15 Creative S’mores Recipes

15 Creative S'mores Recipes

No backyard bbq is complete without s’mores. And with these 15 Creative S’mores Recipes, your next get together will be legendary!

Guess what?!

I’m 30 today.

It’s my birfffday.

I know, I know.  It’s tough to imagine this sweet baby face is 30 years old.  Although I rarely get carded anymore and my elementary students often tell me they think I’m in my 40’s (I swear, they have no concept of age), my wife guarantees me that I don’t look a day over 29.

It’s been a weekend long celebration around here.  A special dinner at Torrisi Italian Specialties with Asheley on Saturday.  Family party on Sunday.  And today… a get together with friends at my fave local Thai restaurant.

But no celebration would be complete without including you guys.  You’re my people.  We understand each other.  And I’ve been saving this post for awhile now, just to share for this very occasion.

We all know s’mores are awesome.  But, these smores.  Well, let’s just say Asheley and I had quite the fantastic time taste-testing these 15 creative s’mores recipes.

 

1. Candied Bacon S’mores.

Candied Bacon S'mores

Graham cracker + dark chocolate + marshmallow + candied bacon = my new favorite s’more!

Seriously.  These Candied Bacon S’mores are salty sweet perfection.

It was my mom’s favorite, too.  I let her in on the taste-testing also.  That’s just the kind of sweet, thoughful son I am ;)

And don’t let the thought of making candied bacon overwhelm you.  It’s ridiculously easy.

Coat some strips of bacon with brown sugar, place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet, and bake in a 375 – 400°F oven for about 15-25 minutes, until the bacon is crispy.  Transfer to some paper towels to cool, and boom… candied bacon.

 

2. Cookie Butter (Speculoos) S’mores.

Cookie Butter Speculoos S'mores

I’ve eaten more speculoos/cookie butter this past year than I probably should admit.  For instance…

And that’s not counting all the times I just grabbed a quick spoonful ;)

I don’t know why I never thought of replacing the chocolate with cookie butter before, but now it’s all about making up for lost time.  Cookie Butter S’mores are freaking fantastic.

 

3. Roasted Berries S’mores.

Roasted Berries S'mores Roasted Berries S'mores

I can’t take credit for this genius idea.  I saw it on Jelly Toast Blog and had to try it.  Well, she’s right.  It’s amazing.

First, have you ever roasted fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in the oven?  It’s super easy and the payoff is HUGE.  Like, I wanted to bathe in the stuff.  It’s that good.

And if you can find these waffle cookies in the grocery store, you get bonus points.  If not, just use good ole’ trusty graham crackers.

My mom was a big fan of these Roasted Berries S’mores.  And my mom knows s’mores.

 

4. Salted Caramel S’mores.

Salted Caramel S'mores Salted Caramel S'mores

Need I say more?  Salted Caramel S’mores.

It’s as easy as grabbing your fave caramel sauce (or DIY’ing it if you’re that kind of awesomeness) and sprinkling on some seriously flaky sea salt.

 

5. Samoa Cookie S’mores.

Samoa S'mores

I have to admit, I’m not a coconut fan.  But I know people go all ga-ga over those Girl Scout Samoa Cookies.  So why not smother some caramel and toasted coconut right up in that toasted marshmallow? Exactly.

 

6. Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutella S’mores.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutella S'mores

Chocolate chip cookies make a great standby for graham crackers.  And can we just say nutella for the win?  For realz… who needs little squares of chocolate when you can slather on the nutella.

I just may have to make these Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutella S’mores a regular at my backyard grill-outs.

 

7. Mexican Chocolate S’mores.

Mexican Chocolate S'mores

Cinnamon + Chili Powder adds just that little punch of flavor that your taste buds want.  Really, I swear.  Just ask them.  They’ll tell ya how it is.

 

8. The Elvis S’mores.

The Elvis S'mores

Elvis apparently loved banana, peanut butter, and bacon sandwiches.  So my guess is that he would of loved these s’mores, too.

 

9. Chocolate Covered Potato Chip S’mores.

Chocolate Covered Potato Chip S'mores

Have you ever had a chocolate covered potato chip?  You should.  Go ahead, pause this and treat yourself immediately.  I’ll wait.

:: waiting ::

Okay, now that your mind is blown, blow it again by making these Chocolate Covered Potato Chip S’mores.

 

10. Chocolate Covered Pretzel S’mores.

Chocolate Covered Pretzel S'mores

C’mon, you had to have seen this coming.  Chocolate Covered Pretzel S’mores are equally amazing.

Light bulb.  What if you did potato chips AND pretzels all on one?!  Uhm, #forthewin.

 

11. Rice Krispies Treat S’mores.

Rice Krispie Treat S'mores

Asheley LOVES rices krispie treats.  She may or may not of (she did) eat the entire pan of rice krispie treats within 24 hours.

