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S’mores Boards Are Summer’s Hottest Food Trend

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You’ve probably heard about charcuterie boards, right? Well, those evolved into snack and dessert boards, which is how we got the latest, greatest version of all: the s’mores board!

You can always turn to social media for a little inspiration and new food trends. Just do a quick search on your fave platform, and you’re sure to find people chatting about this hip dessert idea inspired by tasty s’mores!

What’s a S’mores Board?

Whip out a cutting board, organize it with all the ingredients used to make s’mores, and voilà! You’ve got yourself a s’mores board.

You can go beyond the plain-jane ingredients, though, and let your taste buds guide you to other elements that would make a fantastic s’more. There are several fun variations to this summertime sweet treat, and what makes it unique are the different foods used to build it.

Have a summer party coming up? Don’t spend time baking a dessert! Instead, get creative and throw all sorts of sweets onto a platter to accompany the blazing flames of your bonfire.

You can even build these without a campfire! S’mores boards are the perfect rainy day snack and fair well at slumber parties. Just whip up a cast-iron s’mores dip to serve alongside the other ingredients. Check out the recipe below!

Supplies

Before you dive into the creative construction of a s’mores board, you’ll want to make sure you have a few staples, including an attractive platter and some marshmallow sticks.

Honestly, any wooden or bamboo cutting board will do, but if you only have plastic boards at home and really want to show off your work of art, a new, special board is a must!

This extra-large bamboo board looks nice and won’t break the bank. Plus, you can use it for any gatherings to serve crackers and cheese, fruit, veggies, or chips and dip.

Two side by side images displaying the Royal Craft Wood extra large cheese board.
Royal Craft Wood

If you plan to party outdoors, where proper s’mores tend to happen, you’ll need something to roast those marshmallows on. Of course, you can just find some sticks in your yard to use. But if you want something a bit fancier, we recommend these Jolly Green telescoping sticks.

They’re so much easier to use than natural sticks, and they’ll last you for years!

Two images: The left image features a mother and her daughter roasting marshmallows with a Jolly Green marshmallow sticks and the right image features a pack of new marshmallow sticks along side of a plate of s'mores ingredients.
Jolly Green

Ingredients

We don’t want to take the fun out of choosing your ingredients, but if you do best with a little inspiration, then be sure to take a look at this list of foods you can add to your s’more’s board:

  • The standards: While the purpose of these is to get creative, you can’t leave the famous trio out, or it wouldn’t be a proper s’mores board. So, make sure you have marshmallows, chocolate bars, and graham crackers.
  • Candy galore: The classic Hershey’s chocolate bar is the way to go for tradition’s sake, but you might want to level up when building a s’mores board. Candy bars that are thin enough and will melt just right usually work great. Add a touch of creamy peanut butter with Reese’s Cups, or include a little crunch-factor with a Krunch Bar. Can you imagine what a melted Rollo might do to a s’more? Find out!
  • Sweet spreads: Add color, texture, and flavor to your s’mores board by adding at least one or two pincher cups of sweet spreads. Nut butter and Nutella will always win hearts, but you can also add caramel sauce or various fruit jams, too.
  • Fresh fruit: Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries all look and taste marvelous alongside the s’mores ingredients on your board. Also, try some sliced apples, caramel sauce, and sliced bananas.
  • Graham cracker subs: Not a fan of graham crackers? No problem! There are plenty of other fun options you can enclose your melty ingredients in. Try Rice Krispies Treats, sweet stroopwafels, or Oreo, chocolate chip, or Girl Scout cookies.

How to Build Your Board

  • Choose a platter: Whether you’ve purchased a new cutting board or plan to use a sturdy sheet pan you already have, a proper platter is where the magic starts.
  • Choose your ingredients: Select the sweet treats you want to add to your board—just skim through the list above once more to finalize your choices.
  • Arrange your board: Arrange everything in a pretty pattern that’ll attract your guests and make them hungry. Because you’re working with ready-to-eat foods (and some that melt), it’s wise to use gloves to limit fingerprints and germs.
  • Make a s’mores dip: If you plan to party it up indoors, then be sure to build and bake a skillet of smores dip (it’s the first recipe listed below). It’s the ultimate indoor party treat!
  • Take an insta-worthy pic: Be sure to snap a picture of your newly constructed creation. While you’re at it, be sure to tag @Lifesavvy so we can see your stuff!

Now that you know everything that’s involved in making a s’mores board, we’ll leave you with some inspiring recipes.

Indoor Smore’s Dip

A pan of s'mores dip, and some on a graham cracker.
Five Heart Home

It doesn’t get much simpler than melty milk chocolate topped with marshmallows and graham crackers for dipping! It’s the perfect party snack and a great option for when a rainstorm rolls in.

Otherwise, if you have an indoor party, serving a s’mores skillet looks really nice and doesn’t involve as much work as going to the firepit to make a sweet snack.

Get the Recipe: Five Heart Home

A Classic S’mores Board

This classic s’mores board boasts all the traditional appeal with a fancy edge, using fresh strawberries, pretzel thins, and a few different cookies.

B&NBoards is a New Jersey-based snack board design company, so if you’re in the area, do place an order. If not, just keep checking the company’s Instagram for more delicious board-making inspiration.

An Elegant Twist

This board offers an elegant appeal that’s so pretty! It was created using various types of chocolate, peanut butter for dipping, and a fresh s’mores-inspired mix. We love the addition of square marshmallows, too.

If you’re really into the snack-board trend, you’ll absolutely love the gorgeous works of culinary art Maegan Brown (@thebakermama) included in her cookbook, Beautiful Boards. It features 50 snack boards you’ll love making for special occasions.

Make It Patriotic for the Fourth of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, and there’s no better sweet and decorative dessert to display than a s’mores board made with red, white, and blue ingredients!

While this board boasts all the beauty of July 4, @jlgarvin also covers wellness, motherhood, and more on her blog, so be sure to check it out!


We hope you love all these fun s’mores board ideas. Again, once your board is complete, snap a pic and tag @lifesavvy so we can see what you came up with.

Emilee Unterkoefler Emilee Unterkoefler
Emilee Unterkoefler is a freelance food writer, hiking enthusiast, and mama with over ten years of experience working in the food industry. Read Full Bio »

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