Since the Girl Scouts popularized s’mores (the first published recipe is in their 1927 handbook), they have been a happy tradition around the campfire. Two marshmallows toasted on a stick, a square of chocolate and two graham crackers make a delicious chocolate marshmallow sandwich.
The heat from the toasted marshmallow melts the chocolate a bit to add more lusciousness. The name of the sweet sandwich snack comes from its addictive quality: You’ll always ask for “some more.”
These days, the grill most often replaces a campfire, but the treat is just as sweet. And the original concept has given way to different riffs on s’mores.
This set of s’mores-inspired recipes, from McCormick, doesn’t even need a grill. It uses marshmallow creme, and sets up a build-your-own s’mores bar that offers different cookies in additional to graham crackers.
Want more than a cookie sandwich? Make “ice cream s’mores” by crumbling the cookies and piling the ingredients atop a scoop of vanilla.
Of course, you can use your own favorites instead of these ideas. Brainstorm with family and friends to come up with winning combinations:
Banana Split S’mores: vanilla wafers + vanilla marshmallow creme + chocolate sauce + chopped grilled bananas and strawberries
Chocolate Pretzel S’mores: graham crackers + mini chocolate covered pretzels + vanilla marshmallow creme + caramel sauce
Peach Melba S’mores: shortbread cookies + vanilla marshmallow creme + raspberry jam + chopped grilled peaches
Peanut Brittle S’mores: peanut butter cookies + vanilla marshmallow creme + caramel sauce + toffee bits and chopped peanuts
Raspberry Lemon Bar S’mores: sugar cookies + vanilla marshmallow creme + lemon curd + halved raspberries