or york peppermint patties instead of the chocolate bars is equally yummy. the possibilities are end less!

  33. I’ve never even thought about using different kinds of chocolate! A carmello sounds amazing!

  34. We make smores in the microwave with nutella all the time. My daughter loves to watch as the fat marshmellow puffs up. It only takes a few seconds and is great in a pinch when you have a smores craving and no access to a fire.

  35. The smores looks awesome but I also love your nail polish! What color is it!?

  36. Love this post!!

    We had s’mores at my wedding–hershey’s and reese’s in little individual baggies–it was so cute! Except that it was the hottest day on record and they started melting before the fire got to them lol

    Still delicious!!

  37. We like to use Ritz crackers instead of the grahams. Spread the Ritz with peanut butter and proceed as usual. But oh, the different candy bars sound good…

  38. I love any kind of S’more! I definitely have to agree with you that Reese’s makes a fantastic S’more LOVE them! I went a little Sm’re crazy during the summer and made 3 different kinds including the S’more pop!

    http://www.madewithpink.com/search/label/S%27mores

  39. I’ll take a s’more with a reese PB cup! so so good!

  40. Dark chocolate is the way to go. If you don’t have a fireplace, the broiler on the oven makes a (passable) substitution.

  41. Been eating s’mores since I can remember! My favourite is the classic, with pieces of Jersey Milk bar. Yum. Sometimes we take the warm melty marshmallow and shove the chocolate inside of it, then put it on the crackers. Because the chocolate is totally enveloped it melts faster. Another time saver is to buy chocolate dipped graham crackers. Better for little kids and cheaper, but I find you don’t get as much chocolate and what you do get tastes kind of cheap. Caramilk is great too though!

  42. Omg….I gained five pounds just reading this….yum!!!

  43. When the kids were small my Mom would buy cookies that already had one side dipped in chocolate… Sometimes squishing the loose chocolate bar in the sandwich is a real balancing act for chubby fingers!!! I think they were digestive cookies she use to buy (can’t remember the name)

  44. i love my s’mores with nutella. i have never made s’mores over a camp fire but really want to

  45. At Girl Scout camp we leaders called a s’more with a caramel in it a ‘shut ’em up’ because the girls had to chew extra long with the caramel in there so it shut them up – if only for a few minutes.

  46. See now i was trying to find out about these the other week and as a result on Halloween or the night before i can’t remember we were dunking marshmallows in melted chocolate, lovely so i thought i’d try popping the marshmallow in the candle flame. The experiment was pretty short lived cause the browned burn’t bit didn’t go down well at all so i’ll pass but continue with the melted chocolate :)

  47. Wow. They look awesome. I’d like to have some, now :P

  48. You can buy Keebler brand, chocolate covered grahams or chocolate peanut butter covered grahams at the grocery store and use them, they are smaller, but work great too.

  49. The Reese cups sound like an awesome idea. I was always too impatient to wait for the marshmallow to melt the chocolate, but I didn’t like having the hard candy bar in the smore (made things more messy). So I discovered you can use chocolate frosting. It is essentially premelted chocolate. It is delicious. Nutella sounds good too.

  50. Every summer I have them. Where I live you can have bonfires in your backyard.
    Try Peeps instead of marshmallows. They are good toasted.

  51. I used the ginormous marshmallows for the first time this past summer. I hated them. I couldn’t get my mouth around the whole thing — and believe me, I have a big mouth. It was just too much and made the whole thing unenjoyable.

    My favorite variation is just the addition of peanut butter. I don’t like using a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, though. I take the graham cracker, spread peanut butter over it, nestle the chocolate into the the gooey goodness, then put the roasted mallow on top, and finish it off with the other graham.

  52. York Peppermint Patties!! In fact I did it this past saturday night. I have the oversized marshmellows too although with kids they are just a little bit more on the messy side. We also made pies in our firepit in our backyard…brought back so many childhood memories. Glad that I don’t have to wait for camping to come around to be able to enjoy these goodies!!

  53. Oooh goodness…now we’re really jealous we don’t have a fireplace! And the Reese’s cups?! Genius lady…genius!

  54. LOVE them with Reese’s! They are soo good like that! YUM!!!!

  55. I bought some of those giant marshmallows this summer in Pennsylvania. The ones I bought are just called EXTRA GIANT Marshmallows and are by a company named de la Rosa. They came in vanilla and strawberry flavors. I have never had a s’more, I now feel greatly deprived.

