15 Ways to Enjoy S'mores, from Basic to Boozy
The simple and cheap combination of graham crackers, chocolate, and a soft, gooey marshmallow is deliciously sweet and satisfying -- somehow more so for being messy, especially when enjoyed in the traditional way: fireside, while camping, with marshmallows toasted by hand on a long stick. But this flavor profile has been applied to everything from cookies and cakes to cocktails. While some of these recipes aren't as delightfully sloppy as the classic fireside treat, they all stack up in terms of flavor.
This pie is for those who want the flavor of s'mores with the convenience of eating with a fork or spoon. There are a number of s'mores pie recipes out there, but one posted on Tasty Kitchen nicely captures the essence of s'mores, adding just a few baking ingredients to the mix to bring the pie together. The textures are preserved: a bit of crunch along with creamy and sticky marshmallow and plenty of melted chocolate -- so much that some commenters opted to use less than half the eight candy bars prescribed for the filling. (If you like having your fingers in lot of pies, consider some of these easy recipes.)
Change up a classic brownie recipe by adding a marshmallow top and a graham cracker crust to make a winning combination of two favorite treats. The Kitchn has a decadent and dangerously addictive recipe that uses a broiler to get the right toasted char on the marshmallow. It might be a good idea to make these as dessert to bring to a potluck, rather than keep an entire pan of temptation around.
Get the full effect of s'mores in a neat, easy, and more portable package. S'mores cookies from the blog Real Housemoms are loaded with toasted and melty marshmallows, chocolate, and graham flavor to recreate the s'mores experience in an oversize, soft cookie that takes only a half-hour to make.
This cake is sure to be admired and devoured at birthday parties and other celebrations. A recipe from the blog My Baking Addiction makes a dessert more impressive and delicious than cakes that cost much more. The ingredients include graham flour, which provides authentic graham cracker flavor, but regular whole wheat flour can be substituted. The real impact comes from the actual graham crackers, drizzled in chocolate, that crown this cake. (True chocoholics will love these scrumptious cake recipes, too.)