Classic S’mores (photo courtesy Dandies vegan marshmallows [they’re great].
 Gourmet S’mores made with a Petit Écolier chocolate-topped biscuit and a chocolate chocolate chip marshmallow (photo courtesy Plush Puffs gourmet marshmallows).
 No-Bake S’mores Pie (photo courtesy Brown Eyed Baker; here’s the recipe).
August 10th is National S’mores Day—that warm, gooey delight for kids and grown-ups alike.
To make the basic S’mores sandwich cookie, you need one or two marshmallows, two graham crackers and a piece of chocolate bar to fit the grahams for each.
The marshmallow is toasted and placed on top of the chocolate and the bottom graham, followed by the top graham. The heat of the toasted marshmallow melts the chocolate into a gooey delight. Don’t forget the napkins.
We’ve got lots of favorite s’mores recipes (our list is below), but this year we’re having a S’mores party with a twist: fun substitutions.
SUBTITUTES FOR THE CHOCOLATE BARS
Chocolate mints (e.g. Andes Mints)
Flavored chocolate bars (e.g. Lindt’s Crunchy Caramel with Sea Salt Bar; chile, coconut, orange, raspberry, toffee, etc.)
Peanut butter cups
Brownies or blondies (slice the squares in half)
Chocolate chocolate chip cookies With White Chips (or butterscotch chips, PB chips, etc.)
Chocolate chip cookies
Chocolate chocolate chunk cookies
Gourmet graham crackers (or homemade)
Pavlovas (meringue cups)
Peanut butter cookies or other favorite
SUBTITUTES FOR THE GRAHAM CRACKERS
Marshmallow cream (e.g. Fluff)
SUBTITUTES FOR THE MARSHMALLOWS
Cherry cheesecake spread (mix cream cheese with cherry preserves)
Dulce de leche
Chocolate Bar History
Graham Cracker History
THERE ARE RECIPES BELOW, BUT FIRST…some history.