    Bakerella what can we do to bribe you to bring your awesome book tour to the Tampa Bay area? Shall I begin a petition at our William Sonoma? I think after all that traveling you have been doing a signing near St Pete Beach would be a just reward!
    Come see us soon!!

  56. We like to make them with Girl Scout Samoas instead of graham crackers. I want one right now!

  57. I had s’mores last night! But as a certified chocaholic, why have I NEVER thought about using PB cups or Caramilk in place of the plain stuff?! Brilliant!

    Totally unrelated, PLEASE tell me what nail polish colour/brand it is you’re wearing in this post. It’s gorgeous! Maybe it’s my screen but it looks like a grey/brown colour. Very chic.

  58. I’m so glad you’ve been introduced to this amazingness! My family camped on the beach at least 3 times each summer and smores were ALWAYS on the menu.

    Last summer we had a little campfire at the beach & brought along my cousin’s new girlfriend. She’s 30 and Jordanian. Her family had never even been to the beach and she’d never had smores so it was fun to introduce her to it. Fun and a little frightening…. her marshmallow caught on fire so she freaked out and started waving her skewer back & forth in the air, sending the flaming marshmallow flying!

  59. This post is so bad for my new diet… I really want to try s’mores with those other candies now! OH MY GOODNESS.

  60. Oh yeah, the variations are great. I did a blog post on this in July for the holiday. Vary the marshmallows, too for more variety and choices! http://turkeycreeklavender.blogspot.com/2010/06/great-idea-for-4th-of-july-scrummy.html

  61. We like to spread the graham cracker with peanut butter, then top with the chocolate and toasted marshmallow. It is so yummy!! Plus, it helps the chocolate and marshmallow actually stay on the graham cracker. :)

  62. I have an awesome s’mores cupcake recipe. Very yummy :)

  63. Mmmm…smores are fantastic. When I lived in London I replaced the graham cracker for digestives – good, but just not the same!

    p.s. love that fabulous nail polish, where is it from?

  64. oh, i love the idea of using different kinds of candy bars… especially peanut butter cups!

    my sister sometimes make “goobersmacks”–instead of graham crackers you use Keebler’s chocolate covered grahams (i’m forgetting the name of them) and spread peanut butter on one side, then add a marshmallow. . delicious!

  65. Yummy! We’ve made traditional fire smores many times. But I also love microwave smores in a pinch. I take marshmallows and dip them in chocolate coating and let it harden. Keep them on hand for an “emergency”! Just stick one on a graham cracker and microwave 8 seconds. I like the way the marshmallow breaks free of the chocolate in the microwave and starts oozing out! Yummy, my mouth is watering!

  66. never tried that in my life ever.. looking yummy for the cold nights..^^

  67. Smores are our favorite camping ‘dessert’. If you want something more simple (KISS), use chocolate coated cookies (like Peak Freans) to sandwich the ‘mallow…a little easier for the kiddies to handle but just as delicious.

  68. Oh YUM!!!!!

  69. I’m a s’mores purist. Nothing but the graham cracker, marshmellow and Hershey’s chocolate for me. My friends who are much more adventurous love Reeses and Andes Mints though!

  70. oooh, I LOVE smores. My 6 year old found the JUMBO marshmallows the other day at Target. They will be a MUST HAVE for Thanksgiving at the ranch!!

  71. Don’t know if someone has mentioned this but if you don’t have a fire or proper ingredients, chocolate frosting (left over from a batch of cake balls) and marshmallow cream works quite well! Yummy and quick and easy. You can even microwave it for a few seconds to get it all gooey!

  72. S’Mores with Reece’s that’s what I’m talking about!

  73. Yum! I love s’mores! But I’m definitely a Reeses girl on this issue. Although I might have to try out the Snickers or Carmello combo, sounds delish!

  74. Now I have to try making them with different chocolates… bet the bucket of mini bars from Halloween will make a fun experiment process. I wonder how a mini mars bar will taste :)

  75. WOW; this comment stream is GREAT ….never thought of altering the ole’ Girl Scouts recipe…..S’mores are earning their name in a whole new way with all these terrific combos and cooking tips! Thanks for posting, Bakerella!

  76. Oh my that looks wonderful.

  77. Those marshmallows are hilarious. I’ve never changed up the basic recipe, although peanut butter spread on one of the crackers is a nice addition, though the peanut butter cup accomplishes that as well.

  78. I’ve never tried it with Caramello’s! My husband loves s’mores with Reeses but now I need to try them with my favorite chocolate bar. Oooh, maybe nutella too!! Yum!