And Asheley was the official taste tester of this Rice Krispies Treat S’mores.  Her expert reccomendation?  Do an open-faced s’more on this one.

And my recommendation… make the rice krispie treats as thin as possible.  It makes the s’mores eating process a whole lot easier :)

 

12. Oreo Cookie S’mores.

Oreo Cookie S'mores

My dad was all about these Oreo Cookie S’mores.  And the marshmallow is the perfect size for an oreo.  It’s like it was meant to be.

 

13. Reese Peanut Butter Cup S’mores.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

Now I went ahead and cut that PB Cup in half lengthwise , but feel free to just slap one on there whole.  Looks like the classic fluffernutter just got a facelift… Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup S’mores.  #boom

 

14. Snickers S’mores.

Snickers S'mores

So pretty much any candy will work in place of chocolate.  Like snickers.  Hungry?  Why wait.

 

15. Milky Way S’mores.

Milky Way S'mores

And the trusty Milky Way of course works well, too.  Quick tip: freeze the candy bar for a bit before trying to slice lengthwise.  It’ll make it easier to get a clean cut.

 

16. Kit Kat S’mores.

Kit Kat S'mores

And probably my favorite candy bar… the Kit Kat.  It adds an extra layer of crispy crunchy goodness and totally ups the overall s’mores enjoyment factor.

Other candy ideas:

  • Almond Joy
  • Peppermint Patty
  • Twix
  • Nestle’s Crunch
  • Rolos

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15 Creative S'mores Recipes
 
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Serves: A S'mores Feast!
Ingredients
  • Graham Crackers
  • Marshmallows
  • Dark or Milk Chocolate Bars
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Waffle Cookies
  • Oreos
  • Rice Krispie Treats
  • Nutella
  • Cookie Butter or Speculoos
  • Candied Bacon (recipe below)
  • Roasted Berries (recipe below)
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Sea Salt
  • Bananas, sliced
  • Cinnamon
  • Chili Powder
  • Chocolate Covered Potato Chips and Pretzels (recipe below)
  • Milky Ways, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Snickers, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Kit Kats, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Reese Peanut Butter Cups
Candied Bacon
  • Bacon
  • Brown Sugar
Roasted Berries
  • 1 cup strawberries, quartered
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ½ cup blueberries
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips and Pretzels
  • Potato Chips
  • Mini Pretzels
  • Dark Chocolate
Instructions
  1. I don't think anyone needs a lesson in how to build a s'mores, but here's the idea...
  2. Using a stick, long grilling fork, or wood skewer, stick on a marshmallow and roast over an open flame for 30-60 seconds, or until toasted.
  3. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers (or cookies, etc) lined with chocolate (or other toppings) Devour immediately.
Candied Bacon
  1. Preheat oven to 375-400°F. Sprinkle both sides of strips of bacon with brown sugar. Place on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet and cook in oven until crisp, about 15-25 minutes. Transfer candied bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain. Once cool, cut into bite sized pieces.
Roasted Berries
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Spread into an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in a 450°F oven for 20-25 minutes. Transfer fruit and syrup to a bowl. Let cool completely before using on s'mores.
Chocolate Covered Potato Chips and Pretzels
  1. Place some dark chocolate in a small bowl and microwave on medium power just until barely melted through, stirring every 30 seconds.
  2. Dip pretzels and potato chips in chocolate and place on a piece of wax paper to allow chocolate to harden.
Candied Bacon S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with chocolate and candied bacon.
Cookie Butter S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with cookie butter.
Roasted Berries S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 waffle cookies or graham crackers lined with chocolate and a spoonful of roasted berries.
Salted Caramel S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with caramel sauce and a sprinkle of flaky sea salt.
Samoa Cookie S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with caramel sauce and toasted coconut.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Nutella S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 chocolate chip cookies lined with nutella.
Mexican Chocolate S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with chocolate sprinkled with cinnamon and chili powder.
Elvis S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with peanut butter, banana, and candied bacon.
Chocolate Covered Potato Chip S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with chocolate covered potato chips.
Chocolate Covered Pretzel S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with chocolate covered pretzels.
Rice Krispies Treat S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 thin rice krispie treats lined with chocolate.
Oreo Cookie S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between an oreo cookie lined with chocolate.
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with a peanut butter cup.
Snickers S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with bite sized pieces of snickers.
Milky Way S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with bite sized pieces of milky way.
Kit Kat S'mores
  1. Place roasted marshmallow between 2 graham crackers lined with bite sized pieces of kit kat.

 

 

 

Comments

  1. says

    First off, s’mores! Yes. Secondly, we share the same birthday!!!!!! Mine is today too! So happpppyyyy birthday to you!! Who knew we were fellow Leos?! :) (I’m 28 today, so I’m creeping my way up to 30 with ya!)

    • says

      Whoa!!!! We have the same birthday?!?!?! That’s amazing! I knew I liked you haha. Leo’s are awesome, aren’t they?! Ohhh, you still have 2 more years… lucky!

