Ooey Gooey S’mores…with a Twist!

What better way to end the perfect summer’s day than sitting around a crackling fire toasting marshmallows? The answer is turning those marshmallows into ooey, gooey s’mores. And while the traditional treat is tasty, we’re here to help you take your s’more game to the next level. Below are five easy ways to make s’mores…with a twist!

  1. Think beyond the graham cracker. They may be the go-to, but grahams often crumble under pressure. Try biscuits, cookies, or even toasted bread. Possibilities? Peanut butter cookies, mint cookies, raisin bread, cranberry walnut bread, shortbread, brownies, or just plain ol’ buttermilk biscuits. Also fun? Pretzels or regular round crackers.
  2. Soak your marshmallows. Dip your cooked marshmallows in anything from coffee to liquor just after roasting. Our favorites? Bailey’s Irish Cream liquor, Big Water Coffee Red Beard Espresso, and South Shore Brewery’s Rhoades’ Scholar Stout. Next level goodness? Bourbon and bacon s’mores. Kid-level awesomeness? Springbrook Organic Farm chocolate milk.
  3. Change up the chocolate. Milk chocolate adds a lot to the sweetness, so go for dark chocolate the next time you think you’re not up for the sugar. Beyond plain ol’ chocolate, look for varieties with nuts or dried fruit to add another layer of flavor to your s’mores. Most valuable player? Chocolove Cherries & Almonds in Dark Chocolate for its nutty fruitiness.
  4. Pile on the fresh fruit. Whether you love strawberries, peaches, oranges, or some other fruit, try it on your next s’more. Best bet? Strawberry shortcake s’mores with biscuits instead of grahams. Party leftovers? Fruit salad s’mores.
  5. Spread on the goodness. Peanut butter, jelly, jam, and even caramel can all lend a hand in the quest for more flavorful s’mores. Perfect pairing? Peanut butter and jelly s’mores. A little nuttier? Hazelnut spread s’mores.