  79. It’s great to see you posting cooking things again ;-) missed seeing it!

  80. Can’t wait to try one with a Caramello!! Genius!

  81. I love smores and I’m so glad you finally tried them! I love just the traditional marshmallow, graham cracker, and plain, Hershey’s milk chocolate bar combo. Yum!

  82. Look how long all the posts are Bakerella! You can tell folks LOVE their S’mores. I was cracking up at your lovely painted nails in the photos. Usually we’re all outdoors here when it’s S’mores season and after building the fire, our hands are sooty and eventually sticky from all the melted goodness. Psst! For those of you who don’ t have a fireplace, an electric burner on high works just a great! No crackling fire, but oh my gosh, the same wonderfulness of a campfire s’mores, all winter long.

  83. In order to get the chocolate to melt,
    1. put one marshmallow on each prong of the skewer, and toast them to golden brown.
    2. enlist a friend to help you make the sandwhich, by holding the graham crackers open for you, one in each hand.
    3. place the skewer and bottom marshmallow on the bottom graham cracker with one hand, and use your other hand to slip/squish the chocolate in between the two marshmallows.
    4. have your friend put the upper graham cracker on and press slightly to pull the whole delicious melting perfection off of the skewers.
    5. eat promptly, throwing caution to the wind. Part of s’mores is the mess. I’ve eaten s’more out of my hair hours later, still yummy! 8)

  84. so i’m not a huge fan of s’mores (i’m odd like that :) but i absolutely LOVE this variation: ritz crackers, mini reese’s pb cups, and marshmallows…mmmm. can’t stop eating them! (i nicknamed them ‘s’mitz’ :)

  85. Oh my! I love smores but have never thought of using Reese’s cups, which are my favorite candy! But Nutella…that’s a whole different dimension…this does not bode well for diet!

  86. I bet they would taste amazing with milky ways!

  87. I like to put the cracker with the chocolate by the fire so it melts. Just the warm mallow is not often enough. Or quote the movie “Sandlot” as I make them. :)

  88. I’m a big fan of making s’mores using the broiler. I place a graham cracker, piece of chocolate and the marshmallow under the broiler til the marshmallow gets toasty, then take it out and top it with the other graham. Gets the nice toast without having a fire.

    I also LOVE making the open-faced version popularized at Disney’s 50’s Primetime Cafe. Lay out one full graham cracker and top with chocolate pieces. Take 4 larger marshmallows and cut in half, then place them on top of the chocolate. Toss it under the broiler til the marshmallows are toasty and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

    Disney’s original: http://twitpic.com/352r1t

    My 1st attempt a while back: http://www.flickr.com/photos/melgotserved/4260286197/

  89. i have to say that just within the past year i have been eating my s’mores with only reeces! i find the sweet, salty, creamy, nutty texture the best!

  90. We love making them with Reese’s at our house, but Keebler Fudge Stripe cookies are also great – crunchy cookie and chocolate all in one!

  91. I really like making them with the little wrapped Lindt dark chocolate squares. Perfect size, and so much better than milk chocolate!

  92. O My Goodness! I love Love LOVE that you got to expierence the joy of s’mores making!

    In my house we call any s’more done up all fancy pants “goumet s’mores”. There is a long standing tie for house favorite, stale peeps instead of marshmallows OR reese’s peanutbutter cups inplace of hershey’s chocolate.

    Usually for my birthday , we have gourmet s’mores at a beach bonfire instead of -gasp- a cake.

  93. What about a funsize snickers?? Never tried it but now i may have to………

  94. Giant marshmallows are also perfect between two cookies- chocolate chip w/ m&m’s are my favorite!

  95. I’ve never even hade S’mores, they’re not very common in Germany. I would like to try them, though, but before I can do so, I need to experiment with making my own marshmallows that don’t contain gelatin. Anyone ever tried that?

  96. S’mores were just never worth the work for me … until my husband introduced me to his version: squish a toasted marshmallow in between two Keebler Fudge Stripes cookies. (The kind with the hole in the middle, chocolate stripes on one side, and coated chocolate on the bottom.) Delish!

  97. Well, I never made a S’more in my life either! :) I have one few years ago and now… I want one! :)
    thanks for sharing !

  98. I know this is way off subject, but I LOVE your nail color. Is it by OPI by any chance? It looks a lot like “You don’t know Jacques” by them, which is probably one of my favorite colors.

    The S’mores look DELISH by the way :)

  99. Oh, how I love S’mores!! I am glad you loved them, too. :)

  100. We rarely use regular chocolate anymore…I prefer Reese’s cups, my dad likes the dark chocolate PB cups. Mmmm.

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