5 Ways to Upgrade S’mores That You Haven’t Thought Of — Yet
Shannon Vestal Robson
By Shannon Vestal Robson

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If there were an official dessert of summer, it would be s’mores. Heck, when you’re camping, s’mores can be a whole meal (not that we endorse that, just that we know that can happen . . . sometimes). We all know how to make them — the simple, satisfying combo of graham crackers, chocolate, and toasted marshmallows. And we all definitely have our own opinion on how to toast them in a fire (I’m of the mind that it has to catch on fire before it’s ready for consumption), but I bet you rarely stray from the usual formula. Well, that’s where things are about to get interesting, friends. We have 5 ways to rethink s’mores that you probably have not thought of before — but we expect you’ll be hungry by the end of this.

1. Add peanut butter.


It is a fact that chocolate’s soulmate is peanut butter. Slather it on the graham cracker before assembling your s’more and thank us later.



2. Bake it into a brownie.


You don’t need a campfire for this one! The next time you’re mixing up brownies, add a cup of mini marshmallows and crushed-up graham crackers to the batter and bake.



3. Add a caramel treat to the marshmallow.

Before toasting your marshmallow over a crackling fire, add a candy caramel (try our Nut & Caramel Chews) too. You can also add it after you toast your marshmallow and when you’re assembling the s’more. The melty combo is so decadent.

4. Rethink the graham cracker.

Graham crackers are the traditional base for s’mores, but there are so many combos that would make a s’more even better. Try a s’more with chocolate cookie thins or chocolate creme cookies; just use them exactly as you would the graham crackers.

5. Make a whole batch at once.

Craving s’mores now but have no immediate plans to go camping? Get out a cookie sheet and assemble the crackers, chocolate, and marshmallow, and a graham cracker on top. Fill the pan (or make as many as you need), then bake for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees.

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