  2. says

    Happy Birthday Chris! I I’ll drink a cold Dutch beer in your honor later.
    And you can have all the s’mores you want, but just for today, mmkay?
    ;)

    • says

      Hahaha thanks Mike. Promise, I’ll only eat s’mores on special occasions… but summer is a special occasion, so….

  3. says

    Ohhh my goodness Chris! You came up with all these s’more flavor combos?! LOVE it!! Now i’m drooling for s’mores! I usually never eat them unless i’m around a bonfire! Thanks for sharing.

    Hope you have the happiest 30th birthday! It’s a big one :D

  4. says

    Happy Happy Birthday!!! And these s’mores–seriously blowing my mind right now. First of all, I love that you posted these on your birthday because s’mores are one of my favorite things in the universe and I really want to make birthday themed ones. Also I need to try each one of these immediately. Especially the ones with bacon. Hope you have an awesome birthday!

  5. says

    Happy 30th, and just remember…40 is the new 30, so you’re really much younger. :) These s’mores are a great way to celebrate, and I think I’d personally die over the snickers s’more!

  6. says

    Happy Birthday Chris! If it makes you feel better I’m older than you! I turned 30 in June… :(

    I will take solice in these s’mores cuz holy moly that is definitely one way to celebrate! I’m all over that Roasted Berry S’more, it looks delicious!

  7. says

    Happy Birthday Chris!!! You are killing me…. I cannot wait to try these….not sure which one to pick, too good to pick one over other. Thanks for sharing the variety of possibilities!!!

  8. says

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS!!!!
    And, nope, you don’t look a single day over 29, duuuuuuuuh.
    What a wonderful way to celebrate – s’mores are the bomb!! And these 15 versions? I cannot get over how awesome they all look! That roasted berries one is calling my name…. and the milky way version too…. oh well, all of them are ;)

  9. says

    For some reason I found this post hilarious! In a good way, that is. ;-)
    I think it was the kitkats and milkyways & rolos etc. that did it. Oh my goodness, a rolo s’more … I’m in heaven just thinking about it!

  10. says

    Happy happy birthday, Chris! Hope you had an amazing day! 30 isn’t too bad, you will rock it :)
    Love all these s’mores combos – perfect way to celebrate your 29th birthday ;)

  11. says

    Yessss!!! These combinations are mouthwatering! I actually did a S’mores bar at our Christmas party last year. It was such a hit! It would’ve been nice if this post was available to me last year… I would have printed these beautiful photos and framed them for inspiration :)

    Also – check out these gourmet marshmallows. They have the most unique flavors: http://wondermade.com/

  12. says

    Happy birthday, Chris!! So it’s your big day and yet you gave us a gift? 15 delish s’mores AND instructions on how to make candied bacon?! Thank you x 1000!!! And that Rice Krispie s’more? I. can’t. even.

  13. says

    Happy Birthday!! Celebrating with a buffet of s’mores sounds like the best way to ring in the big 3-0! The candied bacon, roasted berries, and Samoa sound AMAZING! I can’t wait to try them!

  14. says

    Happy Birthday Chris! I hope you had a fantastic day of celebration :D
    This is a great S’more roundup. Is 8am too early for sweets? Nah, didn’t think so :D

  15. says

    Happy happy birthday Chris!! I’m about to join the 30-club next month. Bleh haha

    Awesomeeeee s’mores ideas!! Although now I’m really craving one and have none of the supplies at our house. I think a grocery trip is in order…

  16. says

    Happy Birthday. i saw all the cute pictures you put up on IG.
    I’ve been saying I need to make s’mores for a while now, thanks for some great ideas. :)

  17. says

    This post is amazing…and as I was scrolling through, I started thinking that you either very permanent photo set-up or you ate a crapload of s’mores in one sitting. I’m impressed by your s’mores commitment – I bet you’d win a s’mores eating contest. And it’s totally okay if you stuffed your face in s’mores all afternoon because it’s your birthday! Happy birthday (a bit belated – I’m slow)!

    • says

      It was a crapload of s’mores in one sitting hahaha. It took like 3 hours to make and photograph all of them. Phew, a full day commitment to s’mores!

  18. says

    Happy, happy birthday, Chris! It sounds like you are having an awesome celebration. Some of these smore recipe should be part of the festivities too. Bacon? Oreos? Caramel? Count me in!

  19. says

    Sorry I’m a little late to wish you Happy Birthday!!!! I was without internet for a whole week so I’ve been slowly looking through everything I missed. This has got to be my favorite of your posts to date! I can’t even begin to explain my love with s’mores. Lets just say while I was on vacation my kids were in a costume party and I handmade all their costumes. They went as a marshmallow, graham cracker, and their Aunt was a chocolate bar. I’m a little obsessed. I will probably be trying every single one of your variations! Love love love this post :)

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